Nats promotional report includes Star Wars day, a Anthony Rendon homunculus …

February 13, 2015 - garden totes

The 2014 homunculus lines. (Via a Nationals)

The Nats released their 2015 promotional report Friday afternoon, a calendar highlighted by a franchise’s initial Star Wars day, an Anthony Rendon gnome, a reverence to Frank Robinson and a Jayson Werth Chia Pet whose face will thrive tangible immature chia-stuff.

The report includes some-more than 20 giveaway dates, an boost from past years formed in partial on the franchise’s 10th anniversary celebrations, that will embody 13 10th-anniversary themed collectibles. To accommodate a ramped-up giveaways schedule, a group “had to pull down some spending in other areas,” including postgame concerts, according to Valerie Camillo, a arch income and  marketing officer. Future seasons will substantially not embody such an importance on collectibles.

The group is also introducing themed dates, that have been renouned in other markets. The 5 themes this deteriorate will embody Star Wars day, pets day, Virginia/Virginia Tech college adversary day, 1980s night and ladies night. The themes will be reflected on a scoreboard and concourses and presumably in a promote counter and benefaction stands (think Wookie Wookiee Cookies, for example), nonetheless there will also be singular seating areas privately associated to a themes, with special promotional items. (The group is creation a initial players pets calendar, that will be given divided to a initial 10,000 fans on pets day.) The group also skeleton to appeal serve suggestions for a thesis nights from fans.

In May, a authorization will respect initial Washington manager Frank Robinson, putting his name in a ring of respect and mouth-watering behind several of his former players.

(Courtesy a Nationals)


The many attention, though, will be given to a Rendon homunculus and a Werth Chia thing. The former was unavoidable after the popularity of final year’s Werth gnome; a latter was thrown out during a staff brainstorming meeting, where it was immediately embraced. The Werth giveaway will indeed be Chia Pet-branded, and total to be among a many preferred of promotional items.

“The homunculus was so fantastic, and we felt like we had to pull a envelope,” Camillo said. “We were only meditative of something artistic that people would get into. and Jayson is such a luminary and lends himself so good to this arrange of promotional fun, substantially improved than a normal player….The first time that was mentioned, it was like ‘Yeah, that’s it.’ Then it was a matter of greatfully don’t let it be too expensive.”

Were there concerns about compelling Werth after his offseason authorised travails?

“No,” Camillo pronounced immediately. “He’s a fan favorite.”

Rendon, meanwhile, was selected for a homunculus since he had not been a concentration of a prior promotion, since a phonics of his final name work, and since his face arrange of lends itself to being gnomified, that is true.

Other new developments include:

College-themed gear

Through a preexisting partnership with Majestic, a group will start creation Curly W-branded sell in a colors of several internal colleges. The Nats, of course, can't use a outlines of these schools, nonetheless there will be Nats logos on maroon and orange rigging for Virginia Tech fans, for example.

In further to Virginia Tech, a Nats will sell their rigging in a colors of Virginia, Maryland, Georgetown, George Mason, George Washington, American and a Naval Academy. Those equipment will be sole via a season.

New concessions

It’s still early in a routine nonetheless a group has several new food concepts in a works, including a grilled cheese mount whose operative name is “Throwing Cheese.” That mount will have customary and worldly grilled cheese, and will also expected have opposite forms of mac ‘n’ cheese.

The group is also in talks with a distinguished Washington luminary chef, and is anticipating to have a Virginia-themed food stand, to element final year’s renouned crab-themed concessions. (Nothing is set yet, nonetheless a Virginia dishes could embody things like ham biscuits or Virginia peanuts.)


After holding 3 fireworks events in 2014, a group has already scheduled dual in 2015, with some-more still possible.

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The reward seating area will underline a suspended, operational train, that will run a fringe of a room on diversion days. There will also be a new train-themed and Nationals-branded scoreboard in a club, that will be synced to a movement on a field.

Here’s a list of a dates for a themed nights and promotional giveaways; see a Nats’ Web site for some-more details.

April 6: Commemorative collectors tin for a initial 25,000 fans

April 8: Rally towel for all fans

April 21: 10-year Tuesday still set and coop for a initial 10,000 fans

May 4: Great Moments Livan Hernandez initial diversion bobblehead for a initial 25,000 fans

May 5: 10-year Tuesday bottle capsule for a initial 10,000 fans

May 9: 10th anniversary day, featuring Frank Robinson

May 19: Tote bag for a initial 25,000 fans

May 24: 10th anniversary print for a initial 10,000 fans

June 2: 10-year Tuesday commemorative silver for a initial 10,000 fans

June 4: Great Moments Ryan Zimmerman Nats Park walk-off bobblehead for a initial 25,000 fans

June 18: Ladies night

June 19: Pilsner crater for a initial 15,000 fans ages 21 and up

June 24: Virginia vs. Virginia Tech college adversary day

July 3: Freedom Fireworks

July 5: Great Moments Stephen Strasburg entrance bobblehead for a initial 25,000 fans

July 7: 10-year Tuesday lapel pin for a initial 10,000 fans

July 19: Star Wars Day

Aug. 4: 10-year Tuesday reproduction 2005 sheet for a initial 10,000 fans

Aug. 5: Jayson Werth Chia Pet for a initial 20,000 fans

Aug. 7: Freedom Fireworks

Aug. 21: Cap for a initial 15,000 fans ages 21 and up

Aug. 25: Anthony Rendon garden homunculus for a initial 25,000 fans

Aug. 27: Pets day, featuring actor pet calendars for a initial 10,000 fans

Aug. 29: ’80s night

Aug. 30: Great Moments Jayson Werth Game 4 walk-off bobblehead for a initial 25,000 fans

Sept. 3: 10th anniversary nesting dolls for a initial 20,000 fans

Sept. 8: 10-year Tuesday 2005 mini lineup label for a initial 10,000 fans

Sept. 25: Great Moments Jordan Zimmermann no-hitter bobblehead for a initial 25,000 fans

Sept. 27: Gloves for a initial 25,000 fans




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