WASHINGTON - It'll cost just $1 to get a glimpse of the Washington Nationals' new $15 million man.

The Nationals are offering at least 2,000 tickets for $1 apiece for Friday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers _ a matchup that will be preceded by an on-field news conference with No. 1 overall draft pick Stephen Strasburg.

All game tickets will allow fans to get into Nationals Park as early as 1:30 p.m., about 5 1/2 hours before the scheduled first pitch. Strasburg is scheduled to be introduced at 2 p.m.

The hard-throwing San Diego State pitcher and the last-place Nationals agreed Monday to a record-setting contract worth $15.1 million over four years.

Washington ranks 14th of 16 NL teams in attendance.