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Guide to Raley Field

January 26, 2011 3:17 PM

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tbridge raleyfield1 Guide to Raley Field

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Raley Field

400 Ballpark Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95691
www.raleyfield.com
Tickets 916-371-HITS (4487)

Are you a baseball fan living in the Sacramento area? You don’t have to drive all the way to the bay area for the San Francisco Giants or Oakland A’s to entertain you with a great game. The Sacramento River Cats provide you with that fun competitive baseball atmosphere along with the convenience of being close to home! It’s just across the Tower Bridge from downtown Sacramento.

Seating

Raley Field offers a great selection of vantage points for fans, from luxurious suites and boxes behind home plate to seats along the baselines and even a grassy outfield hillside.

To get a better feel for the layout of the ballpark check out this Interactive Stadium Map.

papalars Guide to Raley Field

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Coming and going

Traffic can get quite congested around the ballpark so it’s best to plan an early arrival, preferably at least 30 minutes. Depending on where you decide to park, it’s about a 1/4 – 1/2 mile walk from most lots and garages. Remember, the driver always has the option to drop passengers off right outside the stadium. Carpooling is encouraged.

Regular parking is usually $8-10. Cross the Tower Bridge, exit on West Capital Avenue and follow the marked signs to one of the dirt lots or try the parking garage down 3rd Street.

Lot B near Home Plate:
They offer free valet bicycle parking. Check in with an attendant at the Home Plate Entrance. There’s space for only 60 bikes on a first-come first-served basis.

They also offer disabled parking for $8.

Other Parking Alternatives
You also have the option to park in Old Town Sacramento and walk across the bridge. From here the Right Field Entrance is most efficient.The Capital Corridor Train and Regional Transit buses are also available.
Click the image below to see a larger version of the parking map.

raley field2 Guide to Raley Field

Provided by Sacramento River Cats

Due to construction Raley Field is providing expanded shuttle service this season for River Cats fans during Wednesday-Sunday games provided by Universal Limousine.

Shuttle service will begin an hour and a half prior to game time and will run continuously during the game on an as needed basis. Service will conclude a half hour after the end of the game. A special $3 event round-trip fare will be collected upon boarding.

Shuttle stops include:
4th & N (CalPERS)
7th & N
10th & N
14th & N (DOE)
14th & L (Community Center/Hyatt)
10th & L Btw 5th and 6th & L (Downtown Plaza) One Capitol Mall (Old Sac) After games, the shuttle will drop off in front of the Embassy Suites Raley Field

peanuts Guide to Raley Field

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What to bring/not bring

Pacific Coast League rules state that guests are not allowed to bring any outside food items into Raley Field.

Fans will be allowed to bring in reasonable sized bags of peanuts and/or sunflower seeds only.

Unopened, soft-sided containers of drinks such as small milk cartons, bottled water, juice boxes or pouches are also ok.

Folding lawn, beach style chairs or blankets are great for guests holding a ticket in the grass lawn seating area.

Don’t forget your glove! Ballpark opens 1 hour prior to game time.

conrado mascotdinger Guide to Raley Field

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Tickets

The stadium packs full with room for approximately 15,000 spectators. Prices are ridiculously affordable for a classic 9 inning game of America’s pastime. This includes the crack of the bat hitting the ball, players digging their cleats into the dirt sliding for home, peanuts, the singing of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” and all the other amenities that any traditional ballpark might have.

For tickets you can call 916-371-HITS (4487) or  go online at www.rivercats.com
Guests younger than 2 years of age are free, Lawn Seats are just $7 and all other seats are $7 and up. Please refer to www.Ticketmaster.com for season ticket holders; anything behind home plate or along the 1st/3rd baselines. Flex Plans and Mini Packages are also available.

Promotions
Here are some sweet deals the River Cats featured as part of their ticket packages in 2010. Check with the ticket offices to see about any special offers for 2011.
Kraft Singles Tuesdays- Buy 1 ticket get 1 free with purchase, bring Kraft wrapper to ticket office.
Kids eat free on Tuesday.
Kids Club tickets just $25, which includes all Sunday home games.
Miller Lite Thirsty Thursdays for $2 beer.
Fireworks after the game. (check the season schedule)

sashafatcat Guide to Raley Field

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Tailgating

Tailgating is always a great tradition to bring to with you, maybe play a little game of catch or snack away with some friends. It’s permitted in parking lots as long as it is confined to your parking space and does not interfere with parking procedures. However, alcohol is prohibited.

tbridge field level Guide to Raley Field

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Food

What’s on the Menu?
The River Cats have plenty to choose from when it comes to food. Hot dogs, peanuts, crackerjacks, pretzels, nachos, popcorn, grilled vegetarian sandwiches, a variety of Mexican food, pizza, and barbeque specialties. Prices are pretty typical for sporting events, but you always have the option to eat beforehand, afterward or dine out at local downtown/old town restaurants.

Beverages
You can choose from local micro-brew, import and domestic beer and other alcohol beverages. Coca-Cola products, Dasani water, and fresh-squeezed lemonade are also available.

Other Cool Stuff

When the River Cats aren’t playing ball Raley Field is site to many concerts and community events. Some music artists who have performed include: 3OH!3, The All-American Rejects, The Black Eyed Peas, Dave Matthews Band, Flo Rida, Heart, Hilary Duff, India.Arie, Jack Johnson, John Legend, Journey, Lady Gaga, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Maxine Nightingale, Michael McDonald, Rihanna, Steve Miller Band, Sammy Hagar, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Willie Nelson and many more!
Raley Field also hosts other popular venues such as the Sacramento Brewfest, Wine and Dine, Soccer and Boxing events.



For more information on upcoming musical guests, concerts and community events visit www.raleyfield.com

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