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On Opening Day, Nationals Tout New Food, Retail At Park

It's a new season at Nationals Park, and the team is touting new food and retail options.
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It's a new season at Nationals Park, and the team is touting new food and retail options.

Today the Washington Nationals kick off the season with their home opener against the Atlanta Braves at 1:05 p.m. Hoping to improve the fan experience, this morning team officials touted new food options, retail and technology at Nationals Park. Here's some of what you'll see.

Food

"We had a lot of fun this off-season, and we started with a lot of innovation," says David Peterson, the park's executive chef. "We did a big concession stand revamp, where we got more cooking equipment in there."

"We have a burrito portable, where we're doing freshly wrapped burritos and burrito bowls," he says. "One of the new carts I really like is the Chesapeake Bay Crab Cake Company, where we're doing pan-seared crab cakes, crab grilled cheese [sandwiches] and crab nachos. We really expanded our field of greens, we're listing vegetarian options. We've got the salads, we've got the wraps, we've really got the healthy options covered."

Retail

"We like to have our guests feel very welcome when they come to the park, walk away with some great memories. We have new food items, we have new technology, we have new retail," says Valerie J. Camillo, the teams chief marketer. "We have a dedicated ladies boutique, one of the first of its kind in sports and we're really proud of it."

Technology

"We were one of the first parks to adopt a ticketing system that allowed access to the park via a card rather than a paper ticket, and also enabled the ability earn loyalty points and pay for all of your purchases at concession stands and retails," says Camillo. "This season we're going to enable all of those things not only on a card, but also on your mobile device."
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