Why Families Should Attend MLB Spring Training

It is no secret that our family is baseball crazy, especially now that we can refer to our boys in blue as World Champions (words can’t describe how amazing it feels to type that, but I digress…). Since Wrigley can be absolutely frigid and miserable before June rolls around, I want to remind you of one of the most fun baseball experiences available to baseball fans…MLB Spring Training!

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Here’s why all baseball loving families should attend MLB Spring Training:


Spring training starts in late Winter/early Spring so it can serve as the perfect Spring Break trip for your family. I mean doesn’t Florida or Arizona sound warm and welcoming right now? Buh bye, snow drift…hello cacti and palm trees! And there are tons of cheap and direct flights from either Midway or O’Hare (and read up on my airport tips while you’re at it) to Arizona, where both the Sox and Cubs play Spring ball.


The tickets are SO MUCH CHEAPER. I’m not going to life, I have a mini panic attack every time I add up how much money we spend after taking a family trip to Wrigley Field or whatever name they are now using for the baseball stadium on our city’s South side. Thankfully, panic attacks are non existent when we attend Spring Training games. The best part? The cheaper tickets still provide the same amount of fun…and definitely less anxiety than Game 7. Promise.


Spring Training is as family friendly as baseball can be. Instead of being contained to a seat, you can picnic while watching the game, which is a game changer for fidgety little boys like mine. There are also tons of programs and activities geared towards little ones so that they are entertained even when the baseball game goes into extra innings.


You can get up close and personal with the players. Everything about Spring Training is laid back, from the expanded roster to the relaxed swings. But my boys favorite part is undoubtedly the opportunity for autographs, game balls, and “meet and greet” encounters with the players. The gracious players always have a kind word or two for their young fans so it truly feels like the “Friendly Confines,”…but in a much warmer setting.


Heading to Spring Training…or any other game this upcoming season? Don’t forget to gear up in the newest and cutest baseball gear around. The MLB Shop has so many great outfits that it can make even a Sox fan look dapper (if you can believe that!).

If you are lucky enough to scoop up some regular season tickets this year, don’t forget to look through my Wrigley guide before you leave to find out about photo ops and other freebies for Cubs fan of all ages.

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  1. robin masshole mommy says

    Well, the Red Sox train down in FL, so it’s not realistic for most of us to get down there for spring training, but I know a few die hard fans that do make the trip every winter 🙂

  2. Alli Smith says

    We’re a baseball loving family too. We’re Braves fans and I spent many days in Atlanta watching them play when I was growing up. Spring training would be an awesome experience for my family.

  3. Jeanette says

    We live close to a lot of different spring training stadiums. I have yet to be one of the games, but I think I might do it this year because my son seems to be more into it.

  4. Angelic Sinova says

    I’m from Chicago and I was so HAPPY that the Cubs won the world series! My uncle is a HUGE Cubs fan and even went to every game of the world series (how he was able to score tickets, I’ll never know!). I’d love to attend MLB Spring Training.

  5. Annemarie LeBlanc says

    My 9 year old nephew is so much into baseball. I think he plays pitcher. I will let my cousin know about this. She may want to take her son Mason to see this. It is going to be a great learning experience for him.

  6. Pam Wattenbarger says

    This is a great way to get kids to a baseball game without breaking the bank! Spring Training sounds like a great outing for the family.

  7. Anosa says

    Ohh! Spring training is nice idea for a family event so that kids can spend time outside and leave their gadgets for the meantime. Great way to make friends too.

  8. Dee says

    I have never been to a major league baseball game, but I can imagine that it would be a lot of fun. I am glad that they cater to families which can make it an awesome event.

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