Fans looking to add to their spring training outings with unique seating options or on-field/player interaction opportunities are in luck, as there are plenty of experience packages available for 2020. Here are highlights from both the Grapefruit League and the Cactus League.
Goodyear Ballpark—The Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians are offering several fan experience packages, including the opportunity on select dates to watch batting practice on a player development field for $80 per person. Additionally, the Indians will host 60-minute, postgame meet and greets with Q&A sessions featuring two to three Indians major leaguers and a member of their broadcast team on March 3 and 12, an experience that costs $105 per person. At a price of $105 per person, fans eight and older can participate in a post-game clinic overseen by Reds instructors at their player development complex on March 8. Additionally, Goodyear Ballpark is offering a first-pitch package available on select dates that includes perks such as four Infield Box tickets, parking pass, PA introduction, digital photo, and baseball for $500. More information on the fan experiences can be found here.
Peoria Sports Complex—Spring training games for the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners will feature upgrade options this year, including experiences like a Burger Bar and Craft Beer Courtyard. Exact details on the upgrade experiences will be posted to the complex’s website once they are finalized.
Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium—Renovations led by the Detroit Tigers in 2018 led to several enhancements to Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, including the addition of a left field Berm Bar. This space includes a ticketed 120-foot drink rail, offering waiter service during spring training games.
Scottsdale Stadium—Long a popular destination for San Francisco Giants spring training games, the Charro Lodge is being revamped in 2020 as part of renovations to Scottsdale Stadium. For spring training 2020, Charro Lodge will offer a VIP experience that includes general admission into Scottsdale Stadium and the lodge, complimentary drinks—including a wide variety of beers, wines, select spirits, sodas, and water—and food options that span from a variety of snacks, to premium ballpark fare and a featured local restaurant. Groups of 50 or more can receive reserved seating.
Steinbrenner Field—The New York Yankees are offering fans a chance to enjoy a photo and autograph opportunity with a former player and a member of the current roster through their Inside Experience program. The program is available for four select dates this spring, including February 29, March 3, March 6, and March 13. For more information, fans can call (855) 777-4876.
Surprise Stadium—The Budweiser Legends Deck serves as a unique seating option for fans attending Kansas City Royals or Texas Rangers home games, coming with a package that includes access to an all-inclusive catered meal, drink voucher, exclusive bar and flat screen televisions. The price is $40 per person for those not in the ballpark, with those who are already have admission in a non-berm seat having the option to pay a $20 upcharge. In addition, Surprise Stadium offers a range of experiences that includes ticket packages for military members and their families on Sundays, opportunities to the visit the press box, and more. More information on those experiences can be found on the ballpark’s website.