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Washington Nationals
Baseball Stadium

Washington Sports and
Entertainment, LP

Washington, DC
United States


Project Facts:


250,000 SF

Creative Fire Alarm &

Suppression Design Solutions

Multiple types of suppression

Scoreboard use for notification




"Washington DC - Navy Yard: Nationals Park" by wallyg. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0


Rhino FPE provided the design of the fire alarm, smoke control, and fire suppression systems for the new stadium, office building, and parking garages. The fire alarm design was challenging. Rhino’s solution included coordinating with code authorities and developing a notification scheme using the stadium scoreboard, scrolling board, and Public Address to provide audio notification and visual graphic of egress. We worked closely with the scoreboard manufacturer to ensure planned function.

Multiple types of fire suppression were required: water spray system to achieve required fire resistance rating for exposed steel; wet sprinkler for heated areas; dry system for partially unconditioned spaces; and double interlock pre-action and FM systems for the scoreboard control and main electrical rooms. In total, there are 25 sprinkler zones in the stadium.

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