Get ready for sizzling new eats at Nationals Park!
(WJLA) - The weather may still say winter, but ticket sales for the boys of summer are already heating up. The Nat fan frenzy is hard to extinguish.
"I got a couple of tickets for the Mets...couple of tickets for July 4th," says D.C. resident Kurt Lienau.
The Nat fan frenzy is hard to extinguish, but adding to the hysteria is talk of the gastro-sizzle inside!
Nats executive chef, Dave Peterson, hopes to heat up the fan experience even more. With hot dogs and popcorn being considered passé, this season, concessions will include the wok, with noodle dishes made right in front of you. Chicken alternatives, lots of greens -- even a vegetarian food stand on every budget.,
"Everything we are featuring today is available to any guest...with any ticket price," says Peterson.
For all you reality TV buffs, Mike Isabella of Top Chef fame will be slinging his vegetarian cauliflower and kielbasa sausage with sauerkraut sandwiches.
"All of our sandwiches are meant to be held -- sitting down, drinking a beer, take a bite -- they're not messy," he explains.
There’s even a new, non-edible egg, which allows fans to leave the wallet at home. Just swipe your credit card, and the egg loads cash onto your ultimate ballpark access card or mobile phone – a first for the MLB.
Speaking of credit cards, you’ll likely need a black card for the new hip and sexy Silver Slugger Suite, which has leather seats alongside catered food and alcohol – all served up in a climate-controlled room.
There is also the equally opulent wood-paneled Gold Glove Club, only available to full, half, or partial season ticket holders.
"On day of game, we have hundreds of tickets set aside at a $5 price point for walk-up," says Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer, Valerie Camillo. "We purposefully don't put them on line so they end up in the right hands."
There is one change you won’t see this season: new security mandates.
The NFL required see-through plastic bags last year, and the MLB is now requiring metal detectors. Although the Nats declined to speak on-camera about the security changes, expect to see them for the 2015 season opener.