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Stuff For Kids

Whitecaps games are perfect for kids! We have tons of activities including on-field games, play catch, autographs on the field, Kids Run the Bases, airbrush artists and much more! The fun starts when kids enter the stadium and they get a free Crash's Kids program. Make sure you are on the lookout for any of our three of the mascots as they love to high-five and pose for pictures. If you are looking for food we have Kids Meals (offered every game) and fun treats like Dippin' Dots, cotton candy, ice cream, super ropes and more!

A seating suggestion for kids is the Cornerstone University Lawn area. These areas, located on both the first and third base side, are perfect for families. Bring a blanket or some lawn chairs so you can spread out and relax while enjoying the game. As always, make sure to bring your baseball glove. You never know when you will be able to catch a foul ball!

Meijer Playground

Meijer Hometown Playground

The Meijer Hometown Playground is located along the 1st base side of the concourse and is open until the eighth inning.
This area features turf covered ground, rock features, slides, monkey bars and more!

Inflatables

We have a newly expanded area just for inflatables! Featuring a basketball game, t-ball, speed pitch, and two different size bounce houses, this area is perfect for all ages!

Sundays

Every Sunday is a Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Family Day!

  • The first 1,000 kids 12 and under eat FREE!
  • Don't forget your ball and glove for play catch and autographs on the field pre-game from 1:15 p.m. -1:30 p.m.
  • Kids Run The Bases post-game presented by Michigan's Adventure.
  • Airbrush tattoo artist
  • Grab a free Crash's Kids Book program when entering the gates (offered every game)
  • PBS character appearances. Check the "Fun Game Dates" tab for a list.
Mascots

Crash The River Rascal

Crash's favorite ballpark dish is the famous Fifth Third Burger, but can be seen at the new Game of Cones Cart. Crash manages to stay in shape by participating in the Fifth Third Riverbank Run 5k race each year. He has only won the Crash Dash twice in the last 25 seasons.

Franky The Swimming Pig

Franky enjoys floating down the Grand River, while snacking on cotton candy and deep fried twinkies. He loves hanging out with his friends Crash & Roxy!

Roxy The River Rascal

You can usually find Roxy dancing on the dugouts at Fifth Third Ballpark. One of her favorite ballpark foods is the gluten free Brazilian Cheese Bread.

Together these three friends make the most entertaining trio in all of Minor League Baseball; signing thousands of autographs and taking hundreds of pictures. Crash, Franky and Roxy make sure every fan feels welcome at Fifth Third Ballpark. 

Want to get in an in-field game?

Look for the big orange Biggby coffee cup located on the concourse by section 218. The Biggby Coffee Crew can let you know what games are available for the day. 

Click here for our promotional calender for the 2018 Season that include special theme nights, character appearances, and kid friendly give-aways! Family Fare Fireworks every Wednesday and Saturday starting June 6.