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2016 River Cats Exhibition Game FAQ

Sacramento River Cats host Major League affiliate and three-time World Champion San Francisco Giants
February 25, 2016

**The River Cats vs. Giants Exhibition Game is now sold out.**

About the Exhibition Game

The Exhibition Game between the River Cats and Giants will take place at Raley Field on Wednesday, March 30 with first pitch at 6:05 p.m. This is the first time that the two teams will face each other and will feature players from up and down the Giants 40-man roster as well as non-rostered Spring Training invitees.


Tickets to the River Cats and Giants Exhibition Game are now only available to those that purchase a full or partial (36 game, 18 game) season ticket package. For more information, please visit us online, call (916) 371-HITS (4487) or email [email protected].

Exhibition T-ShirtLimited Edition Exhibition Game T-Shirt

The On Deck Shop and River Cats have created a limited edition Exhibition Game t-shirt for fans. The T-shirt will be available starting Friday, February 26 both in store and online. Limited quantities are available.

The On Deck Shop is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m (hours subject to change) and online at For the latest on hours and item availability, please call the On Deck Shop directly at (916) 376-4796.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the game?
The Exhibition Game between the River Cats and Giants is scheduled for Wednesday, March 30 with a 6:05 p.m. first pitch. Gates will open at 4 p.m.

What other festivities are taking place?
Prior to the game will be the Golden 1 Fan Fest on Ballpark Drive starting at 3 p.m., an exclusive VIP autograph session (visit the Exclusive Experience presented by Nationwide for details), a limited Kids Club meet and greet with a San Francisco Giants player on the field, and more. A full schedule is coming soon.

How much are tickets?
Ticket prices range depending on section and availability. Please visit TicketMaster for up to date pricing.

Does my child need a ticket?
Children under two will be admitted without a ticket, provided they sit on an adults lap.

Stadium Map

Where can I purchase tickets?
Tickets can be purchased through an online-only presale on Friday, March 4. Fans can still sign up for this presale here.

On Saturday, March 5, tickets will go on sale to the public online only. 

Tickets can be purchased at the Round Table Ticket Office at Raley Field on Sunday, March 6, starting at noon.

Tickets are included with select River Cats full-season ticket packages. See the various packages here.

How much is parking?
Parking will cost $20 per vehicle and must be paid in cash upon entering the Raley Field parking lots. A parking pass may be pre-purchased online at the time of ticket purchase. Please remember that Raley Field lots have a finite number of parking spaces so plan accordingly. 

What time do parking lots open?
Parking lots will open at 2:30 p.m.

What time do gates open?
Gates will open two hours before first pitch at 4 p.m.

Why are the River Cats playing the Giants?
The River Cats are hosting their Major League affiliate San Francisco Giants for a preseason Exhibition Game. Think of it as a Spring Training game in Sacramento instead of Arizona. This game will not count toward either team's official record and is taking place before both team's rosters will have been finalized.

Hunter Pence

Will my favorite Giants players play?
While we expect nearly all of the San Francisco Giants 40 man roster to see the field, it is impossible to guarantee or predict which players will play when. Rosters and starters for both teams will be announced once they are provided by the coaching staff.

How can I get an autograph?
Players will be available for autographs from the field throughout the afternoon as they go through pre-game warm-ups.

Which dugout will each team have?
River Cats (first base), Giants (third base)

What concessions will be available?
All regular River Cats baseball concessions will be available for purchase at the Exhibition Game.

Will there be fireworks after the game?
No. There will be fireworks following every River Cats Saturday home game and select Friday home games, including the home opener on Friday, April 15.

What happens if the game is rained out?
All Giants vs. River Cats Exhibition Game ticket sales are final. In the case in which the game were not played or not considered a complete game (4 ½ innings), tickets may be exchanged at full value for tickets to a 2016 River Cats regular season home game.

I'm planning on staying the night in Sacramento - any suggestions?
The Holiday Inn Sacramento - Capitol Plaza is just down the street from Raley Field. 

Holiday Inn Sacramento - Capitol Plaza
300 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 446-0100

Can I watch the game on TV?
The River Cats vs. Giants Exhibition Game will be broadcast locally on KMAX's CW 31.