Last Updated: February 2nd, 2024 by Eunice
The oft-asked question of baseball fan parents across America… “Does my kid need a ticket to the game?”
Well, believe it or not, the answer may vary depending on which ballpark you are headed to. There is no league-wide policy, so each stadium’s rule and enforcement level is a personal decision.
Besides just the question of whether you have to pay for a ticket, there are many other factors to successfully navigating your way to a baseball game with children. The more modern the ballpark, the more kid-friendly it tends to be.
We are going to look at each team’s policy and features for kids individually, but first here are some general guidelines:
Space Out If You Can
While some ballparks let 3-year-olds come in for free, typically if your kid is 2 and under 36 inches tall they don’t need a ticket. (all exceptions are below, but this is a general rule of thumb).
However, they will be expected to sit on your lap. For this reason, you should think about sitting in a less populated area of the ballpark.
If you are going to a sell-out game, there isn’t much you can do. However, for the average team on an average night, you can sit in the upper deck down the lines and find a sparse crowd. This means you can let your little guy sit in his own seat and give yourself a break.
As a baseball fan, I remember how annoying it could be to have out-of-control kids next to you throwing things, whining, etc. while you try to watch the game. Therefore, as a baseball fan with little kids, I am sensitive to the fact that not everyone around me is excited to be stuck next to kids.
So, I find it to be less stressful to space out when I can for my sanity and the sanity of other fans.
Grab an ID Bracelet
Many ballparks provide an ID bracelet at their Fan Accommodation booth that you can place on your child, in case they are lost. These include their name and seat number.
At the very least, another nice safety procedure is to put your kid’s ticket stub in their pocket so that if they are lost, someone will know where you are located.
Read the Stroller Policies
Most ballparks welcome strollers as long as they fold up and fit under your seat.
If you have a larger stroller, you can check it at the Fan Accommodations/Services booth upon entering the ballpark.
Look Out for Kid-Friendly Days
Several clubs have certain days/events where it would be even better to bring kids. For instance, many attractions that may normally cost extra like rides and games are free on Sunday. This is just an example, but there may be a certain day of the week that is more kid-friendly than another.
Reserve Parking Ahead of Time
Tell me if you’ve ever heard this question…
“Are we there yet!?”
Of course you have.
In fact, my 4-year-old always asks how long it takes to get places, with no concept of what my answer means.
Me: About 20 minutes.
Him: How long is 20 minutes?
Me: Just play with your toys.
So if you are headed to a ballgame, it makes a lot of sense to have your parking reserved ahead of time. If not, picture yourself sitting in downtown traffic with the scene pictured above happening in your back seat.
Spot Hero is our recommended parking reservation system. I’ve used it many times to book parking ahead of time at a nearby lot/garage and I’m always impressed with how many options there are (including some affordable parking lots).
Now, let’s take a look at each team’s policy and the individual features for kids:
Arizona Diamondbacks – Chase Field
- Children over the age of 3 or taller than the turnstile are required to have a ticket for admission. Any child who enters without a ticket must share a seat with an accompanying adult. As the policy may differ by event, please call Chase Field in advance to confirm.
- To help eliminate the separation of children and parents at Chase Field, seat location wristbands are available at the Guest Relations Centers (sections 128 and 322). If a family chooses to participate in the program, they will be given a wristband with their child’s seat location written on it, which their child will wear throughout the event.
- The D-backs Kid’s Club is the Arizona Diamondbacks’ way of rewarding younger fans for supporting the team. As a member, kids earn points for coming to D-backs games. As points add up, members will receive various rewards throughout the season. All children age 3-15 can enroll, with their parent’s permission, during any D-backs home game at the D-backs Kid’s Club headquarters located in the Sandlot near Section 332.
- After Sunday home games, kids 3-15 years of age have the opportunity to “Run the Bases.” At the beginning of the ninth inning, kids and their families may line up on the east ramp across from Sections 111, 203, and 304.
- The Sandlot is a family-focused destination that promotes a healthy and active lifestyle with a variety of fun and exciting activities for fans of all ages. Located on the Upper Concourse in left field (northwest corner past Section 332). It features a wiffle ball field, a music stage, and a playground. Info courtesy of Dbacks site.
- At Chase Field, you can bring your own stroller, but you need to make sure it doesn’t block any aisle ways or prevent any guests from moving around. If you want to check your stroller in, then you can leave it at one of the Guest Relations offices located on the Main (Section 128) or Upper Concourse (Section 322). Remember there are no strollers for rent and game day security might check your stroller.
Atlanta Braves – Truist Park
- Children aged 2 and under may be admitted to Braves games without a ticket. However, they must sit on the lap of an accompanying adult. Children 3 and above require a ticket.
- On most Sundays, kids ages 4 to 14 are invited onto the field after the game to run the bases just like a professional ballplayer. No reservations are necessary; just line up on the Hank Aaron Ramp at the end of the game. If you join the Kids Club, you can gain VIP Access to Kids Run the Bases. Visit braves.com/kids for more information on how to join.
- Fold-up strollers should be stored under your seat during the game. If you have a stroller that does not fold up, please check it at Guest Relations located at Aisle 146 on the Field Level, or at Aisles 420 or 435 on the Upper Level.
- New for 2023, there’s a new interactive place for kids called BLOOPER’s Clubhouse where they can interact with BLOOPER, the stadium’s mascot. Kids can use their imagination to make signs and write letters to BLOOPER. BLOOPER will be there at different times every day, so check the schedule at BLOOPER’s Clubhouse to know when to visit.
- At Sections 152-155, there’s a fun place called Hope & Will’s Sandlot presented by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Kids can play games, take pictures, and have fun here. They’ll need tokens to play the games, but don’t worry, you can buy them for $1 each at the Sandlot.
- If a child or adult gets lost in the stadium, they’ll be taken to Guest Services near Section 111. To help find them faster, parents or group leaders can get free wristbands from Guest Services and write their name, seat location, and contact number on them. Wristbands are available at the main Guest Services booth located in Section 111. Baltimore Orioles – Oriole Park at Camden Yards
- Kids 2 and under can enter without a ticket, assuming they sit on someone’s lap.
- With Kids Cheer Free presented by Baltimore Area Chick-fil-A Restaurants, kids who are 9 years old and younger can go to Oriole Park for free! When an adult buys a regular ticket in the Upper Deck, they can bring their kids (9 and under) for free too, if there’s enough space. Go to Orioles.com/KidsFree to find out more.
- Seat ID Bands are available to all fans at any of the Fan Assistance Centers or the Concierge Desk on the Club Level. ID Bands are especially helpful for children who may be separated from their group while at the ballpark.
- The Kids Corner is located near Gate C and features entertainment for younger fans, including a moon bounce, speed pitch, climb and play area, a batting cage, larger-than-life Oriole Bird bobbleheads, and much more! Info courtesy of Orioles’ website.
- You can bring your stroller to Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Stroller parking is available at Gates C and G.
Boston Red Sox – Fenway Park
- Children aged 2 and under do not require a ticket for admission to Fenway Park.
- The Kids Concourse is a special area at the Boston Red Sox stadium just for kids! You can play fun games and do cool things like discover the High Heat Pitching Cage, 360-degree MonsterVue, Pose with a Pro, VR Home Run Challenge presented by Altec Lansing, Touching the Game, and Pitch like a Pro. It’s a great place for kids to have fun while watching the game!
- If you lose a child in the ballpark please contact the nearest Security staff member or go to one of the Customer Service Booths located at Gate D, Gate E, and the Big Concourse.
- Strollers can be stored at Fan Services Booths at Gates B, E, and D during the game.
Chicago Cubs – Wrigley Field
- Fans aged 2 and under are admitted to Cubs games without a ticket, provided they are seated on the lap of a parent or guardian.
- As a member of the Chicago Cubs Kids Club, presented by ComEd, kids will receive kid-specific perks, experiences, and merchandise throughout the baseball season. To order your Kids Club membership, go to cubs.com/kidsclub.
- To keep kids safe, the Cubs offer identification wristbands that have the parent or guardian’s contact information and seat location on them. If a child gets lost, these wristbands will help the staff find their parents or guardians quickly. You can get these wristbands at the Fan Services Booth.
- A great way to start your new little Cub off right with a membership in the Cubs Newborn Fan Club. Membership includes a customized photo announcing the birth on the iconic red Wrigley Field Marquee, an exclusive Cubs birth certificate, a Cubs baby stocking cap, and a Cubs “Rookie of the Year” onesie. For information and to place an order, please visit: http://mlb.com/cubs/fans/newborn-fan-club
- You can bring a collapsible, umbrella stroller to Wrigley Field as long as it can fit under your seat. If your stroller doesn’t fit or is too big, you can check it in at the Cubs’ Bike Valet Service. Just ask them for more information!
Chicago White Sox – Guaranteed Rate Field
- U.S. Cellular Field offers complimentary admission to children under 36″ in height. However, we do require that the child sit in their accompanying adult’s lap and not occupy an additional seat. Promotional giveaways are only available for ticketed guests. Tickets for children taller than 36″ are priced the same as adult tickets.
- If it’s your first time seeing the White Sox play at Guaranteed Rate Field, you can get a free certificate to remember the occasion! You can get the certificate at the Rookie Corner located at Center Field near section 101 on the 100 level, near section 522 on the 500 level, or at the Guest Relations Booth behind home plate on the 300 level. If you’d prefer a digital certificate, you can get it at whitesox.com/kids.
- Young children attending White Sox games may obtain a free ID bracelet personalized with their seat location which allows staff to return lost children to their seats. Wristbands are available during games at any Guest Relations Booth.
- Kids aged 13 and below can visit the Xfinity Kids Zone in left field to have fun with the games and activities, and sign up for the Kids Club. The Xfinity Kids Zone is accessible from the 100, 300, and 500 levels. Children need to wear closed-toe shoes to play on the attractions. Check out whitesox.com/kids for more details.
- There are lots of fun things for kids to do at U.S. Cellular Field. Visit the Comcast Fundamentals area for coaching clinics, practice areas, and skills instruction. There are also Speed Pitch Machines (near sections 162 and 524), the Chicagoland Plumbing Council Shower from old Comiskey Park (near section 161), Rain Rooms (near sections 105 and 546), the Rookie’s Club full of great food just for kids (sections 101 and 540), and more! Just ask any Guest Service Representative how to find all of these fun areas and features.
- Strollers are permitted inside U.S. Cellular Field, though smaller, umbrella-type strollers are preferred. Fans with larger strollers may check them at the Guest Relations Booths.
Cincinnati Reds – Great American Ball Park
- Great American Ball Park offers complimentary admission to children 3 years of age and under. However, they do request that these children sit on their parents’ or guardians’ laps and not occupy additional seats. Promotional giveaway items are only available for ticketed guests. Tickets for children 4 years and older are priced the same as adult tickets.
- The Reds Heads Kids Club is a fan club for kids aged 3-12 who love the Cincinnati Reds. Members get a jersey, backpack, two free tickets to a Reds game, and special experiences at Great American Ball Park. There’s even an exclusive Jonathan India bobblehead! You can join for $30 online at reds.com/fanclubs or at the game by visiting the Fan Club Corner behind section 125 or the Reds Heads Mobile Clubhouse in the First Star Fan Zone. It’s a great way for young Reds fans to have fun and make memories at the ballpark!
- The Reds Rookies is a fan club for kids under 3 years old to make special memories with their families. Members get a jersey, sun hat, two free tickets, and exclusive family experiences. Membership costs $20 and you can sign up online at reds.com/fanclubs, at any Reds game at Fan Club Corner behind section 125, or at the Reds Heads Mobile Clubhouse in the First Star Fan Zone.
- If someone goes missing at the ballpark, tell a staff member or law enforcement officer right away. They’ll work with security to find the missing person. For children, parents can get a wristband at the TriHealth Fan Accommodation Station on the Terrace Level. The wristband has space for the parent’s name, child’s name, and phone number to help police and security reunite them if they get lost.
- The Fan Zone Field, sponsored by Cincinnati Children’s, is a place where kids can play and have fun with their friends. Every Sunday, the Reds Heads kids club offers “Third and Learn” sessions where kids can learn more about baseball and other interesting topics. Check out mlb.com/reds/fans/fan-zone for more information.
- Great American Ball Park welcomes Guests that bring and utilize their own strollers. However, the use of strollers should not in any way inhibit general Guest movement, block any aisle, or be placed under your seats. If not in use, they must be folded up and can be stored in our Fan Accommodation Stations. Strollers are not available to rent. Strollers may be subject to search before entry by Reds security staff. Information courtesy of Reds.com.
Cleveland Guardians – Progressive Field
- Children who are not yet 3 years old do not need a ticket to enter Progressive Field, but they must be seated on a parent or guardian’s lap.
- The Smucker’s Kids Clubhouse is a fun place for kids to enjoy games and activities at the ballpark. It’s located near the Family Deck and has two floors of exciting things to do. If you’re planning to visit, you can fill out a waiver ahead of time by going to mlbwaivers.com/Guardians/.
- Guardians Kids Club is a fan club for kids who love the Guardians baseball team and are between 6 and 14 years old. Each membership includes Guardians gear, $10 of loaded value for food or souvenirs, exclusive experiences, and more! Kids can also use a special line at the Kids Clubhouse.
- The Sensory Room is located inside the Kids’ Clubhouse. Sensory bags and headphones can be rented at the Fan Services booths behind sections 153 and 550.
- Free ID wristbands for young children are available for all home games at Fan Services, Section 153 in the Main Concourse, and Section 550 of the Upper Concourse. These bands are personalized with your child’s seat location.
- Strollers are allowed in Progressive Field. However, strollers that cannot be stored beneath the seat during the game must be checked at any Gate or a Fan Services location.
Colorado Rockies – Coors Field
- Children aged 2 and under who are sitting on the lap of an adult do not need a game ticket. Children who have reached their third birthday must have a valid game ticket to gain entrance to the ballpark and are permitted seating access only in their ticketed location.
- Buckaroos – A concession stand for kids featuring child-sized items – is located in Section 149.
- The children’s playground area is located on the Main Concourse, behind section 147, between the Buckaroos concession stand and merchandise store. A parent or guardian must always monitor their child while in this area.
- A lost child will be taken to the Guest Relations Center at Section 127. Lost parents should follow the same procedure. Parents are encouraged to place tickets in their children’s pockets in case of separation.
- Kids 15 and younger can join the Rockies Rookies Kids Fan Club. Each child receives cool Rockies gear and merchandise. For more details on how to join, visit ROCKIES.com/RockiesRookies.
- Playground – Located below the Rockpile inside the Platte River Rendezvous is Coors Field’s newest attraction for our littlest fans (42″ or smaller). In order to accommodate private functions, Dinger’s Playground will open at the start of the game or at the gate opening when there are no scheduled private events. Kids can enjoy climbing over, under, and through Coors Field Favorites while parents can follow the game on televisions located throughout the Platte River Rendezvous.
- You are welcome to bring strollers that fold or collapse to fit underneath seats (larger strollers may be claim-checked at the gates upon entry)
Detroit Tigers – Comerica Park
- The Tiger Carousel is located in the Comerica Bank Big Cat Court next to Gate A, (section 119). Children, young and old, can enjoy riding the tigers as the carousel rotates around. Rides are $2 per person, and on Sundays, kids 14 and under ride free.
- Children who are 3 years old or younger and who share a seat with an accompanying adult are admitted free of charge for Detroit Tigers games.
- Children of all ages can enjoy a ride on the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel located in the FOX Sports Detroit Brushfire Grill, located behind section 131. Rides are $2 a person, and on Sundays, kids 14 and under ride for free.
- At Comerica Park, Tigers players like to sign autographs for fans, especially near the Tigers dugout during batting practice. Kids 14 and under can also get autographs from players on the concourse before the game on Chevy Sunday Kids Days. You can check the Promotions Calendar for more information. If you want to buy autographed or game-used items, you can visit the Authentics Shop located on the Concourse near Section 132.
- The Tigers suggest that a parent/guardian obtain a Kids ID wristband available at Guest Service locations behind sections 131, 210, and 330, to assist event staff colleagues in locating their group.
- For mothers seeking a private area for nursing, you can nurse your children in any family assist bathroom as well as First Aid, located at Section 140. Family assist restrooms are located behind sections: 119, 145, 210, and 342.
- After all Sunday home games, kids aged 4 to 14 can run the bases, thanks to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. This activity is called “Kids Run the Bases,” and it takes place as long as the weather allows it.
- You can bring strollers and baby carriers to Comerica Park. Just make sure the stroller can fold and fit under your seat and that they don’t block any aisles or prevent other guests from moving around. If you need help storing your stroller, please talk to a staff member in your section. Unfortunately, strollers are not available to rent. If you have an infant carrier, it should fit on your lap since there might not be enough space in the seating area.
Houston Astros – Minute Maid Park
- Fans aged 2 and under may be admitted to Astros games without an admission ticket. However, they must sit in the lap of an accompanying adult.
- The Astros Buddies Kids Club presented by H-E-B is a fan club for kids 12 and under who love the Houston Astros. For $30, members get an Astros Buddies jersey, drawstring bag, cap, lanyard, and four tickets to a select 2023 game. Members also get exclusive opportunities to meet Astros players throughout the season. You can find out more and sign up for memberships at www.astros.com/buddies or the Buddies Information Booths located near Section 132 and in the Atrium near Section 105 until the end of the 4th inning on game days.
- Smallest fans can enjoy their birthday parties in a big league park! The two-hour birthday party, geared toward kids ages 5 to 14, includes a tour of the ballpark, age-appropriate activities, and playtime at Minute Maid Squeeze Play. The birthday child receives a special gift from the Astros and all children at the party receive a party favor from the team. To schedule a birthday party, please call (713) 66-PARTY or, for more information, go to: https:/www.mlb.com/astros/ballpark/tours/birthday-parties
- Smaller kids’ meals are available in Sections 156 & 416.
- You can take a stroller to Minute Maid Park. Fan Accommodations will store it for you. They are located on the Main Concourse at Section 112 and on the Upper Concourse at Section 323.
Kansas City Royals – Kauffman Stadium
- Children 32 inches in height and under do not need a ticket to enter Kauffman Stadium. However, they must sit on the lap of an accompanying adult.
- Fold-up strollers must be stored under your seat. Fans are encouraged to leave non-folding strollers in the car. Please be aware of those seated around you.
- Child ID Bracelets are available in the Guest Service Office located behind home plate on the Plaza and View Level. Child ID Bracelets will be printed with the seat location of their party in case the child is separated.
- After every Sunday home game, all kids 14 and under can run the bases (conditions permitting).
Los Angeles Angels – Angel Stadium of Anaheim
- Children under 3 years of age are not required to have a ticket at Angel Stadium.
- Every child should be told to contact an event staff member should they become separated from his or her family or group. A lost child will be taken to the Guest Relations Center on the Field Level by Section F107. Lost parents should follow the same procedure.
- On select Sundays, children aged 3-13 can participate in Kids Run the Bases after the game. Kids who are members of the Junior Angels Club will have preferred access to the activity and need to show their official membership wristband.
- Strollers are allowed at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. They must be collapsible to be stored under your seats. If the stroller is too large to fit under your seats, then it can be checked at your closest Guest Relations location.
Los Angeles Dodgers – Dodger Stadium
- Children 3 and under can enter Dodger Stadium free provided they sit on a parent or guardian’s lap. Should the parent or guardian want a child age 3 and under to have their own seat, a ticket must be purchased. (For promo giveaways you need a ticket)
- In an effort to help eliminate the separation of children and parents at Dodger Stadium, seat location wristbands are available at the Fan Service Stations. If a family chooses to participate in the program, they will be given a wristband with their child’s seat location written on it, which their child may wear throughout the event.
- Introducing the Dodgers free kids club, the Jr. Dodgers! For more information please visit www.dodgers.com/jrdodgers
- After most Sunday day games, kids aged 5-14 can run the bases at the stadium. To participate, fans should go to Center Field at the end of the game and line up outside the Centerfield entry gates. They will then enter through the CF gates and be guided onto the warning track and down to First Base. Once they finish running the bases, fans will exit through the Left Field concourse.
- Mothers are allowed to breastfeed their children anywhere in the stadium. However, nursing mothers who prefer more privacy can use the Nursing Lounge in Center Field under the Left Pavilion, family restrooms located throughout the stadium, or can be assisted to the medical first aid facility on the 8th Floor.
- Sensory bags are available to help people who may feel overwhelmed by the noise and environment during the game. They contain things like noise-canceling headphones and a fidget toy to help them feel more comfortable. You can get a sensory bag from any Fan Services Station, but you must return it before you leave the game.
Miami Marlins – loanDepot Park
- Children who are 36 months old and younger do not need a ticket for entry to Marlins Park. However, the child must sit on an adult’s lap during the game without obstructing the view of any other guests.
- There’s a special play area for kids who are shorter than 42 inches tall in Section 34. Kids can play arcade games, take a picture on the Miccosukee Airboat, and even meet Billy The Marlin during the 5th inning for a photo. The play area will be open until the end of the 7th inning.
- Club 305 is a free program for kids 14 years old and under to show off their love for the team. The more games they attend, the more rewards they can earn. Register your child today and start collecting prizes!
- Guests who are 12 years old and above can play a virtual baseball game at loanDepot Park from home plate. This is located in Billy’s Kids Zone at Section 34 on the Promenade Level.
- Unfortunately strollers are not allowed inside the ballpark unless you have a private suite. Check your stroller at the Home Plate or Third Base Entrances before entering the ballpark.
Milwaukee Brewers – American Family Field
- Children 2 years of age and younger do not need a ticket to enter American Family Field as long as they are seated on a parent or guardian’s lap.
- If a mother needs to feed her baby while watching a Brewers baseball game, she can use the Mamava Suite sponsored by Aurora Health Care®. It’s located on the Terrace Level behind Section 419, near the Brewers Guest Relations kiosk.
- There’s a fun playground just for kids in the right-field corner of the Terrace Level. It’s called the Kids Zone and it’s open until the 8th inning. It’s made for kids who are shorter than 42 inches. Any other important rules are posted there for you to see.
- There’s a cool playground called the UScellular® Power Playground on the Field Level near the right-field corner. You can go there to try batting and pitching in cages, go down a replica Bernie Brewer, and even take some fun photos. It’s open from when the gates open until the end of the game.
- You can bring strollers with you all around American Family Field, but in the seating area, they have to be foldable so you can put them under your seat. The Milwaukee Brewers aren’t responsible if your stroller gets lost, stolen, or damaged. You can check your stroller at a Brewers Guest Relations kiosk. They have kiosks on the Field Level by Section 116, Loge Level behind Section 221, and Terrace Level behind Section 419.
Minnesota Twins – Target Field
- The Minnesota Twins offer complimentary admission to children less than 30″ in height for regular season games, provided they are accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. These children must sit on the lap of the accompanying adult and not occupy an additional seat. All guests in attendance for a post-season game are required to have a valid ticket, regardless of age.
- After every Sunday home game, kids who are 12 years old or younger can run the bases! To do this, go to the North Ramp area on the Main Concourse near Section 130 to get to the field. If your child is really young, only one adult should go with them as they run the bases. You can start lining up for this fun activity at the end of the 7th inning.
- Every Sunday is Kids Day at the game! Not only can kids 12 years old or younger run the bases on the field, but you can get a yummy half-priced meal for your kid at the Hennepin Grille stand near Section 311 and the Taste of Twins Territory stand near Section 124. This special day is brought to you by Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.
- Children and adults separated from their party will be escorted to the closest Guest Service Center. For assistance in locating a lost guest, contact the nearest Guest Service Representative or security officer. A guest who has become separated from his or her party should proceed to the nearest Guest Service Center.
- All Guest Service Centers offer wristbands to children and adults. These are blank wristbands that can have seat location, phone number for guardian, etc. written on them, to facilitate reuniting a lost guest with their party.
- For stroller drop-off at Target Field, visit one of our Guest Service Centers located across from Section 113 on the Main Concourse, at Section 204 on the Terrace Level, at the Delta Sky 360 Legend’s Club Concierge Desk at Section J, or the Suite Concierge desk near Suite 32. More information at the Twins site.
New York Mets – Citi Field
- All persons entering the ballpark who are 32” or taller require a ticket. Children under 32″ do not require a ticket to attend a game but must sit on a parent’s lap during the game without obstructing the view of other guests. A seat will not be provided without a ticket.
- At Mets games, kids can buy a special meal just for them! It costs $8 and includes a hot dog, popcorn, juice box, and a prize. You can find the stand selling these meals behind section 110 on the Field Level.
- The Mets Dugout Shop for Kids is located in Section 105 and has clothes and toys for babies, young children, and older kids. You can find plush dolls and figurines that are great for all ages!
- If you want to join Mr. Met’s Kids Club, go to the Kids Club table located on the Field Level Concourse behind section 109 from when the gates open until the end of the 3rd inning during all Mets home games. You can also find more information about the club at Mets.com/KidsClub.
- Fans can store strollers at Citi Field in any of these locations Field Level: Across from the Hyundai Club third base entrance, Section 142, Section 118, Section 306, and Section 412 in the Food Court.
New York Yankees – Yankee Stadium
- Children who are 3 years old and younger and less than 30 inches tall do not need a ticket for entry. However, the child must sit on an adult’s lap during the game without obstructing the view of other Guests. This policy may vary for other events.
- Guest Relations provides complimentary wristbands for parents or group leaders who wish to “tag” their children or group members with their seat location. Parents and group leaders may get wristbands at Guest Relations Booths and Kiosks throughout the Stadium.
- Nursing mothers may feed their children in any public location, but those who would like a little more privacy are welcome in the dedicated space in the Kids Clubhouse.
- Strollers are permitted in Yankee Stadium. Fold-up strollers should be stored under Guests’ seats, and non-folding strollers should be stored at the Guest Relations and Ticket Sales Booth, adjacent to Gate 6 in the Great Hall. More info at Yankees.com.
Oakland A’s – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
- All guests 24 months or older must have an appropriate ticket for entry to Oakland Coliseum. Toddlers under 24 months do not need a ticket to enter O.co Coliseum, but they must sit on the lap of an accompanying adult. Please be considerate to those seated around you. Strollers are permitted entry. Strollers, however, must be small enough or collapsible to keep out of walkways and aisles and placed under seats, or be checked into the Security Office at Section 126 or First Aid at Section 109.
- Young fans may obtain a free Oakland A’s wristband with their name and seat location written on it for identification purposes. Children may also purchase an Oakland A’s ID card with a lanyard with their name, emergency contact number, and seat location written on it. Oakland A’s ID wristbands and ID cards are available each game at the Kids ID Booth at Section 120 in the A’s Fan Center until the end of the 2nd Inning.
- The Stomper Fun Zone is located on the Club Concourse behind Section 220. Guests may take their children to this interactive area to enjoy the speed pitch game, batting cage, coin-operated rides, win prizes, and more. The Stomper Fun Zone is open every home game during the summer months of June, July, and August and on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday home games during April, May, and September. The Fun Zone opens when the stadium gates open and closes after the last out of the 8th inning. Stomper visits the Fun Zone during the 7th inning during weekend home games, for autographs and photo sessions. The Stomper Fun Zone can be reserved for a private birthday celebration for kids 14 and under. For more information please call (510) 638-4900 ext. 2339.
- The Oakland A’s Kids Club is for youth 14 and under. For $20, members receive exclusive A’s Kids Club merchandise, game tickets, and much more.
- Strollers must be small enough to keep out of walkways and aisles or be checked into the Security Office 126 or First Aid 109. More info at A’s.com
Philadelphia Phillies – Citizens Bank Park
- Children aged 2 and under may be admitted to Phillies games without a ticket but need to sit in the lap of an accompanying adult. Children aged 3 and above require a ticket.
- Baby-changing tables are available in all 61 restroom facilities.
- Individual certificates are available for all kids aged 14 and under attending their first game at Citizens Bank Park. Get these for free at Guest Services on the Main Concourse behind Section 122 and the Terrace Level behind Section 318.
- Located in Ashburn Alley near the Right Field Gate entrance, this unique entertainment area features two free games presented by Citizens Bank: Run the Bases and Phan Trivia Challenge. Guests receive coupons for their participation to redeem at the Citizens Bank kiosk (also located in Ashburn Alley) for various prizes.
- The Phillies Kids Club, Presented by The GIANT Company, is a club for kids 14 and under who love the Phillies. By paying $30 for membership, kids will receive a packable backpack, reversible bucket hat, Phanatic puzzle, and Phanatic kite. Members get access to special opportunities and discounts like being first in line for Nemours Children’s Health Kids Run the Bases and getting a 10% discount at the New Era Phillies Team Store. To join, go to phillies.com/FanClubs or visit the Fan Club kiosk in The Yard, open until an hour and a half after the scheduled first pitch of every Phillies home game.
- Fold-up strollers should be stored under your seat during the game. If you have a stroller that does not fold up, please check it at Guest Services located behind Section 122 on the Main Concourse and behind Section 318 on the Terrace Level.
- Any lost child will be escorted to Guest Services. In case the child is unable to provide information, a picture of the child can be displayed on the big screen for everyone to help. Pittsburgh Pirates – PNC Park
- Children who are 2 years old or younger can get into PNC Park for free, but they have to sit on their parent or guardian’s lap. Any giveaways are only for those who have tickets. The tickets for children cost the same as tickets for adults.
- Young children attending Pirates games may obtain a free ID bracelet personalized with their name and seat location, enabling event staff to return lost children to their seats. Wristbands are available for all home games at any Guest Relations location.
- Offering special member-only perks, the Bucaroos Kids Club presented by Chick-fil-A is available to Pirates fans who are aged 14 and younger.
- Young fans of the Pirates can visit the STEM Zone located near the Right Field Gate during the game. The STEM Zone has a miniature version of PNC Park, interactive exhibits to learn about STEM, a virtual reality home run derby and pitching metrics cage, and a broadcast booth where kids can call classic Pirates moments. Children aged 5 to 10 can participate and must be accompanied by an adult. The area may be closed during bad weather for safety reasons.
- After certain Sunday games, children who are 14 years old or younger can run the bases on the field. The run will begin in the 8th inning, and kids can line up near the kid’s play area in Right Field. Bucco Brigade Team Members will guide guests, and Bucaroos Kids Club Gold Members can use their one-time front-of-the-line pass. There is no re-entry allowed once a guest leaves PNC Park. Kids Run the Bases may be canceled due to bad weather or other reasons for the safety of all guests.
- PNC Park has partnered with Mamava to offer guests access to clean and comfortable spaces for breastfeeding, pumping, or caring for young children. You can find two nursing areas within the park.
- PNC Park welcomes Guests that bring and utilize their own strollers however, the use of strollers should not in any way inhibit general Guest movement or block any aisle ways. Strollers are not available to rent. Guests may check strollers at the Guest Relations offices on the Main and Upper Concourses. Strollers may be subject to search by game day security staff. More info from Pirates.com.
San Diego Padres – Petco Park
- Petco Park offers complimentary admission to children under thirty-six (36) inches in height, provided they are accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. These children must sit in the lap of the accompanying adult and not occupy an additional seat.
- Just beyond the outfield fence is the approximately 2.7-acre Park at the Park. During non-event hours, the Park at the Park serves as a neighborhood park. During ballpark events, it is utilized for special functions, guest seating, and a social area. A Little League infield, Picnic Hill, kids’ play area, groves of trees, as well as the Tony Gwynn statue and brick plaza define this unique part of the Petco Park experience.
- The Park at the Park is open two and one-half (2 1/2) hours before game time for guests to enjoy batting practice and other pre-game activities.
- You can get a child’s seat locator from any Guest Services Center. These are helpful should you become separated from your child.
- Strollers are welcome into Petco Park and if they don’t fit under your seat, you can check them at Guest Services near Sections 108, 131, and 303.
San Francisco Giants – Oracle Park
- Everyone who enters Oracle Park needs a ticket, except for kids who are 24 months old or younger. They can sit on an adult’s lap. If someone asks to see your ticket, like a Giants Guest Services person, a security staff member, or someone from the San Francisco Police Department, you must show it to them.
- Located on the Promenade Level, above the left field bleachers, the Fan Lot is an interactive play area for children and adults. Children ages 14 and younger, and those taller than 36″ can enjoy a “slide into home plate” from one of the four slides inside the 80-foot wooden contour bottle. Guests of all ages can stroll up to the world’s largest baseball glove, a vintage three-finger classic; and get an autograph rubbing from some of their favorite all-time Giants.
- Little kids can run the bases inside Little Giants Park. Guests may also purchase pictures of themselves at the ballpark or on the cover of Giants magazine.
- At the Fan Lot Fantasy Photo Booth, ballpark guests have the opportunity to have a green screen photo taken, with a fantasy background of choice added. This is also the ordering and pick-up location of prints taken by our professional photographers who roam the ballpark.
- After every Sunday day game, weather permitting, children aged 14 and under can run the bases. Please be aware of any particular circumstances that may affect this event such as a change in game time. Refer to the Giants season schedule for any affected dates. Children and their parents must exit the ballpark after the game and re-enter at the right field viewing portal from the Port walk. After guests have finished running the bases, they will be directed out of the ballpark by event staff behind home plate.
- The San Francisco Giants have implemented a name/seat location/phone number wristband program to help reunite children with their parents/ guardians if they become separated at the ballpark. Orange wristbands will be distributed at several locations throughout the ballpark during each weekend game. Wristbands can be obtained at the Guest Services Office near Section 119, the Fan Lot, and from Security and Guest Services supervisors positioned around the park.
- Strollers are allowed into the ballpark. Fold-up strollers should be stored under the seat. Non-folding strollers should be checked at the Guest Services Office on the Promenade Level behind Section 119, or at concierge desks located on the Virgin America Club and Oracle Luxury Suite levels.
Seattle Mariners – T-Mobile Park
- Children 2 years of age and under do not require a ticket to attend a game provided they sit on the lap of an accompanying adult. Fold-up strollers should be stored under your seat or checked at a Guest Service Center located at Section 128 or 329.
- As a convenience to our guests with small children, baby-changing tables are located in most restrooms throughout the ballpark. Also, a Nursing Lounge is available in Section 128.
- Guests are encouraged to instruct children in their group on what to do if they become lost. If a child gets lost or separated from his or her group, the child should ask the nearest Safeco Field Host for help. A lost child will be taken to the Guest Services Center at Section 128. Parents looking for a lost child should follow the same procedure.
- Children’s Playfield: This attraction is located in Center Field on the Main Level and is designed for our younger guests. It features a playground, Moose’s Munchies concessions, the Seattle Children’s Hospital Wishing Well, and the Kid’s Clubhouse Store. Television monitors are conveniently located so parents won’t miss any of the game.
- From toddlers to teens, the Kids’ Clubhouse has cool stuff for kids. Our store features everything a kid could want, including apparel and Mariner Moose items! The Kids’ Clubhouse is located in the Center Field Plaza on the Main Concourse.
St. Louis Cardinals – Busch Stadium
- Children aged 3 and under, do not require a ticket for entry into the ballpark. However, only fans entering the ballpark with a ticket will receive the promotion or giveaway item, if applicable.
- A mother may nurse her child in any public location where she is otherwise authorized to be at Busch Stadium. If the mother requests private accommodations the mother and child should be escorted to a family restroom or First Aid.
- St. Louis Cardinals Alumni Kids Clinics are a great way for kids (ages 7-13) to learn the fundamentals of baseball the Cardinals way. Each clinic is taught by former Cardinals players and coaches. These half-day clinics are held throughout St. Louis’ surrounding areas and run from June – August. For more information, visit cardinals.com/clinics or call (314) 345-9500.
- The Cardinals Kids Club is a fan club for children 13 and under. For $33, your child can become a member and receive special items and experiences. You can sign up and get more information at cardinals.com/kidsclub or by emailing [email protected].
- The Hi-Chew Family Pavilion is a fun place for kids of all ages. You can find it on Level 1 between Gates 5 and 6 and it has many activities to enjoy.
- Mercy sponsors a sensory room for guests who need a controlled and purposefully designed space with multi-sensory resources to support them. You can find this room in Ford Plaza near Gate 5.
- Guests with strollers are welcome in Busch Stadium; however, the use of strollers should not interfere with other guests or block entryways or aisles. Strollers should be stored under the guest’s seat or may be checked at Guest Relations. More info at Cardinals.com.
Tampa Bay Rays – Tropicana Field
- Children 2 years of age and older must have a ticket to enter Tropicana Field.
- It is highly recommended that parents with children take advantage of our Tag-a-Kid program at Gate 1 and Gate 3 Guest Services. Children will be given wristbands to wear indicating section, row, and seat number.
- If your child is a fan of the Tampa Bay Rays, you can sign them up for the Rays Rookies Kids Club, which has two membership options – MVP and All-Star. The MVP membership costs $40 and comes with a free kid’s meal at every home game, 50% off tickets for select home games, a backpack, a snapback hat, and a Rays Rookies membership patch. The All-Star membership is free and includes a Rays Rookies membership patch, special ticket offers, and access to exclusive events. You can sign up for either membership at RaysBaseball.com/RaysRookies.
- After every Sunday home game, kids have the opportunity to run the bases. You can find instructions on the video board to know where to go to enter the field after the game.
- To plan a birthday party for your child, you can call 727-825-3406, email [email protected], or visit www.raysbaseball.com/birthday to get more information on Rays Birthday Party Package.
- Strollers are permitted inside Tropicana Field, provided they can be stored beneath a seat during the game. Strollers must be small enough to keep out of walkways and aisles. If the stroller cannot fit beneath the seat or if it is a non-folding type, it must be checked at a Guest Services location (Gates 1, 3, and 4). Tampa Bay Rays are not responsible for lost or damaged strollers. Strollers are prohibited on all escalators. More information here.
Texas Rangers – Globe Life Field
- Children 13 years of age or younger are eligible for reduced-price tickets in Upper Reserved and Grandstand Reserved seating areas, and children under 36 inches tall may be admitted free of charge but must occupy a ticket holder’s lap. Tickets must be purchased in person at the box office.
- Baby changing tables are available in all family restrooms.
- The Kids Zone is located on the Centerfield Upper Concourse near section 238. It features a wiffle ballpark and mini ball field playground with oversized baseball equipment for your little ones to climb on.
- The Rangers suggest that a parent/guardian place a ticket stub inside a child’s pocket or sock to assist Rangers Ballpark staff in locating a child’s group in the event of separation. Separated children and parents should contact the nearest Rangers Ballpark employee or go to the Guest Relations office, located behind hthe ome plate on the Main Concourse.
- Rangers Captain invites all fans 13 and under to join the Jr. Rangers – the official kid’s fan club of the Texas Rangers. Members receive a package full of cool members-only items, ticket vouchers to select home games, invitations to Jr. Rangers events, and VIP “Front of the Line” access to every Sunday afternoon Run the Bases. Sign up at the Promotions Kiosk at Section 30, at any Jr. Rangers Kiosk on the main concourse, or online at texasrangers.com/jrrangers.
- Nursing mothers have access to several private nursing rooms throughout the park. These can be found at: the Lower Concourse, Sections 20 and 27 of the Main Concourse, Sections 101, 125, and 130 on the Suite Level, Sections 209 and 224, and by Guest Services on the Upper Concourse.
- Global Life Field allows strollers and car seats inside as long as they can fit underneath your seat.
Toronto Blue Jays – Rogers Centre
- Parents may bring children under the age of 2 into Rogers Centre for most events without a ticket for the child. These children must sit in the lap of the accompanying adult and not occupy an additional seat.
- Any guests 2 years of age or older must have a valid ticket. Children having difficulty seeing from their seats can obtain a booster chair from Guest Services locations, available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Booster seats for young children are available at all Guest Services locations on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are asked to leave their driver’s license until the seat is returned.
- Baby Change Stations have been installed in all of the washrooms throughout Rogers Centre. For those seeking extra room or privacy, Family washrooms are available near Sections 134, 238, and 539.
- The Jr. Jays Club is a fun club for kids 14 years old or younger. It helps young fans make special memories and feel a strong connection to the team. You can choose from two kinds of Jr. Jays Club Memberships for the 2023 season: the free Jr. Jays Club Membership or the paid Jr. Jays Club All-Star Membership. Sign up at bluejays.com/jrjaysclub to sign up or visit the Jays Shop.
- Starting on Sunday, April 30, 2023, every Sunday home game (except for May 14 and October 1) at the Ballpark is called Jr. Jays Sunday. Children who are 14 years old or younger can visit Jr. Jays Zones on different levels of the stadium, including the new TD Park Social in the Outfield District. Jr. Jays can play games and do fun activities from when the gates open until the end of the game. After the game, children can run the bases just like their favorite Blue Jays players. For more information about running the bases, go to bluejays.com/runthebases.
- Reusable noise-canceling headphones can be bought at Jays Shop located at Section 112. Both children and adult sizes are available.
- Upon entrance to the stadium, all parents/guardians are encouraged to visit any one of our Guest Services locations to obtain a Misplaced ACE Wristband. The child’s section, row, and seat number, along with the parent/guardian’s contact number, will be recorded on the wristband by Guest Services staff. All Toronto Blue Jays and Rogers Centre staff are directed to escort lost children wearing Misplaced ACE Wristbands to their seats.
- The Toronto Blue Jays and Rogers Centre welcome guests with baby strollers but kindly ask that all strollers be checked at a Guest Services location and not stored at the guest’s seat or the top of the aisle. On the weekends, you can find stroller Valet locations at Sections 206 (200-Level Gate 3, elevator lobby) and Section 532 (500-Level, Ramp).
Washington Nationals – Nationals Park
- Children under 2 years of age are not required to have a ticket to enter Nationals Park. If attending without a ticket, they must sit on the lap of an accompanying adult.
- To keep kids safe, guests can get wristbands with their child’s seat location in case they get separated from their group. Just go to any Guest Services location (Center Field Plaza, Section 131, and Section 320) to get a wristband from a Nationals Guest Experience Representative.
- If you’re 12 years old or younger, you can join the Jr. Nationals Kids Club and get some cool stuff! Depending on the membership level, you can get a membership card with a lanyard, a book bag, and a coupon book for discounts on tickets. Just go to nationals.com/jrnats or visit the Jr. Nationals kiosk near the Right Field Gate at Nationals Park during any Saturday or Sunday home game before the end of the third inning. The Kids Club is presented by Harris Teeter.
- The Nationals Park Kids Zone is available for kids 10 and under. It has a play structure and is located next to the Right Field Gate. It’s open during home games from when the gates open until the end of the seventh inning, but it may close due to bad weather or for reasons at the discretion of the Washington Nationals. According to the Nationals Park policy, kids using the play area must be supervised by an adult.
- Family restrooms, equipped with baby changing tables, may be found on the concourses behind Sections 104, 117, 139, and 235.
- Strollers are permitted in all concourse areas at Nationals Park. Strollers that are unable to fold and fit under a Nationals Park seat must be checked either at a Guest Services location, the Center Field Plaza, or behind Sections 131 or 321 If a guest has a stroller that, once folded, will fit under a Nationals Park seat, he/she will be permitted to take it to their seat. However, the Nationals are not responsible for the stroller if it has not been checked.