I have lived in Southern California my entire life and grew up a baseball fan, but only recently have I discovered the fun of minor league baseball. There are several minor league teams in the area that feed the Angels, Dodgers and Padres as well as some other MLB teams. The team closest to us is the Lake Elsinore Storm. They originally were a feeder team for the Angels but since 2002, they have been the “Single A” feeder team for the San Diego Padres. The team plays at the Lake Elsinore Diamond, which is a clean, safe and fun place to watch a game as a family. There are no bad seats in the house and no climbing up steep raked bleachers to reach a seat.
Tickets are $10 – $14 per game. There are nightly promotions such as all you can eat hot dogs, $1 beer and soda night, Friday night fireworks and giveaways. Additionally, there are contests run throughout the game at the bottom of each inning. Depending on the night and sponsor, there are also free coupons for food and activities given away at the end of the night. Stick around for the end of the game, where for $1 a ball, you have the chance to win even bigger prizes by throwing at targets out on the field.
A particularly great deal is the $60 Family Four Pack that includes:
Four Box Seats
Four Hot Dogs
Four Small Sodas
Two Arcade Tickets
Coupons to Carl’s Jr., Baskin Robbins, Mulligan Family Fun Center and a free oil change.
You almost make a profit buying the Family Four Pack! It’s a great bargain.
Fun Fact: David Freese who currently plays on the Angels, made his way up playing for a season on the Lake Elsinore Storm!
We have enjoyed several Angels games this season, but my kiddos would tell you that they actually had more at the Storm games we attended. There are still several games available this month before the season ends. You can find out more information about the Lake Elsinore Storm on their website.