(NEW YORK) — If you’ve ever attended a game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park or watched one on TV, you may notice that there is alwasy plenty of red in the crowd. only problem there is usually more Phillies red in the stands than people supporting the hometown Nationals.
The Nationals are tired of having Phillies fans invade their park, and they’re being proactive about it. The Nationals are implementing the “Take Back the Park” campaign. This weekend, single-game tickets for the May 4-6 series against the Phillies are only available to season-ticket holders and fans who live in the Washington, Virginia, or Maryland area.
“For several years now, our fans, everybody, have been screaming about the number of Phillies fans that invade our park when we have a series here at Nationals Park,” Nationals’ COO Andy Feffer said. “Frankly, I’m tired of seeing Phillies fans in our ballpark in Washington more than anything.
Despite the high number of Phillies fans at Nationals Ballpark last season, Philadelphia went just 4-5 when they played in Washington last season.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN