Family-Friendly Perks at Oakland A's Baseball Games - 510 Families

Family-Friendly Perks at Oakland A’s Baseball Games

Thanks so much to the Oakland A’s for sponsoring 

Oakland A’s baseball is family-friendly outdoor fun and you’ll also find it a pleasant afternoon with kids of all ages at the Oakland Coliseum. The deal we have for a family four-pack of tickets is hard to beat. Four tickets for select games and seating zones for just $39 — including parking!

mixed generation family with grandma, mom, and daughters watching pro baseball game
photo provided by Oakland Athletics

Kids under two do not need tickets, but they must sit in a lap.

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Fun Stuff for Families in 2022

Kids Can Race Around the Bases After the A’s Game

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Kids ages 14 and under are invited onto the field after most Sunday day games to participate in Kids Race Around the Bases | Photo: Oakland Athletics

After most Sunday day games, kids can run the same bases that the A’s players do while A’s mascot, Stomper, cheers your on from the field. As long as your child is the right age, no special ticket is required. Buy a ticket for Kids Race Around the Bases >

A’s Kids Club is Back!

The A’s Kids Club is an exclusive opportunity for young A’s fans to cheer on their Green and Gold with special perks and swag. All 2022 A’s Kids Club members get an awesome kit filled with an A’s branded lunch box, pillow case, color-in pennant, wristbands, and a toothbrush holder from Delta Dental. Making a comeback this season are fan-favorite opportunities for members and their families including special ticket deals, Stomping Ground activations on A’s Kids Club Sundays, and exclusive meet and greets. Memberships to A’s Kids Club are on sale now!

8 children with Stomper the A's mascot gathered together
A’s Kids Club members and their families can enjoy special meet-and-greets & ticket deals | Photo provided by Oakland Athletics

Enjoy Excellent Light Shows & Fireworks

Families can enjoy more than baseball together this summer. In addition to the Kids Race Around the Bases opportunity, several games host amazing fireworks or drone light shows.

a's fireworks show
Fans may move down to the field to watch the fireworks after a game at the Oakland Coliseum. | (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Play at the Stomping Ground

Race Rickey and the Virtual Reality Baseball. With an expansive view of the field and easy access to The Treehouse (an adjacent pub with large television screens), The Stomping Ground is a family favorite — and easily accessed from the BART ramp. Kids can race against their favorite A’s players or Stomper; hang out in a replica A’s dugout; try the hitting and pitching simulation machine; play foosball; and generally goof around in a photo booth. Find it near the right field flagpoles. Learn More.

Show up Early for Autographs.

Kids who stand near the field during warm-ups can try to get players’ signatures. Bring your own balls, hats, or baseball cards and Sharpies!

Plan Your Visit to an A’s Game with Kids

parent and child visit with mascot Stomper at an Athletics baseball game in a full stadium
Meeting Stomper at the ball game | Photo provided by Oakland Athletics

To Drive or BART?

The Coliseum is BART-friendly. Driving isn’t always convenient in the Bay Area, and the BART gets you within a short walk. Riding BART with all the other folks dressed in green and gold is a great way to get in the mood for the game. You’ll want to bring a stroller but it must be able to collapse to move out of the aisle or be checked at guest services upon arrival.

Pro tip: If you park near the exit of the parking lot, leaving will be easier after the game.

Get familiar with the MLB Baseball App

The MLB Ballpark app is used for lots and lots of things while at Oakland Coliseum. It allows you to order tickets, pre-pay parking, check-in, get access to special offers, and order concession food with a few clicks. While you don’t have to use it, the app makes lots of things easier.

Pro tip: Download the MLB Ballpark app prior to the game and make sure your tickets and prepaid parking are loaded.

What to Bring to the A’s Game with Kids

Pack up your snacks, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, layers, and snacks from home. Bring a blanket for night games. Double-check the list of permitted items before you leave the house so you’re not surprised when your diaper bag is too large.

Pro tip: Plan ahead. Bring empty non-glass water bottles and use the filling stations on site.

family of five at a's game
Our family of five at the A’s game | Photo: Roberto Santiago

Food and Drink at the A’s Game

Food options are plentiful and families are welcome to bring their own food and non-alcoholic drinks from home. Note that liquids must be in factory-sealed containers. There are walk-up concession stands throughout the ballpark with most of the food sales happening with the app. There are NO CASH transactions at the ballpark; only cards or touchless payments (i.e. ApplePay) are permitted.

Pro tip: Exchange cash for a Visa card at the reverse ATMs near sections 120 or 126.

Pro tip: Use the app or grab snacks early to avoid crowds.

Thanks so much to the Oakland A’s for sponsoring Get a family-friendly deal on baseball game tickets here > 


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