The Washington Nationals Are Going Green! Check Out Their New Stadium!

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I was reading through a magazine today when an article caught my eye. The Washington Nationals have a new LEED-certified stadium. This will be the first LEED-certified in Major League Baseball. It’s the first stadium that has been built with keeping the environment in mind. Here are some unique things I read in the article about the new stadium.

For The Children- Beneath the east garage is what they call the “Strike Zone”. It is a 15,000 square foot children’s area with a Playstation Pavillion. Proceeds from the “Strike Zone” will go to benefit the National’s charity. They also have a “Build-A-Bear” outlet and several other amusements.

Cherry Trees- The cherry trees were a special request by the National’s owner, Mark Lerner. Cherry trees are a Washington icon. They will be in bloom in enough time for the baseball season.

Scoreboard-The National’s will have the biggest scoreboard in baseball. It’s five stories tall and is 4.532 sq ft with a high definition video screen.

Recycling Center- At the stadium there will be an “in-house” recycling center. It is equipped with four 34-cubic-yard dumpster compactors that are big enough to handle glass, metal and plastic recyclables.

What National Accountants Say- The Nationals’ accountants think the new stadium is a much “greener” ballpark, better than RFK.  

Wastewater System- This is the first of its kind. It uses sand filters calibrated the ballpark’s unique needs. It’s designed to screen out organic debris such as peanut shells and hotdog bits. The engineers claim that water that has gone through the system is cleaner than the water in the nearby Anacostia River.

Lighting- They have state-of-the-art high-efficiency field lighting that uses 21% less energy than conventional lighting.


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Maggie Kent
Front Door Interiors - Bethel, CT


We had the great pleasure of going to the first game played at the Nationals Field this past weekend.  What a stadium!  It was a "try-out" for the park and the George Washington Colonials played the St. Joseph Hawks.  I wasn't aware of any of the things you mentioned but let me say...I was truly impressed.  The stadium is set so that when you walk into the arena from the street, you walk into a huge platform that overlooks the field.  The accessibility too for any handicapped individual is excellent with plenty of wide-open seating.  And the concessions...GREAT!  It should be a fabulous start to the season for the Nationals!


Mar 26, 2008 09:33 AM #1
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services
This is very eciting.  I bet that it will attract a lot of people and serve as a model nationwide.  Congratulations on this new stadium
Mar 26, 2008 09:37 AM #2
April Hayden-Munson
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Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

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Mar 27, 2008 08:30 AM #3
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
Lindsay, I am one who is looking forward to watching this Sunday's game.
Mar 27, 2008 10:28 PM #4
Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN
Sorry I didn't comment when I read this before but I figured I would stop in and comment now! I am so excited to see this development with regards to professional sports. I think that this is a positive trend that can be a building block for other major corporations (pro sports is a business after all) to choose to go green!
Mar 30, 2008 07:22 AM #5
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