Baseball is family-friendly fun, and with the Oakland A’s recent efforts to make sure kids have a blast, we thought it was a good time to share tips for taking them to games at the Oakland Coliseum.
Things to know before you go (to an A's game)
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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.
Parking pro-tip. Prefer to drive? Pre-pay for parking – $20 online instead of $30 (or a three-pack for $42.75). Here's where to buy the discounted parking.
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!
Kids under two do not need tickets, but they must sit in a lap.
At an Oakland A's game with kids
There is room to play. The A's Stomping Ground, an interactive space designed for kids and families, is shaping up to be enormous! Kids who need to move during the game will find elephant structures, play areas, a miniature baseball field, and a spiderweb play area. Parents won't miss out on the game because the picnic tables and AstroTurf grassy seating area enable viewing of the field. The Stomping Ground is located on the south end of the Eastside Club, behind the right-field flagpoles, near Section 201.
Fun for big kids. The new A's Stomping Ground area also offers a digital experience that gives kids the opportunity to 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 goof around in a photo booth.
And more room to play! A separate play area called Stomper's Fun Zone, which is located at Section 220, offers coloring stations, an interactive mural, face-painting, poster-making, and a locker room dress up area for pretend play.
Food and drink. Food options are plentiful and families are welcome to bring their own food in. Note that liquids must be in factory sealed containers.
Family Passes offer huge savings
The new A's Stomping Ground Family Pass includes two all-age passes and two passes for kids 17 and younger for the whole season for $399 or $79/month during the season.
Family Pass holders can attend every game this season and enjoy all the amenities of The A's Stomping Ground, The Treehouse, the 1,500 General Admission seats, and A's Stomping Ground picnic areas. (It does not include all the benefits of A's Access like 50% off concessions and 25% off merchandise.)
Access to the rest of the Coliseum and all the amenities it has to offer can be secured on a game-by-game basis via a paid upgrade fee. One free upgrade is included with every Stomping Ground Family Pass purchase. Learn more about the A's Stomping Ground Family Pass >
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