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Catch A Minor League Baseball Game in the New York Area

Catch A Minor League Baseball Game in the New York Area

Root for the home team!

You don’t have to travel far to watch a baseball game, let alone attend a Major League Baseball game to enjoy the sport. 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 for the summer. Head to one of these ballparks with your family to check out the Minor League Baseball teams that play in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania, and root for the home team.

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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 16
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 20 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 at St. George, 75 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
Season begins June 15
See website for ticket prices. The stadium offers group tickets for 10 or more people 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 19; home game on June 21
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 21.

Rockland Boulders
CanAm League, Palisades Credit Union Park
Palisades Credit Union Park, 1 Palisades Credit Union Park, Pomona
Season begins May 17
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 Rumble Ponies
Double-A (New York Mets)
NYSEG Stadium, 211 Henry St., Binghamton
Season begins April 5 vs. Portland Sea Dogs
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 2. 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 15
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, 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls
Season begins May 17; first home game is May 25
Tickets: $12-$17
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 15
Tickets: $8-$13
The team offers Boomer’s Kids Club, presented by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Penn Medicine at Princeton Health. The club is for fans younger than 12 and features special discounts, one-of-a-kind experiences, and on-field opportunities. Memberships are $30 for the first child and $15 per child after.

Lakewood BlueClaws
Single-A (Philadelphia Phillies)
FirstEnergy Park, 2 Stadium Way, Lakewood
Season begins April 12
Tickets: $8-$13
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 15
Tickets: $10-$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 April 5
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 opener begins April 6
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 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 6; hoome game on April 10
Tickets: $9-$14; $1 lawn seats on Mondays; $2 lawn seats on Wednesdays; $5 lawn seats with a valid college ID on Thursdays
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 Fightin Phils
Double-A (Philadelphia Phillies)
FirstEnergy Stadium, 1900 Centre Ave./Route 61 S., Reading
Season begins April 5
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)
FNB Field, 245 Championship Way, Harrisburg
Season begins April 13
Tickets: $9-$38
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 15
Tickets: $8-$15; 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 27; home game on May 4
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 27
Tickets: $9-$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.

Lancaster Barnstormers
Clipper Magazine Stadium, 650 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA
First home game is May 4
Tickets: $7-$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 26
Tickets: $8-$14
Kids can join the Rookie Revs ($27) for special events like a pregame autograph session.

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