Swing, batter batter, swing!
You and your family could soon be cheering on your favorite team at the ballpark. Many major league teams are offering discounted baseball tickets for the 2016 MLB season.
If you live near Fort Bragg, you might be able to see 2 powerhouse teams play exclusively for the military community! The Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins will face off July 3 at 8 p.m. The game will be broadcast on national TV, live from the military base. Tickets are restricted to military ID cardholders. This will be the first time that an active military base will host a regular season game for Major League Baseball.
If you aren’t in the Fort Bragg area or don’t snag one of the estimated 12,500 seats, you can still catch a foul ball on the cheap this season.
Check out this list of discounted tickets below for your hometown favorites or a baseball team close to your current duty station.
Baltimore Orioles: Your family could visit Camden Yards for $3 off the regular ticket price. However, you might be able to find bigger discounts by visiting your local ITT/MWR offices in the greater Baltimore/D.C. area. Plus, flash your active duty ID at home games for a free O’s hat!
Boston Red Sox: Discounted tickets are available to military service members in select seats and games. Tickets are available for purchase online, as well as at the ball park on game day. Fenway franks are still full price.
Chicago White Sox: Active members of the military can receive 1 free ticket, based on availability, at the U.S. Cellular Field Box Office on the day of the game by presenting their I.D. This offer excludes Opening Day, Cubs series, Red Sox series, Yankees series and Elvis Night.
Cleveland Indians: If you are on active duty, retired or part of the National Guard/Reserve you can watch the Tribe for free! Bringing family along for the game? Up to 4 family members can purchase tickets at the group rate.
Detroit Tigers: Service members and veterans are eligible to purchase half-price tickets to Monday-Thursday regular season home games excluding August 18. Tickets must be purchased at the Comerica Park Box Office and a valid military ID or Veteran ID must be presented at time of purchase. Service members and veterans may purchase a maximum of 4 tickets per customer, per game.
Houston Astros: Everything is bigger in Texas! This might hold true for the discount the Astros give to active duty military and veterans. Discounted tickets are available for most Monday through Thursday baseball games (excludes the July 25-27 Yankees series). ID cardholders can purchase up to 8 tickets at the discounted rate.
Kansas City Royals: With half-price seats in select sections (excluding Marquee games), the Royals sure know how to treat active and retired military personnel. Service members or veterans may purchase up to 4 tickets at this price per game.
Minnesota Twins: Military personnel and veterans, plus up to 4 guests, can receive half-price tickets to select games throughout the regular season. These tickets are located in Home Plate View seating areas, guaranteeing you a great show.
New York Yankees: The Yankees are offering military members 1 free ticket to the grandstand or bleachers. You also can purchase one half-price ticket to other seating areas in their brand new stadium. This complimentary ticket is only available at Yankee Stadium on the day of the game.
Seattle Mariners: Tickets to home games are 10 percent off for military members. You can purchase up to 4 tickets at this price and belt out “Louie, Louie” during the seventh inning stretch.
Tampa Bay Rays: For all active-duty military, retired and honorably discharged veterans, the Rays will offer 2 free tickets for all Monday home games and 8 additional bonus dates throughout the season. This discount is also available to military spouses with a valid dependent ID.
Arizona Diamondbacks: Spend Sunday with the Snake Pit when tickets are 50 percent off! All active, veteran, retired and reserve military personnel can purchase up to 4 tickets at this price for Sunday home games.
Atlanta Braves: Enjoy 50 percent off Upper Box or Outfield tickets for regular season home games at Turner Field. This offer is available to active duty, retired, reserve and veterans.
Chicago Cubs: This Windy City Team will have specially priced tickets for the Terrace Reserved Outfield seating fro service members during its Military Appreciation Night on August 31. Each ticket includes a Cubs military cap.
Cincinnati Reds: Active duty service members will receive 1 complimentary View Level Ticket for Monday-Thursday home games. This ticket is available on the day of the game only. This ticket is available at the ticket window labeled “Advance Ticket Windows” located at Crosley Terrace at Great American Ball Park.
Los Angeles Dodgers: The Dodgers offer special pricing for military personnel at 1, 2, 3 and 4-star games during the regular season. The discounted tickets are $5 off for Loge MVP, Reserve MVP and Right Field Pavilion seats. Up to 4 tickets to “Blue Heaven on Earth” can be purchased per ID on game day only.
Miami Marlins: All military personnel, veterans and their families receive up to 4 complimentary tickets to Monday night home games.
Philadelphia Phillies: Military Phanatics can receive a $10 discount on Sunday home games in select seating sections. Discounts are also available on August 16, August 31 and September 12. Eligible tickets are priced at or below $41/$47 in select seating areas.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Active duty, reserve, military spouses and DoD employees can receive a $10 discount per ticket for Outfield Box seats for all Sunday-Friday games. The discount is $6 per ticket for Grandstand section seats.
San Diego Padres: The Padres are the hometown team for many SoCal Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps families. This season, Sundays are 50 percent off for all retired, active, Reserve/Guard and veteran personnel, and their families.
St. Louis Cardinals: Military personnel with their friends and family could experience an all-inclusive game in the heart of RedBird Nation. The package, starting at $60, includes a buffet and complimentary beer and soda. This offer is only available on five select games this season.
Washington Nationals: Watching the Presidents race is an awesomely funny summer tradition. To get your discounts, place your order through the official Nats website. Military personnel and families can also visit ITT/MWR offices at one of the area bases or at the Pentagon.