To apply for a media credential, please fill out the "Credential Application Form" below that fits your need. If you have any questions or requests, please contact Trey Wilson or Jake Eisenberg. Also, please sign and return the 2019 Minor League Baseball Credential Agreement -- which can be found below -- to either Trey or Jake prior to recieving your credential.
SEASON CREDENTIALS: Season credentials for the 2019 season will only be issued to legitimate news gathering organizations that cover the Flying Squirrels on a daily basis. The Flying Squirrels will contact media outlets on an individual basis regarding season-long credentials. Season credential requests can be submitted online through the Flying Squirrels media credential application form.
DAILY CREDENTIALS: Daily credentials will be issued to individuals or organizations who do not qualify for season credentials, including freelance writers and weekly or monthly publications. Daily credentials will also be issued to radio and TV stations when the need arises for extra pre- or post-game personnel and to newspaper reporters providing extra coverage. The Flying Squirrels Communications Department should be notified within 24 hours in advance of the game or event in which daily credentials are being requested. Requests can be made online through the Flying Squirrels media credential application form at https://www.milb.com/richmond/team/media. Once approved, credentials will be available for pickup at the media will call window.
WEBSITES, BLOGGERS & FREELANCERS: Bloggers, freelance writers and photographers may request daily credentials, which will reviewed on a case-by-case basis based on spacing, scheduling and the discretion of the Flying Squirrels Communications Department. Requests can be submitted online through the Flying Squirrels media credential application form at https://www.milb.com/richmond/team/media.
CREDENTIAL PICKUP: The Flying Squirrels will notify those qualifying for season credentials on an individual basis prior to the season regarding pickup. Daily credentials will only be available for pickup at the media will call window.
OTHER ACCEPTABLE CREDENTIALS: The Flying Squirrels will also honor credentials from the San Francisco Giants, Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball and the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
PHOTOGRAPHERS: During games, photographers must work out of the photography wells adjacent to both dugouts. Specials requests should be directed to the Flying Squirrels Communications Department at least 24 hours in advance of game.
CLUBHOUSE POLICIES: In accordance with the regulations designed by the San Francisco Giants and Major League Baseball, both clubhouses will be open to credentialed media from 3 1/2 hours prior to game time until one hour prior to game time. Following the game, clubhouses will be closed for a period of ten minutes to allow the team ample time to return to the clubhouse. The clubhouse areas are closed when the teams are on the field, unless previously approved by the Flying Squirrels Communications Department. There will be no clubhouse access during rain delays or between games of a double-header.
PRESS BOX SPACE: The Flying Squirrels give preferred press box seating to the organizations that cover the team most frequently. If your media organization needs special accommodations, please contact the Flying Squirrels Communications Department at least 24 hours prior to the game or event.
PARKING: Media members holding season credentials are permitted to park their vehicles in the media parking area at The Diamond. Your credential will also serve as your parking pass to gain admission to the lot. Media is not permitted to park in the ballpark tunnel (under The Diamond) at any time.
INTERVIEW POLICY: The Flying Squirrels Communications Department is happy to assist members of the media with procuring interviews with Flying Squirrels players and coaching staff. Media members wishing to do an off-site interview or feature story must contact the Flying Squirrels Communications Department at least 48 hours prior to the requested interview time. Interview requests do not guarantee interview availability. No one will be permitted to interview starting pitchers prior to a game on the of their start. No exceptions.
FIELD ACCESS: Credentialed media with field access are permitted access to the field and dugout areas, but are not permitted to cross the foul lines, particularly during batting practice. Media must leave the field and dugout areas no later than 45 minutes prior game time. We kindly ask that all video and still photographers stay on the warning track when shooting during this time.
SOCIAL MEDIA/LIVE STREAMING: Media are not permitted to use cell phones, laptops or similar devices for Tweeting or other transmissions via social media in clubhouses, dugouts or the manager's office at any time. Digital photography, without the permission of the Flying Squirrels Communications Department, is prohibited in the clubhouse at all times. In accordance with Minor League Baseball rules, unauthorized live streaming of in-game action via social media or any other platform is prohibited.