Media Guidelines & Policies
All requests should be submitted via email or in writing (on company letterhead) to the Vancouver Canadians Communications Department at least 24 HOURS PRIOR to the game you wish to cover (3:00pm on Friday for weekend games. NO CREDENTIAL REQUESTS WILL BE HONOURED ON GAME DAY. Please make sure that all requests for credentials are confirmed by the Vancouver Canadians Communications Department prior to arriving at Nat Bailey Stadium. Credentials may be picked up at the Nat Bailey Stadium Box Office after 3:00pm for evening games and 10:00am for day games. Credentials must be visibly worn at all times and are non-transferable.
Season Credential vs. Single-Game Credential:
The Vancouver Canadians will produce a Full Season Credential for all working media members that are intending on covering the ballclub on a regular-basis. For those members of the media who intend on covering the Canadians occasionally, we ask that you apply credentials on a single-game basis. All Full Season Credentials will be distributed in advance of the 2020 home opener on Friday, June 17th at 7:05pm. All Single-Game Credentials will be available at Will Call three hours in advance of that day's game.
The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club does not offer parking for members of the media unless they are arriving in a marked vehicle with their company's logo in full view. Parking must be arranged 24 hours in advance of the game that said media member will be covering and confirmed by the Vancouver Canadians Communications Department. Parking can be found around Nat Bailey Stadium on any number of side streets that are marked for public parking. The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club does not accept any liability for vehicles that are damaged, altered and/or towed before, during and/or after covering the game. The full responsibility of the aforementioned vehicle is on both the driver and the company that the driver represents.
All media seating will be located within the Nat Bailey Stadium seating bowl at the top of Section 5. This press area will have power for working media to plug-in and work while covering the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club and teams within the Northwest League of Professional Baseball. Wi-Fi will also be present within the stadium and a password to a dedicated hotspot will be provided upon arrival. That password changes with every series so please check in with the Vancouver Canadians Communications Department to ensure you receive wi-fi during your stay.
This year, media access to the general press area is now limited to working game day staff, road broadcaster(s) and home broadcaster(s). we apologize for the lack of access that has been available to media in previous years, however, we feel comfortable in what we will provide to all working media members this season.
Note: We provide a gender-neutral washroom within the press box during games and request that all media members please respect our sanitary delicacies by washing hands after each visit with our thanks. We also ask the media to respect our fragrance-free efforts to ensure all working media can enjoy and focus on that day's game.
Vancouver Canadians Game Day Notes will be made available 90-minutes before the first pitch and can be found within the Nat Bailey Stadium Press Box. Although in-game access has changed for working media, pre-game access to the pressbox remains open for those wearing their credentials in plain view.
The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club offers a complimentary meal to all visiting broadcasters working that day's game. Any media member that shows a valid credential at any kiosk within the Nat Bailey Stadium concourse will receive a discount on a variety of ballpark fare. This excludes any alcohol-based beverage and/or merchandise.
Pre-and-Post Game Interviews:
Times and availabilities are subject to change at any time without notice. Please contact the Vancouver Canadians Communications Department in advance of that day's coverage so we can ensure you are privy to the Vancouver Canadians working schedule pre-game.
Post-Game coverage begins no later than 10 minutes after the game's final out with media access to the Vancouver Canadians Clubhouse restricted to just the general holding area and Vancouver Canadians coaching staff office. Please contact a Vancouver Canadians Communications Department staff member should you need access that does not meet the structure noted above.
Limited space is available for still photographers along each baseline with exact locations to be determined on game day. ABSOLUTELY NO TRIPODS ALLOWED. Photographers must stay in their designated areas while being considerate of seated and standing fans directly in their viewing path. If there is not a spot available, photographers can shoot from the auxiliary photo position at the top of Section 12. Media members and photographers are asked to adhere to the Rules & Regulations listed within the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club Media Guide and respect all fans and their comfort levels may vary from fan-to-fan. Failure to do so will result in a review of both the credential holder's access and that of his media outlet.
The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club works in cooperation with the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club and adheres to the policies and procedures put in place for all player personnel and staff by the Blue Jays organization. All players and/or staff requests out of season are to go solely through the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club. All requests in-season (June-to-September) go through Rob Fai, Director, Communications & Broadcaster, Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club ([email protected] or 778.552.0427).