Seeing the Nats can be such a hassle
In his Sept. 12 Sports column, “Nats’ crowds haven’t caught up to on-field results,” Barry Svrluga wondered why the crowds aren’t larger at Nationals Park. Yes, the team is great and tickets are reasonably priced, but the positives end there. Getting to the park can be an ordeal. Metro is a gamble at best, and driving can be a nightmare.
If you can find parking, it’s exorbitantly priced; once you’re in the park, forget about buying food and drink unless you’ve recently won the lottery. Two beers and a bag of peanuts for $29 — I’m not making that up. Additionally, there are 80 or so home games. Do the math; most folks can afford to attend only a few at best. Those of us who live within walking distance and bring our own peanuts know we have a good thing going, but most of the region is not so fortunate.
Tony Santucci, Washington