6 strategies for a great ballpark trip

Heading to the ballpark? Great idea! Here are 6 tips that we’ve found make things easy and more fun.

1) Make ticket buying easy

Two apps are really good for monitoring ticket prices and buying tickets:

T!ckets – made by the terrific RateYourSeats.com, it breaks down tickets by front row (good for kids), covered seats, family-friendly and more.

SeatGeek – This is the easiest app to navigate and makes it a snap to track and compare prices. Best by far for buying and selling.

2) Plan ahead for parking

It’s all about exit strategy. Look at GoogleMaps before the game and plan to park somewhere that lets you right onto the highway home.

3) Don’t get frozen out

It might seem nice out, but as the sun goes down and you’re just sitting there for 3+ hours, it gets cold. Bring more layers than you think you need.

4) Bring a glove and a pen

Your kid is gonna want to try and get a ball and an autograph – be ready.

5) Bring a bag

You may like the idea of traveling light, but you’d be shocked how much stuff you pick up at a ballgame. Bring a bag and make life easy on yourself.

6) Join the kids club

Most teams have some form of “kids club” that you should sign up for. Sometimes they even require a credit card to sign up, but it’s usually still free. It can get you free tickets, free food, passes to get kids on the field and more. Look into it before you go – totally worth it.

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