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Boston Area Baseball On A Budget

June 25, 2011 2:02 AM

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Everyone loves friendly Fenway Park, but not only are tickets expensive (especially for the whole family!), they can be very difficult to come by if you aren’t a season ticket holder.Luckily, the Boston-area is home to several wonderful minor league baseball teams, which are easy to travel to, reasonably priced, and completely family-friendly. It’s a great way to introduce your kids to professional baseball, without the hassle or expense of Fenway Park.It’s also a great way to spend a night outdoors and be entertained by the baseball on the field and wild antics off the field. All of these parks are within an hour radius of Boston, and with the decreased traffic and easy parking, will probably be an even quicker trip than Fenway! - By Jodi Grundig

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Campanelli Field

1 Feinberg Way, Brockton, Mass.
Single-game tickets: $5-$15
website

The Brockton Rox, members of the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball (not affiliated with Major League Baseball) play at Campanelli Field in Brockton, MA. The Rox season typically starts at the end of May. Single-game ticket prices are $5-$15 each, and season tickets and package plans are also available. Campanelli Field is the closest minor league field to Boston and is extremely assessable – parking is available at Brockton High School, and you can also take the MBTA commuter rail to the stadium.

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McCoy Stadium

1 Columbus Avenue, Pawtucket, R.I.
Single-game tickets: $5-$11
website and reviews

See also: Guide To McCoy Stadium

The Pawtucket Red Sox are the AAA affiliate for the Boston Red Sox, and you can often see injured Red Sox players rehabbing here. They play at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI – just about an hour from Boston. Single-game tickets range from $5-$11, and parking is easy. McCoy offers free parking on a first-come first served basis, and there is also on-street parking available. When all of that is gone, there’s also a $2 parking lot – a huge bargain over the $20+ parking at Fenway!

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Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field

1 College St, Worcester, Mass.
Single-game tickets: $7-$19
website and reviews

The Worcester Tornadoes, like the Brockton Rox, are members of the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball and are not affiliated with Major League Baseball. Established in 2005, their home field is Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field, right in Worcester, about an hour from Boston. Single game tickets range from $7-$19 – you can save $1 off the standard rates by purchasing your tickets in advance. Ticket packages for multiple games are also available.

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LaLacheur Park

450 Aiken St., Lowell, Mass.
Single game tickets: $6-$10
website and reviews

The Lowell Spinners, the A affiliate for the Boston Red Sox, play at LeLacheur Park. Again, occasionally, you’ll get to see a rehabbing Red Sox player on the roster – a great bargain considering tickets for single games range from $6-$10. The Lowell Spinners season starts at the end of June, and tickets are on sale now! Parking is offered through UMass Lowell and is approximately $5.

Jodi Grundig is editor and publisher of Family-Friendly Boston and Mom’s Favorite Stuff.

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