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 2017 season. These dates are subject to change so make sure you check in with the ticket office beforehand.
Baltimore Orioles: Baltimore, MD
In 2017, 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 Orioles military promotions.
Boston Red Sox: Boston, MA
The Boston Red Sox have partnered with GovX to offer special pricing to active duty, reserve, veteran and retired service members and families to select home games. Tickets can be purchased here.
Chicago White Sox: Chicago, IL
Presenting a valid military ID at the Guaranteed Rate Field box office gets military members one free ticket to select White Sox games. This offer excludes opening day, Cubs series, Red Sox series, Yankees series and Elvis Night. The White Sox also honor a member of the military (active duty, retired or veteran) at each home game in 2017. For more information on how to nominate someone to be the Hero of the Game, visit the White Sox website.
Detroit Tigers: Detroit, MI
The Detroit Tigers offer active duty members and veterans half-price Upper Box Infield and Upper Reserved tickets to all Monday-Thursday regular season home games. Service members are eligible to purchase up to 4 tickets per ID per game. Check out other Tigers military promotions.
Houston Astros: Houston, TX
The Houston Astros offer up to 60 percent off tickets for most regular season home games to active duty members and veterans in partnership with GovX. Tickets can be purchased online.
Kansas City Royals: Kansas City, MO
For select regular season Royals games in 2017, active duty and retired military members can purchase specially priced tickets through GovX.
Los Angeles Angels: Anaheim, CA
Uniformed military personnel attending an Angel’s game can purchase up to eight discounted tickets to select regular season home games in select seating areas. Visit the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim website for details on which games and sections are available. GovX members can save up to 50 percent on Angels tickets.
Minnesota Twins: Minneapolis, MN
The Minnesota Twins offer active duty military members and veterans with a valid military ID plus up to three guests half-price tickets behind Home Plate to every Monday – Thursday game. Visit the Twins Military Support page for more military events held throughout the season.
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.
Oakland Athletics: Oakland, CA
The Oakland Athletics offer active duty and retired military members specially priced tickets through GovX.
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.
Tampa Bay Rays: Tampa Bay, FL
In 2017, active duty military, retired and honorably discharged veterans are eligible for complimentary tickets to select Rays home games with discounted tickets for guests. Offers are only available online and expire the night before each game.
Texas Rangers: Arlington, TX
The Texas Rangers offer military discounts on tickets through GovX. Tickets can be purchased online.
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 also be purchased for select regular season home games through the Diamondback’s partnership with GovX.
Atlanta Braves: Atlanta, GA
Military members attending Atlanta Braves‘ home games this year are eligible to receive $10 off Homerun Porch seats or half-off Grandstand Reserved seats. Tickets are available for all home games based on availability.
Cincinnati Reds: Cincinnati, OH
The Cincinnati Reds offer discounted tickets for a variety of seating locations to select home games, with tickets as low as $9 for most games. Tickets to each of the five Military Appreciation Games the Reds will host in 2017 are available for active duty, reserve, veteran and retired service members and families for only $5.
Colorado Rockies: Denver, CO
The Rockies are extending discounted tickets to all active duty, reserve, retired and veteran military personnel through GovX.
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.
Miami Marlins: Miami, FL
For all Monday home games in 2017, the Miami Marlins offer two complimentary tickets to veterans, active duty and retired members. This offer is only valid for pick up at the Center Field Entrance, starting at 5:30 pm on the day of the game.
Milwaukee Brewers: Milwaukee, WI
The Brewers offer discounted tickets to select home games for the 2017 season in partnership with GovX.
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.
Philadelphia Phillies: Philadelphia, PA
Active duty members, veterans, their families and friends can receive discounted Phillies tickets for select regular season home games. The Phillies are hosting a Salute to Veterans Celebration on Tuesday, July 4 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The first 1,000 fans to purchase tickets online through the promotion will receive an exclusive Phillies camo hat.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Pittsburgh, PA
The Pirates offer discounted tickets to all military members and their families. Service members can save up to $10 off Outfield Box tickets, up to $6 off Infield Box tickets and up to $3 off Grandstand section tickets.
San Diego Padres: San Diego, CA
For most 2017 home games, the Padres are offering two different military discounts. For every Sunday home game, military members and their families can purchase half-priced tickets while supplies last. For all other home games there is a 25 percent discount on tickets. For more information visit the Padres Military Programs page.
San Francisco Giants: San Francisco, CA
The Giants offer free stadium tours to active duty military members with a valid ID.
St. Louis Cardinals: St. Louis, MO
For the 2017 season, the St. Louis Cardinals are offering one complimentary ticket to active, reserve and retired U.S. military personnel. Tickets can be picked up one hour before game time at the Clark Street Box Office and are based on availability.
Washington Nationals: Washington DC
The Washington Nationals offer military personnel special ticket pricing of up to 28% off all season long, plus a $10 credit for food, beverage or merchandise. You must be verified thru GovX to claim this offer. For other Military programs, visit the Nationals’ Military Initiatives page.
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