Washington Nationals reverse rainout ticket rules

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The Washington Nationals have reversed their new rainout ticket policy following an outcry from fans.

In a statement, the Nats announced that "...all fans who purchased tickets for Tuesday night’s postponed game with the Detroit Tigers will be guaranteed their same seats for Thursday’s scheduled 4:05 p.m. makeup game, or will retain the option to exchange their tickets – as they have in the past – for any remaining regular or value home game during the 2013 season, subject to availability..."

Prior to the release of that statement the Nationals changed their rainout ticket policy for the 2013 season, allowing single-game ticket holders only to exchange seats for washed-out games for ones to the makeup game. That game will take place on Thursday at 4:05 p.m.

However, if fans couldn't get to the mid-afternoon interleague match-up, they were pretty much out of luck. The same went for group tickets and seats bought as part of a mini plan or flex plan.

In an email to the Post, Nationals COO Andrew Feffer said that they had to modify their ticket policy due to "higher demand and less capacity."

Team officials still advise “rain check” ticket holders to contact the box office by phone or online to ensure seating for those games.