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Tickets for the game range from $8.00 - $16.00. Kids two and under are free unless they are going to need a seat.

The Whitecaps do make birthday announcements during the game. Birthday messages will be scrolled on the video board during the middle of the 4th inning. The best way to get your announcement made is to fill out the Birthday Announcement page found here or call 616-784-4131 x 1160 and leave a message 24 hours in advance on the birthday hotline answering machine, which is checked daily.

Yes, cameras and other recording devices are allowed for the games.

Yes, both chairs and blankets are allowed in the lawn sections. Since these are General Admission areas, we ask that everyone be considerate of other fans in your immediate area.

Yes umbrellas are allowed in the case of inclement weather.

Your ticket may be exchanged for any other game that same season. Seating is based on availability and exchange must be done in person at the Whitecaps ticket office.

Donation requests can be found here.

If you're interested in participating in our promotions please visit the Biggby Promotions Booth located behind section 219 prior to game time.

Bat boys and girls must be 16 years old. If you're interested please call the front office at 616.784.4131

There are several hotels in the area. The Whitecaps use the Crowne Plaza Airport Grand Rapids- www.crowneplaza.com/grr-airport

Yes, there is a $3.00 fee for all phone orders and a $1.75 per ticket charge for ordering online.

Tickets can be purchased at the Whitecaps ticket office, on the website or over the phone - 616.784.4131.

Parking is available onsite and is $7 per vehicle and $10 per bus. Parking charges may vary for non-Whitecaps events.

If you are interested in becoming a game day employee please contact Staffing Inc.; If you are interested in working in the front office please visit our jobs page.

Yes, Fifth Third Ballpark is a year round event center and can be rented for a variety of events. Please call our offices at 616-784-4131 to get further information.

We host several different events at the ballpark. Please visit our ballpark site or call our offices at 616.784.4131 x 1018 to get further information.

Unfortunately we do not have fan packs available. This includes any autographed items, previous give away items, or baseball cards. We can send out a schedule with a self addressed stamped envelope (send to Whitecaps, P.O. Box 428, Comstock Park, MI 49321). If you would like to shop for merchandise in our online store please click here. If you are interested in player autographs, our recommendation is that you attend a Sunday home game and come early for the autograph session with the players on the field. If this is not possible, you may send a SASE to the Whitecaps, care of your selected player, and include the item you would like to have autographed. We will make sure the player receives your mail but we cannot guarantee your item will be returned.

The Whitecaps are a professional baseball team affiliated with the Detroit Tigers, which means the Tigers make all player personnel decisions regarding the Whitecaps. The vast majority of the Whitecaps are selected by the Tigers in the draft or signed as free agents.

Although there are no tryouts or "walk-ons" specifically for the Whitecaps, the Tigers do hold tryout camps. These tryouts are generally open to players from 16 to 23 years of age. For information on the tryout camps please contact the Tigers.

Whitecaps players are from all over the country as well as many foreign countries. Past players have been from Canada, Australia, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and more. There are no advantages to living in the state of Michigan (only a few players have been from Michigan). The Tigers have an extensive scouting system in place to find the best talent possible around the world.

While in Grand Rapids, most players stay with host families in the "Keep-A-Cap" program. Similar to a foreign exchange program, the host families provide comfortable housing for players, usually offering home-cooked meals and sometimes transportation. About 95% of all Whitecaps players have stayed with host families.

Interested families should submit a letter detailing why they want to be in the program, what relationship they envision with the players and what amenities and living arrangements they can offer, to the Whitecaps Community Relations Department, P.O. Box 428, Comstock Park, MI 49321. Selected families will be added to the waiting list in case an opening is to occur.