The Lakewood Blue Claws baseball games are a great family outing. The stadium is small and family friendly and has both reserved seating as well as "sod squad" seating which is the grassy areas located beyond the outfield. This is the perfect place to sit with squirmy kids who don't want to sit in a seat and watch an entire baseball game. Just be sure to bring a blanket to sit on, chairs aren't allowed.
On a budget? Kids under 5 can enter free (must sit on lap or in sod squad) and on Sunday and Monday KIDS EAT FREE! What could be better than that?
When the kids get tired of watching the game they can get their faces painted (for free!) if they don't mind waiting in a long line. They can also blow off steam in Pinchy's Playground. The playground equipment is free or they can enjoy some bounce type activities for a small fee. On Character Sundays kids can meet their favorite characters walking around the stadium.
On Friday nights after the games you can enjoy fireworks which are among the best fireworks displays I have ever seen. They frequently have special promotions in which fans receive free promo items upon arrival and they have great nights like College Night where recruiters are on hand.
They do fundraisers, birthday parties, picnics and fun events like Scout Nights. My children have enjoyed scout night like no other. Scouts participate in a parade on the field before the game and after the game get to set up their tents in the outfield and sleep over. They feature a baseball themed movie on the jumbo-tron while we are curled up in our tents. A fabulous night!
We have enjoyed this stadium for years and look forward to enjoying it for many more to come.