Where To Catch A Minor League Baseball Game
By NYMetroParents Staff

Where To Catch A Minor League Baseball Game

June 11, 2014   |   Baseball & Softball  

UPDATED APRIL 2016: The Minor League Baseball season in the New York metro area runs through September and many of these venues have special offers for families, making one of these games a perfect family outing when the kids are off from school. Check out the minor league baseball teams that play in New York and NYC, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

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Minor League Baseball Teams in
New York

Brooklyn Cyclones
Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League (New York Mets)
MCU Park, 1904 Surf Ave., Coney Island, Brooklyn
Season begins June 17
Tickets: $10-$17 in advance
Through the Field of Dreams program, youth baseball, softball, and Little League teams can stand side by side, in uniform, with the Cyclones while the national anthem plays at the start of the game (you must purchase a minimum of 15 tickets to participate in this program). Fireworks are free after every Friday and Saturday home game. On Sunday Fundays, kids can run the bases after the game and get the chance to play catch on the field before the game. 

Staten Island Yankees
Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League (New York Yankees)
Richmond County Bank Ballpark, 75 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
Season begins June 18
See website for ticket prices. The stadium offers group tickets that include discount ticket prices, fan gear, and a chance for kids (ages 12 and younger) to run the bases after the game.

Hudson Valley Renegades
Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League (Tampa Bay Rays)
Dutchess Stadium, 1500 Route 9D, Wappingers Falls
Season begins June 17
See website for ticket prices. The Renegades offer special discounts and packages for groups of 15 or more. There will be an All-Scout Sleepover on July 2.

Rockland Boulders
CanAm League, Palisades Credit Union Park
Provident Bank Park, 1 Provident Park Drive, Pomona
Season begins May 19
Tickets: $11-$16
Kids ages 12 and younger can get on the field every Sunday and run the bases after the game. Kids are also allowed to play catch on the field after the games.


Binghamton Mets
Double-A (New York Mets)
NYSEG Stadium, 211 Henry St., Binghamton
Season begins April 7
Tickets: $9-$11
Groups of 10 or more qualify for ticket discounts and other limited benefits, including an on-field performance. Girl Scouts Night is June 12. Check the website for information about joining Buddy’s Kids Club.

Tri-City ValleyCats
Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League (Houston Astros)
Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, 80 Vandenburg Ave., Troy
Season begins June 17
See website for ticket prices. Youth league players can join the ValleyCats players on the field for the national anthem through the Baseball Buddies program.

 

Minor League Baseball Teams in
New Jersey

New Jersey Jackals
CanAm League
Yogi Berra Stadium, 27 Clove Road, Little Falls
Season begins May 19; first home game is May 27
Tickets: $10-$12
The Baseball Buddies program allows youngsters to be introduced like the pro players and take the field with the Jackals for the national anthem. See website for details.

Trenton Thunder
Double-A (New York Yankees)
Arm & Hammer Park, 1 Thunder Road, Trenton
Season begins April 17
Tickets: $8-$13
The team offers the Boomer’s Kids Club for fans younger than 12, which features special discounts, prize packs, and on-field opportunities.

Lakewood BlueClaws
Single-A (Philadelphia Phillies)
FirstEnergy Park, 2 Stadium Way, Lakewood
Season begins April 14
Tickets: $8-$11
With the Future BlueClaws package, your child’s Little League team can take the field with the BlueClaws during the starting lineups and the national anthem, and join the Kid's Club for free.


Minor League Baseball Teams in
Connecticut

Connecticut Tigers
Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League (Detroit Tigers)
Dodd Stadium, 14 Stott Ave., Norwich
Season begins June 19
Tickets: $8-$20; groups of 15 or more receive a discount rate
Fun birthday parties and group outings available at Connecticut Tigers games. Baseball clinic on Aug. 10-11 for young, aspiring players ages 6-15.

Hartford Yard Goats 
Double-A (Colorado Rockies)
Dunkin Donuts Park, 1214 Main St., Hartford
Season begins May 31
Tickets: $6-$22
Kids ages 12 and younger can become members of the Red Robin's Kid's Club (free membership). They’ll also get a chance to receive invitations to special events, exclusive Yard Goats giveaways, a 10-percent discount at the team store, and club ticket packages for parents of members. See the website for details.


Minor League Baseball Teams in Pennsylvania

Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Triple-A (Philadelphia Phillies)
Coca-Cola Park, 1050 IronPigs Way, Allentown
Season begins April 7; home game on April 14
Tickets: $9-$16 (save $2 per ticket by purchasing any single game ticket in advance to day of game)
Youth baseball or softball teams can take the field with the IronPigs players with the National Penn Bank Field of Dreams package and stand alongside the future Phillies during the singing of the National Anthem before the game.

Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders
Triple-A (New York Yankees)
PNC Field, 235 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic
Season begins April 7
Tickets: $9-$14; $1 line seats on Mondays; $2 line seats on Wednesdays
Sundays are Family Fun Day, when kids can run the bases after the game and get autographs from the players. Youth sports teams can be a part of the Field of Dreams program, and stand with RailRiders during the National Anthem. Visit the website for details.

Reading Phillies 
Double-A (Philadelphia Phillies)
FirstEnergy Stadium, 1900 Centre Ave./Route 61 S., Reading
Season begins April 7
Tickets: $5-$25
Several group ticket packages are available, including those with access to the pool pavilion and third base picnic area.

Harrisburg Senators
Double-A (Washington Nationals)
Metro Bank Park, 1 Championship Way, Harrisburg
Season begins April 14
Tickets: $9-$35
Offers a Kids Club membership that gives children younger than 12 access to special events held at Sunday home games, including autograph sessions, fireworks, and free admission to select games.

Williamsport Crosscutters 
Class A Short-Season New York-Penn League (Philadelphia Phillies)
BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, 1700 W. Fourth St., Williamsport
Season begins June 17
Tickets: $6-$10; reduced ticket pricing available for groups
The Picnics in Cutters Cove package offers groups of 15 or more third base deck seating and an all-you-can-eat pregame meal ($25; $15 ages 5-12; free for children younger than 5).

 

Atlantic League of Professional Baseball

Double A - Triple A

Long Island Ducks
Bethpage Ballpark, 3 Court House Drive, Central Islip, NY
Season begins April 28
Tickets: $12-$15; discounts for groups of 25 or more

Kids ages 14 and younger can join the Kids Club for discounts and special events. Members are invited to Kids Club Day, when they can go on a behind-the-scenes tour of Bethpage Ballpark and get a chance to run the bases.

Somerset Patriots 
TD Bank Ballpark, 1 Patriots Park, Bridgewater, NJ
Season begins April 21
Tickets: $8-$25

Children can join the Somerset Sluggers Kids Club for special opportunities such as posing with the entire Somerset Patriots team in the Somerset Sluggers team poster, exclusive Q-and-As with Patriots Players, and ballpark tours. All-Star birthday parties are available.

Bridgeport Bluefish
The Ballpark at Harbor Yard, 500 Main St., Bridgeport, CT
Season begins April 28
Tickets: $12, discounted rates for groups of 20 or more

Kids ages 13 and younger can join the Kids Club for special events and activities throughout the season and the off-season. Young athletes can join a Youth League Outing to accompany the players on the field during the national anthem, join the players on the field during team introductions, play catch with the players before the game, and more; see the website for details.

Lancaster Barnstormers
Clipper Magazine Stadium, 650 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA
First home game is April 30
Tickets: $6-$13
Several ticket packages available for groups and families. Children ages 12 and younger can gain one free lawn admission ticket if they wear their local, organized sport uniform to any home game.

York Revolution
Santander Stadium, 5 Brooks Robinson Way, York, PA
Season begins April 24
Tickets: $8-$14
Kids can join the Rookie Revs ($27) for special events like a pregame autograph session.

 

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