We love baseball and taking our kids to games. When we lived in Cincinnati we became Reds fans and we enjoyed going to Tortugas, Marlins, and Rays games when we lived in Florida. Minor League games have all the fun of an MLB game but they’re less expensive and more family-friendly. Now that we’re in OKC, we couldn’t wait to go to an Oklahoma City Dodgers game! Here’s our experience and some things you should know to make your visit the most fun!
We arrived for our first game on opening weekend just a few minutes before the National Anthem. The ballpark is located in Bricktown and it’s in a very walkable area if you have some time to kill before the game starts. The crowds weren’t too big and the atmosphere was already lots of fun. It turned out our seats were close to where the mascot hung out and of course our kids were big fans of that!
Grabbing dinner on the way wasn’t in our game plan, so after we watched the first inning or two we headed down to the concessions to try to find some dinner. There are several options that are mostly your standard ballpark fare – plenty of hot dogs, peanuts, and pretzels to go around.
Our kids loved watching the game and learning more about the players. They had a blast cheering for each batter!
As we took a stroll around the stadium, we found some great family-friendly spots. There’s a grassy area that’s perfect for hanging out if your kids like to run around like ours do. Tickets for “seats” in this area are super affordable as well! There’s also a great playground that our kids are dying to try out! Baseball games can be long, so it’s great that there are areas where parents can keep an eye on the kids and the game at the same time!
- Parking is very easy for Oklahoma City Dodgers games. There are several garages in the area and one even overlooks the ballpark!
- Ticket pricing varies, but is pretty affordable for a family night out. You can purchase tickets through their website.
- There is a clear bag policy, so if you’d normally carry a diaper bag or purse make sure you’ve got a clear option.
- If you don’t have to eat dinner at the stadium, try to avoid it. The food isn’t terribly expensive, but the lines get incredibly long. We didn’t have much choice but to eat there our first time, but spent 30 minutes in line for chicken tenders and fries. Maybe consider packing a meal from home and stopping off at one of our favorite picnic spots around town! Then grab a treat from one of the concessions if your kids are really wanting something at the ballpark.
- The Oklahoma City Dodgers have Friday night fireworks, so if you can grab tickets to one of those games it’s like getting twice the entertainment!
- If you don’t have gear, grab a cap or shirt while you’re at the stadium. The games are that much more fun when you’re invested in the team!
Have you been to a Minor League Baseball game? What did your family think? Share your favorite part in the comments!
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