Tips for Enjoying Baseball Games With The Whole Family

Tips for Enjoying Baseball Games With The Whole Family

The 'Great American Pastime' is incredibly fun for kids and grownups alike, and we know a number of families who have endeavored to visit every Major League Baseball park in the country. Even if you aren't quite that fiercely devoted to the sport, taking in a game can make a great afternoon adventure on vacation or in your own hometown. A little advance research will maximize enjoyment and comfort. Here are a few tips:
  • Skip the bleachers. There's too much sun, no assigned seating, and the crowd tends to be rowdier.
  • For infants and toddlers, get the lowdown on changing rooms and a place to park your stroller beforehand.
  • Older kids who understand the game may appreciate a radio to listen to the play by play.
  • Find out about stadium food options in advance, and whether or not outside food and drinks are permitted.
  • Get a scorecard for your child and keep track of the game together.
  • Look into special opportunities for kids; at Wrigley, children under 12 who come early may be selected to participate in the Kids Corral, a group of 30 kids who get to go on the field and see the players before the game.
  • Visit Club MLB for kid-friendly content from the majors.

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