A brief update for anyone attending this weekend’s series with the Braves at Nats Park: based on fan feedback, ushers at the park are now asking fans to remain at the top of aisles whenever a batter is in the box or the ball is in play.
This policy — which apparently has been used at other times during the Nats’ tenure in D.C. — was re-implemented partway through the recent series with Baltimore, which preceded the team’s nine-game road trip. This will be the first full homestand of the season featuring the new policy.
A spokeswoman said that in-stadium policies are occasionally altered based on fan feedback, which was the case with the aisles thing.
Many fans I follow on Twitter reacted positively to this news, comparing it to the policy at Verizon Center of holding fans at the top of the aisle during Caps games while the puck is in play.