Home opening games were celebrated all over this past week to the joy of many. Baseball season reminds me of carefree summer days as a child. My dad loved baseball and we spent many evenings watching it.
Teams often have ticket promotions to encourage attendance at games. These are most commonly for games during the week but may be available for any games with slow sales. I was able to find a code for 50% off select Padres games by googling “ticket promotion Padres”.
Season ticket holders aren’t able to attend all the games so they either give them away to friends and family or resell them. Sites such as StubHub or TicketsNow offer great seats to many upcoming games at a nice discount from the box office.
My sons belonged to the local teams’ kids program until they got too old for the program. At the time, I paid $10 for each membership but it included tickets to nine games.
The same program is free now but only offers two discounted tickets a year. Kids can earn points for other rewards based on the number of games attended.
One of the daily deal sites in our city recently offered a discount baseball game package. It was a good deal, but I didn’t buy it because the package included hot dogs, sodas and hats in addition to the tickets.
I’ll be keeping my eye out for future promotions as we like to get to the ball park at least a couple of times a season.
Depending on your ball park, the least expensive tickets may not even come with a seat. In San Diego, the park pass is $5 and you can sit anywhere on a big grassy hill or stand in select designated areas throughout the park. Other venues might have standing room only areas as well.
You see the same game as the other attendees at a big discount.
No matter how you get your ticket, I hope you get out to the ballpark this season. Play ball!