Capitol Grounds

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Capitol Grounds
Location Washington, D.C.
Capacity 6,000
Surface Grass
Opened 1884
Washington Nationals (UA) (1884)

The Capitol Grounds' aka Capitol Park (I), was a baseball field located in Washington, D.C. The grounds were the home field for the Washington Nationals of the Union Association during the league's only season in 1884.[1] The grounds had a seating capacity of 6,000, and was located where the Russell Senate Office Building stands today.[2][3] The ballfield was bounded by C Street NE (north); Delaware Avenue NE (west): B Street (now Constitution Avenue) NE (south); and First Street NE (east); a couple of blocks northeast of the Capitol building.


  1. ^ "Capitol Grounds in Washington, DC". Retrosheet, Inc. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  2. ^ "Washington Played Here". The Washington Post Company. 2008-03-28. pp. H07. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  3. ^ Smith, p. 40

Coordinates: 38°53′34″N 77°00′25″W / 38.89278°N 77.00694°W / 38.89278; -77.00694