Baseball. Is. Back. And with it comes all the things we love about America’s pastime.
The teams of Major League Baseball show their appreciation each year to those who have served by offering some great military discounts as well as some appreciation days.
Many people think that making a budget and sticking to it means cutting out all of the fun from your expenditures. While it’s true you don’t want to overspend on things you don’t need, everyone needs a break now and then and nothing beats a trip to the ballpark with the family.
Discounts and appreciation day dates are based on information gathered for the 2016-17 season. These dates are subject to change so make sure you check in with the ticket office beforehand.
Texas Rangers: Arlington, TX
The Texas Rangers offer military discounts at all levels for those with a valid military ID. This includes all Rangers’ home games except opening day. You can purchase tickets by calling the ticket office at 972-RANGERS or at the gate. Tickets are subject to availability.
Minnesota Twins: Minneapolis, MN
For Minnesota Twins games this year, active duty military members and veterans with a valid military ID or discharge papers get half-price tickets in certain seating sections. This promotion applies to over 40 homes games between April and September.
Baltimore Orioles: Baltimore, MD
In 2016, the Baltimore Orioles offer a $3 discount on all tickets for active duty members, retired and veterans and their families. Tickets are available at the Orioles box office. Larger discounts can be arranged by contacting the ITT/Leisure Travel office. Check out even more Baltimore Orioles military promotions.
New York Yankees: Bronx, NY
Active duty and veteran military members are offered a complimentary ticket in designated areas of the grandstand or bleacher sections to select Monday through Thursday games.
Half-price tickets in other available non-premium seat locations are also available. The Yankees‘ website has more information on which games are discounted. Tickets may only be purchased on the day of the game, beginning two hours before the scheduled start.
Chicago White Sox: Chicago, IL
Presenting a valid military ID at the box office gets military members a free ticket to select White Sox games. This offer excludes opening day, Cubs series, Red Sox series, Yankees series and Elvis Night.
Kansas City Royals: Kansas City, MO
For all regular season Royals games, active duty and retired military members can purchase up to four half-price tickets. The tickets are in the Hy-Vee reserved box, infield box or outfield box. You just need to show valid military ID at the gate C box office on the day of the game to receive the discount.
Los Angeles Angels: Anaheim, CA
Uniformed military personnel attending an Angel’s game can purchase up to eight half-price tickets. Visit the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim website for details on which games and sections are available.
Seattle Mariners: Seattle, WA
With a valid military ID, U.S. Military can receive a 10% discount for up to four tickets for certain Main, Terrace, and View Level seats to a Mariners game. The offer is only available at the Mariner’s Team Store or the box office before home games.
Houston Astros: Houston, TX
The Houston Astros offer up to eight half-price tickets per person for most Monday through Thursday games to active duty members and veterans. Present a valid military ID at the box office on the day of the game.
Atlanta Braves: Atlanta, GA
Military members presenting their valid ID at the ticket office for The Atlanta Braves receive a special two-for-one upper box or outfield ticket discount. Tickets are available to all home games based on availability.
Miami Marlins: Miami, FL
For all Monday home games in 2016, the Miami Marlins offer complimentary tickets to veterans, active duty and retired members.
New York Mets: Flushing, NY
Active military personnel attending a Mets game between Monday and Thursday can receive a complimentary ticket at the ticket office in the Jackie Robinson Rotunda. Must have a valid and active military ID on the day of the game. Non-military persons must purchase regular tickets.
Washington Nationals; Washington DC
On the day of any Washington Nationals home game, military personnel with a valid ID receive a $5 discount on tickets in certain seating areas with a valid ID. It’s limited to one ticket per customer and ID must be presented at the box office. The Nationals are also hosting Patriotic Series and Military Branch Days that give military personnel the chance at two free tickets per person with a valid ID at the box office until 3,000 tickets are given away. Then, tickets will be 50 percent off for all other military personnel.
Arizona Diamondbacks: Phoenix, AZ
The Diamondbacks offer half off to all active, reserve, retired and veteran military personnel to any Sunday home game. The discount applies to up to four seats in any section. Discounted tickets can be purchased at the ticket window on the day of the game with valid ID.
Los Angeles Dodgers: Los Angeles, CA
The Los Angeles Dodgers military discount includes $5 off Loge Box MVP seats, Reserve MVP and seats in the Right Field Pavilion. One valid military ID extends the discount to up to four tickets. Tickets are available the day of game only at the box office and subject to availability.
San Diego Padres: San Diego, CA
Military Opening Day on April 17 is the only dedicated military opening day in baseball. Half-off discounts are offered on military Sundays and season passes are available too. For more information visit the Padres Military Programs page.
Colorado Rockies: Denver, CO
The Rockies are hosting a military appreciation day on July 10, 2016. Call the ticket office at (800) 388-ROCK for information on military discounts as they become available.
San Francisco Giants: San Francisco, CA
The Giants offer free stadium tours to active duty military members with a valid ID.
Philadelphia Phillies: Philadelphia, PA
Active duty members, veterans, their families and friends can receive $10 off tickets priced $47 or less. Visit the Phillies Theme Nights page for valid dates.
St. Louis Cardinals: St. Louis, MO
For five select games, the St. Louis Cardinals are offering all-inclusive tickets to military members, family and friends. The tickets include a buffet and beverage and cost as little as $60.
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