The Nats sent out an email this afternoon, announcing the upcoming availability of Nationals license plates for fans in D.C. and Maryland. Here are the details that were offered, via the team’s email.
Sign-up now for a Washington Nationals license plate and Ignite Your Natitude while you drive! The Nationals need registered drivers to sign up now in order to start our program in the District of Columbia and Maryland. There is no cost for this sign-up stage. Once the program starts and applications are approved there will be a fee (up to $100) to purchase the actual plate. Fans that place their name on this sign-up list will be contacted by the Nationals with more information on how to acquire the Nationals-branded plate.
There are questions that the announcement doesn’t cover, such as how many people need to sign up in order to start the program, exactly how much the plates will cost, what they will look like, and why there’s no love for Virginia-based Nats fans.
The proposal introduced to the District in 2011 that paved the way for such offerings set certain guidelines for team plates. According to the proposal, the plates would all cost $25 and the team’s logo would be displayed to the left of the plate’s numbers. Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administration also puts a $25 price tag on all specialized plates, so I’m not sure what the email’s “up to $100” purchase price covers.
I’ll update when we have more info on the Nats plates. For reference, Dan went into some detail in the spring about what states offered team plates.