Baseball Teams in NJ: Where to See A Game This Spring


Spring baseball is heating up (hello, NJ native and Yankee rookie Anthony Volpe), and if your family is itching to get in on the action, you can without going to a big city. Thanks to the 5 baseball teams in NJ playing at stadiums around the state, you can catch a pro ball game close to home. And watching a game at one of New Jersey’s major ballparks is like hitting the family outing homerun—with rising stars moving up the ranks (the teams are pipelines to the majors), stadium extras like food, luxury box suites, fireworks, and dedicated kid areas, going to one of these games rivals the big leagues at a much more affordable price. Ready to batter up? Read on about the 5 NJ stadiums to see the pro and minor leagues, and if you are looking for more spring activities, check out our activity guide. (featured photo credit: Jersey Shore BlueClaws).

Where to go to see baseball teams in NJ

Hinchcliffe Stadium
Located in Paterson, this is home to the New Jersey Jackals, one of the professional baseball teams in NJ in the Frontier League (a partner league of MLB, so you’ll be seeing up-and-coming players). Even if your kids are only mildly interested in the game, they’ll still have fun with game-day promotions, including giveaways, catching a t-shirt, dancing along to the Cha Cha Slide, and more. 
186 Maple Street, Paterson, NJ 07522

Skylands Stadium
Head to Skylands to watch the Sussex County Miners, a pro independent league baseball team in NJ. With various activities for adults and kids, like a food truck festival, a play area, an ice cream stand, and a post-game fireworks show on Saturdays, watching a game is a family affair. Check out their themed events, like Star Wars Night and Sundays, when kids’ tickets are discounted. 
94 Championship Pl., Augusta, NJ 07822

FirstEnergy Park
Sure, fans love to see the minor league baseball team, the Jersey Shore BlueClaws, play, but kids will also love to take advantage of all the family-friendly extras at the stadium. They can test their skills on a shore-themed mini-golf course, win a plushie at one of the boardwalk games, or hop on an inflatable ride in Center Field. And later on, catch live music in the Biergarten.
2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, NJ 08701

TD Bank Ballpark
Watch a big-time game of the minor league baseball team, the Somerset Patriots, at this stadium they call home. Make sure to go during one of their promotional games, including ones with a post-game firework show, a baseball-themed bingo game, and various giveaways. There are even a handful of “Kids Run The Bases” events, where kiddos (and their families) can run the bases after the game and meet Somerset Patriots’ mascot, Sparkee, the schnauzer.
860 E Main St., Bridgewater Township, NJ 08807

Arm & Hammer Park/Trenton Thunder Ballpark
Catch Trenton Thunder, a minor league (collegiate summer) baseball team in NJ, and their mascot, Boomer the Blue Thunderbird, at Arm & Hammer Park. Boomer races kiddos across the field sings “Happy Birthday” to those celebrating birthdays, and encourages fans to cheer loudly for Trenton Thunder. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for bat dog Rookie, who makes an appearance during the first inning.
1 Thunder Rd., Trenton, NJ 08611

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About Author

Caroline is a writer from central Jersey who loves checking out new boardwalks and beach towns (current faves include Long Branch and Ocean Grove), admiring the foliage and walking around downtown Princeton, and singing along to music—often with her younger sister. One of her favorite jobs was being a camp counselor and helping out at local, family-friendly events. She can regularly be found ordering a pie to go from Romeo's in Plainsboro, her favorite pizzeria.