On April 9, a cold streak streak hit DC, but Randall Field was alive as ever with the dedication of the new Ryan Zimmerman Field.
The Nationals All-Star first baseman teamed up with, DC Department of Parks and Recreation, Under Armour, the Nationals’ Dream Foundation and the Cal Ripken Foundation to renovate Randall Field into a brand new 71,600-square-foot turf field includes areas for regulation baseball, soccer, and softball. The project also includes new dugouts, new backstop, fencing, and scoreboard, among other amenities.
City leaders and athletes alike joined with players from Greenleaf and Capitol Hill Little League to mark the occasion. The dedication was marked by comments from Mayor Muriel Bowser, Councilmember Charles Allen and Nationals owner Michael Lerner, as well as from Ryan Zimmerman himself. Zimmerman and Councilmember Allen later threw out first pitches to little league catchers.