MLB road games combine two great American experiences: a road trip, and going to a baseball game. They’re both a rite of passage and a bonding experience – and they can both be a lot of fun. It can be a long-held plan, or an idea that comes along on the spur of the moment; a memorable journey for parents and their kids, or a chance for friends to leave the everyday behind for a short while. However you decide to take in a road game, it’s something every true sports fan should experience at least once. So start planning with the season’s schedule and your choice of MLB Road Games Tickets right here on StubHub.
MLB road games – a classic sports experience
Beginning in April and finishing in the Fall, there are over 160 regular season games for each of the 30 teams, so there’s plenty of scope for planning a series of road games. The home town club will typically welcome their visitors for a three-game series, and a sequence of games away from home usually strings together at least a couple of these series. With either Thursday or Monday normally designated as a rest day, you can simply follow the team’s travel schedule – though some would say that following one game on the radio as you drive is all part of the experience! Arriving in time for long weekend of baseball action will often give you a mix of day and night games, or even a double-header. And some traditionalists would say that you have to welcome the team back for their first home game.
The MLB’s two league structure means that home team fans get plenty of match-ups against divisional opponents, which includes regional teams as well as more distant ones. For some fans, part of the appeal of the road game is the chance to watch teams from the other league – these are rarer fixtures and, for World Series contenders, maybe even an opportunity to face future postseason opponents.
The traditions and romance of the MLB road game
Although road trips can be about seeing your favourite players in action, for some it’s just a celebration of baseball itself. Other teams’ fans might never get another chance to soak up the Californian sun in Dodger Stadium, get a seat on top of the Green Monster in Fenway Park, experience the amazing surroundings of the new Yankee Stadium, or take their place in the old-style bleachers of Wrigley Field.
It’s about so much more than just the game. Seeing the sights of a new city. Making time for a catch in the park. And remembering to pack your baseball mitt in the bottom of the suitcase.