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2022 Media Credential Application

Credential Info

Media Guidelines

CREDENTIALS: All working members of the media are required to have a press pass at all times. Requests for credentials must be made at least 24 hours prior to game time. Credentials will only be issued to legitimate working media and will be made available at the RoughRiders front office. Season credentials are issued to news agencies that cover the RoughRiders on a daily basis. The credential is property of the Frisco RoughRiders and the RoughRiders reserve the right to refuse and/or evoke credentials from individuals and organizations at any time.

In order to receive a credential, all members of the media must sign and deliver a COVID-19 waiver form that can be found at the ballpark or online. A credential will not be administered without this form first being signed and turned in to the Frisco RoughRiders media relations staff.

Media credentials issued by the Frisco RoughRiders are deemed as nontransferable personal licenses and must be clearly displayed at all times. The credential provides evidence that the bearer has been authorized to enter as a working member of the media. The bearer of RoughRiders media credentials: 1) agrees to careful search and inspection of prohibited items and/or confiscation of prohibited items; 2) agrees to comply with all ballpark and Frisco RoughRiders rules and regulations; 3) assumes all risks and dangers incidental to attendance at the events, whether occurring prior to, during or after the events; 4) understands that the requesting of autographs or equipment from players, coaches and special guests is strictly prohibited and that such requests will result in ejection and confiscation of credential.

PHOTOGRAPHERS: Photographers will receive a pass that will allow for photography throughout the stadium, provided it does not interfere with the action on the field or with a fan’s view of the game. Photographers may only photograph from the stands, the camera wells, the berm or around the stadium. Photographers are not allowed in the dugouts or in the clubhouse. Photographers are also not allowed within six feet of any player, coach or member of team personnel unless they are wearing a face covering.

INTERVIEWS: Players and coaches will be made available for interviews at the request of the RoughRiders media relations staff. All interview requests must be coordinated and cleared with the RoughRiders media relations staff prior to arrival at the ballpark. In order to conduct interviews in person, members of the media must wear face coverings and be fully up-to-date on their vaccinations. Proof of vaccination status must be provided to the RoughRiders media relations staff prior to arrival at the ballpark.

PRESS BOX: Members of the media may access the RoughRiders press box by taking the elevator or stairs located directly behind home plate. Game notes, team stats, starting lineups, starting pitcher day-to-day stats, rosters, transactions and other pertinent information will be made available to the media prior to and during each game in the press box. Wireless internet access is available.

THIS CREDENTIAL IS A REVOCABLE LICENSE AND MAY BE REVOKED AT ANY TIME WITHOUT CAUSE.

Each individual or entity signing for or using a credential, including his/her/its employers and employees (each, a “Bearer”) for games, exhibitions, workouts, activities and events associated with Minor League Baseball (“MiLB”) (“Frisco RoughRiders Baseball Games”) agrees to the terms & conditions available at www.mlb.com/tac (the “Agreement”). Key terms of the Agreement are summarized below; the Agreement controls in the event of any conflict.

  1. COVID-19 IS AN EXTREMELY CONTAGIOUS DISEASE THAT CAN LEAD TO SEVERE ILLNESS AND DEATH. AN INHERENT RISK OF EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 EXISTS IN ANY PUBLIC PLACE REGARDLESS OF PRECAUTIONS THAT MAY BE TAKEN. BEARER AGREES TO (a) ASSUME ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19 AND OTHER COMMUNICABLE DISEASES, AND (b) COMPLY WITH ALL RELATED HEALTH & SAFETY POLICIES OF THE CLUB AND BALLPARK OWNER/OPERATOR. BY USING THE CREDENTIAL, BEARER IS DEEMED TO HAVE GIVEN FULL RELEASE OF LIABILITY TO THE RELEASED PARTIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
  2. Bearer represents that they are acting on a specific media assignment approved in writing by MLB Professional Development Leagues LLC (“PDL”).
  3. Use of photographs, images, videos, audio, livestreams or other accounts or descriptions (including play-by-play data) (whether text, data or visual), in any media, of all or any part of the Events or related events (“Frisco RoughRiders Baseball Games”) for non-news coverage or commercial purposes is prohibited, except as otherwise approved in a PDL-authorized written agreement.
  4. While Events are in progress, (a) Bearer shall not transmit or display video, audio, pictures, photographs or other non-text accounts or descriptions of Events in any media and (b) other Event Information may not be transmitted more than once every half-inning of play.
  5. The MLB Entities (as defined in the Agreement) own all proprietary rights in the Event and Event Information, except for Bearer’s rights expressly set forth in the Agreement or another PDL-authorized written agreement.
  6. PHOTOGRAPHERS: This credential confers on Bearer a non-exclusive and non-transferrable license to take photographs of Events for use in connection with news coverage of Events by the entity that engaged Bearer.
  7. While within the ballpark, Bearer is subject to the policies, procedures, directions and/or supervision of the Frisco RoughRiders, MiLB and/or ballpark owner/operator or their designated agents, including, without limitation, policies and protocols regarding security, bags and health & safety.
  8. Bearer assumes all risks incidental to their services and activities related to the Events and agrees that Released Parties (as defined in the Agreement) shall not be liable for any personal injury (including death), property damage, or other loss suffered in connection with the Events and/or the negligence of Released Parties to the fullest extent permitted by law.

For inquiries or concerns, contact Zach Bigley (manager of media development) at [email protected].