tips + tricks to make your next game day a success
The smell of fresh cut grass, long summer evenings and backyard BBQ’s. It must be baseball season. I love listening to baseball. I will put a game on for background noise and not really pay any attention to the score or who’s batting. It’s just another part of summer that I love.
However, I always jump at the opportunity to go. When there were standing room only tickets for opening day I said, “what the heck” and bought 2 tickets hoping a friend would take the afternoon off with me. It was my first opening day and I had a blast! Free puffer vests made the event that much more appealing. I
love no LIVE for free stuff..but I’ll reserve that for future posts.
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME
So when I’m not sitting at home listening to a game I’m looking for stuff to keep my kids busy. Baseball games are fun! but can get expensive. Here are a few of our tips that keep it within budget. I’d love to hear if you have any to add to this list!
DID YOU KNOW?
- You can bring in your own snacks and an empty water bottle to fill at any water fountain?
- Every Wednesday home game is student night (Kindergarten and up!), Ballpark Access tickets (no seat) are just $5 for students. Plus, get a free Metro Transit ride pass. Plus it’s also Schweigert™ Dollar-A-Dog, hot dogs are just $1 at select concession stands. Limit 2/person.
- Can’t go on a Wednesday? Check out the Cub Family Section, Tickets in this alcohol-free family area (section 320) include a free Schweigert™ hot dog and Pepsi.
- You can avoid online fees by purchasing your tickets IN PERSON at the Target Field box office.
- You can watch for free on the big screen right outside the stadium on the NorthWest Corner. There is a giant green space made of turf where you can watch the game. It’s perfect for families that have kids that want to run around. Pack a picnic lunch/dinner or grab a ballpark frank from the gas station a block away. Don’t have kids or want a fun date night? Caribou, Fulton Brewery + food truck are both steps away.
- Take the light rail but download the app first. You can purchase your tickets straight out of the mobile app and avoid waiting in long lines. They always have extra trains on hand after games to get people out of the stadium. So even if there looks like a huge crowd it goes pretty fast.
- For the ballparks FULL list of hacks follow this link Twins Game day hacks:
Just a few more reason to love the ballpark.
- FOOD! They have really good food! They support so many local restaurants and breweries.
- They Support our local youth. If you have kids in sports you probably already know the Twins Community Fund gives free game tickets to youth playing Baseball or Softball. This special night gets the kids an opportunity warning track in parade fashion before the game. Such a fun experience. If you don’t have kids in sports yet this is just one of the fun things to look forward to.
- There are pop-up shops by the main entrance. Who doesn’t need a little shopping while watching baseball?
My bucket list for future games.
- The Budweiser rooftop. I’d love to watch a game from the Budweiser Rooftop.
- Milwaukee Stadium. We went to Chicago to see the Twins play the Cubs last summer. I’d love to go to Milwaukee next. Feel free to pass along any tips if you’ve been there!
- Twins Summer Camp. I’d love to send my son to Twins Baseball Summer Camp! It just didn’t fit with our schedule this year.