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March 26, 2007
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On March 26 the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission, the Nationals, and Clark/Hunt/Smoot held a tour for the media to show the stadium's progress.


The state of the Nats ballpark on March 26, 2007, as seen from the concourse level behind left field.



Allen Lew of the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission briefs the media--the stadium continues to be on time and on budget.


Nationals team president Stan Kasten.



Nationals owner Mark Lerner and Allen Lew.



Meet the press.



The steel work along the main concourse currently stops here, along the 3rd base line.



A view of the construction in the outfield; the scoreboard will be on top of the steel currently going in at right.



Looking into the main concourse level along the 3rd base line. Concessions, restrooms, and whatnot will all be to the right, along the exterior of the concourse, allowing the side of the concourse facing the field to remain open.



A worker doing some welding.



Looking to the outfield from the right of home plate (which will be located right about where the white chalky blotch is on the ground to the right of the crane, although about four feet of dirt still need to be excavated to get down to field level).



Turning and looking along the concourse level at the 3rd base line, standing to the right of home plate.



Stan Kasten being interviewed while standing on the concourse level.



The steel work all throughout the concourse passes along the subliminal "W" message.



The walkway ramps on the south side of the stadium site, as seen from what will be the top of the grand staircase.



Standing at what will be the top of the grand staircase, looking to the southeast toward the Earth Conservation Corps old pumphouse and the Anacostia River. The tree-filled area will eventually be a 40,000-sq-ft public plaza known as Diamond Teague Park, with potentially a water taxi landing. The Florida Rock mixed-use development will be to the right, where the cement trucks are.



The concourse level at the grand staircase entrance--the cinderblock walls at right will be the backs of the concessions and restrooms.



A wide-angle shot depicting the view of the field from the concourse, showing how open it will be.



The current edge of the club level on the right-field side, looking north into the new steel work. The scoreboard will be installed on top of where the steel angles to the left.



Incoming DC Sports and Entertainment chairman Matthew Cutts surveys the field from the club level.



The concession area on the club level (one level up from the main concourse).



The exterior side of the club level, looking toward the Anacostia River.



Standing in the upper deck at about at the right-field foul pole, looking toward home plate. (The field wall is under construction at lower center; seeing where it is gives you an idea of how many seats still need to be built to fill in the space between the pre-cast concrete seats and the field wall.)



Looking toward center field from the 1st base line upper deck; the field wall is going in at lower right, and another 20-plus rows of seats will be built down from the current seating areas to the field. With your x-ray specs, you can see the US Capitol dome in the distance at center (this is a wide-angle lens; the dome is much more distinct in person).



Mark Lerner looks down on his team's realm from the upper deck in right field.


The entrances to the upper deck in right field are still somewhat under construction; the Anacostia River and Poplar Point are visible at the end of the walkway.



Mark Lerner and Stan Kasten at the edge of the right-field upper deck, as work goes on below them. The Capitol dome is at center over Lerner's shoulder, and again is much more prominent in person (wide-angle lens are good for construction, bad for depth perception!).



Another shot from the front row of the right-field upper deck affords views of both the Washington Monument (left) and US Capitol dome (right), as well as the work going on along the outfield. That is not my hand grabbing on for dear life, but given my fear of heights, it certainly could have been!



A close-up of the work that is bringing the concourse level around the outfield. The corner of Half and N streets is at upper left, with the Monument Realty Half Street project site running along the rear right.



High up in the sky in the upper deck in right field, not far beneath the lights. But check out the guy up in the lights.



Stan Kasten on top of the world. The new office building at left is the Lerners' 20 M Street.

Event Galleries:

  • 09/18/14: First Look Inside VIDA Fitness
  • 06/09/14: Touring the Under-Construction Park Chelsea
  • 06/02/14: First Look Inside Twelve12
  • 03/05/14: Groundbreaking for the Lofts at Capitol Quarter
  • 12/16/13: A Sneak Peek Inside Agua 301
  • 11/11/13: A Smattering of Progress Photos
  • 11/10/13: Inside Bluejacket Brewery at the Boilermaker Shops
  • 05/26/13: Random Photos from a Gorgeous Day
  • 05/26/13: 11th Street Local Bridge/Riverwalk Landing Progress
  • 05/26/13: Freeway Flyover Demolition/Southeast Blvd. Construction
  • 03/28/13: Inside Gordon Biersch
  • 01/27/13: 11th Street Bridges Project Progress Photos
  • 11/16/12: Canal Park Opening Day
  • 11/16/12: Canal Park Opening Day - Speeches and Ice Rink Ribbon Cutting
  • 11/16/12: Canal Park Opening Night
  • 09/14/12: A Trip Around the 11th Street Bridges Project
  • 09/06/12: Boilermaker Shops Interiors
  • 07/30/12: Canal Park Progress Photos from Above and Inside
  • 06/26/12: Inside the Trash Transfer Station: Exteriors
  • 06/26/12: Inside the Trash Transfer Station: Interiors
  • 05/19/12: Changes Along 11th Street SE
  • 04/11/12: Fairgrounds Interior Shots
  • 04/03/12: Fairgrounds Exterior Shots
  • 01/25/12: Foundry Lofts Nearly Finished
  • 01/08/12: Early 2012 11th Street Bridges Project Photos
  • 01/08/12: Random Images From Along and Across the Anacostia River
  • 12/22/11: Lot 38 Espresso Grand Opening (+1 Day)
  • 11/25/11: Yards/Teague Connector Bridge Sunny Day Reshoot
  • 11/22/11: Yards/Teague Connector Bridge Opening
  • 11/01/11: Foundry Lofts Construction Progress
  • 10/10/11: Progress on the New 11th Street Bridges
  • 10/07/11: New Southbound DC 295 Flyover Bridge
  • 04/30/11: A Few Shots Worth Capturing
  • 04/23/11: Little Updates from the Yards Park
  • 02/15/11: Kick-Off to Renovation of 225 Virginia/200 I
  • 10/16/10: Early Fall Late Afternoon at the Yards Park
  • 09/24/10: Nighttime at the Yards Park
  • 09/07/10: Yards Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • 08/31/10: Canal Park Groundbreaking Ceremony
  • 08/27/10: Yards Park Near Completion
  • 05/25/10: Yards Park Construction Progress
  • 04/10/10: An Early Spring Boat Cruise on the Anacostia
  • 03/01/10: Yards Park Construction Photos
  • 02/25/10: Trapeze School Pre-Opening
  • 02/07/10: Blizzard of 2010
  • 10/11/09: The Chair on the Fence
  • 09/29/09: Assorted River and Ballpark Photos at the End of the Second Season
  • 08/27/09: Diamond Teague Park and Piers
  • 08/26/09: Capitol Quarter Ribbon Cutting
  • 05/29/09: Artomatic 2009 Kickoff
  • 05/28/09: Groundbreaking for the Park at the Yards
  • 11/15/08: Second Anacostia Waterfront Community Information Fair
  • 10/29/08: Announcement of Public-Private Partnership for the Waterfront Park at The Yards
  • 08/23/08: Anacostia Community Boathouse Youth River Sports Day
  • 03/12/08: Frederick Douglass Bridge Rededication
  • 10/03/07: Groundbreaking at the Yards
  • 10/22/07: Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District Kickoff Ceremony
  • 07/06/07: JPI/Capitol Yards Groundbreaking Ceremony
  • 06/26/07: Capitol Quarter Groundbreaking Ceremony

  • Ballpark Event Photo Galleries:

    2012:

  • 04/12/12: Nationals 2012 Home Opener/Opening Ceremonies
  • 04/12/12: 2012 Nationals Home Opener
  • 03/26/12: The *Other* Nats Park (Spring Training 2012)
  • 03/26/12: Nats vs. Astros at Spring Training
  • 2011:

  • 06/14/11: An Evening at Nats Park
  • 06/13/11: First Look at New Nationals Park Concessions
  • 03/31/11: 2011 Opening Day at Nationals Park
  • 03/30/11: 2011 NatsFest
  • 2010:

  • 12/11/10: New Baseball Art on Stadium Garages
  • 09/23/10: A Stan Kasten Photo Gallery
  • 04/05/10: President Obama Throws Out the First Pitch at Nationals Park
  • 04/05/10: Opening Day 2010 at Nationals Park
  • 03/31/10: Pre-Opening Day Ballpark Media Tour
  • 2009:

  • 09/29/09: Assorted River and Ballpark Photos at the End of the Second Season
  • 07/09/09: Preparations for Elton John and Billy Joel
  • 05/15/09: Opening Night at the Bullpen Beer Garden
  • 04/13/09: 2009 Opening Day at Nationals Park
  • 04/03/09: What's New at Nationals Park 2009
  • 02/13/09: Diamond Teague Park Groundbreaking
  • 01/25/09: 2009 NatsFest
  • 2008:

  • 06/05/08: Nighttime at Nationals Park (Outside and Inside)
  • 05/06/08: A Visit to the Nationals Park Infield
  • 05/04/08: Nationals Park in Early May (Including Kids Running the Bases)
  • Scenes from the Inaugural Season at Nationals Park
  • 04/12/08: Washington Nationals Dream Foundation Neighborhood Initiative Announcement
  • 03/30/08: Opening Night at Nationals Park - Before the Game
  • 03/29/08: First Major League Exhibition Game at Nationals Park--Part Three (Around the Ballpark)
  • 03/29/08: First Major League Exhibition Game at Nationals Park--Part Two (Pre-Game Ceremonies)
  • 03/29/08: First Major League Exhibition Game at Nationals Park--Part One (Arrival/Batting Practice)
  • 03/28/08: First Batting Practice at Nationals Park
  • 03/27/08: Nationals First Visit to Completed Nationals Park
  • 03/27/08: Media Tour--Strike Zone and Concession Photos
  • 03/27/08: Media Tour--Interior Photos
  • 03/22/08: First Ballgame at Nationals Park (GW vs. St. Joseph's) - Part Two
  • 03/22/08: First Ballgame at Nationals Park (GW vs. St. Joseph's) - Part One
  • 03/19/08: Nighttime Visit to the Ballpark
  • 03/19/08: Stan Kasten Rides the Metro to Nationals Park
  • 03/06/08: Nationals Ballpark Cherry Blossom Tree Planting
  • 03/04/08: Nationals Ballpark Home Plate Installation and Video Board Unveiling
  • 2007:

  • 11/13/07: Nationals Ballpark Construction Media Tour - Unveiling of the Turf
  • 09/01/07: A Visit to Nationals Park
  • 07/11/07: Nationals Ballpark Topping Out
  • 03/26/07: Nationals Ballpark Construction Media Tour
  • 2006:

  • 10/11/06: Nationals Ballpark Construction Media Tour
  • 05/04/06: Nationals Ballpark Ceremonial Groundbreaking



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