Her first fan jersey was a onesie, and she’s been playing catch with her oversized mitt since she started walking. Now you’re ready to take your little slugger out to the ball game, take her out with the crowds. Besides the peanuts and Cracker Jacks, stadiums have tons to offer their littlest fans. From Ferris wheels and mini golf, to coaching clinics and hands-on skills zones, we’ve loaded the bases with major league stadiums that’ve hit a grand slam when it comes to family perks. Flip through to see if your home team made the list!
Progressive Field – Cleveland, Oh
The two-story Cleveland Indians’ Kids’ Clubhouse is a game changer for families looking to take in a weekend ball game. Parents can expect the tot lot to firmly plant themselves in the Step2 Zone, where petite players can test drive all sorts of ride-alongs, take up residence in one of many play houses, and climb their hearts out at the baseball-themed soft play area. Older kiddos can work on making dreams come true by recording their stats on the Tribe Tracker base run, throwing a mean curve ball in the virtual pitching simulator, and matching their stance with their favorite Indians’ players at the Show Your Stance booth. Be sure to have your tribe check out the two-story twisty slide (it winds around a baseball bat) as they wander from one part of this expansive play area to the next. Play on!
All Star Play: The plush couches and flatscreens in the Kids’ Clubhouse mean parents don’t have to miss those big plays while the kidlets play.
photo: Dan Mendlik
What’s your favorite baseball stadium for the family? Have you been to any of these? Tell us about it in a comment!