Family-Friendly Guide to WooSox

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In 2021, Kelly Square in Worcester welcomed Polar Park to the neighborhood. The stadium hosts the Worcester Red Sox Baseball. A Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox known as the WooSox. The WooSox at Polar Park is the perfect family-friendly place to visit in Central Mass. Whether you’re a rookie or a seasoned slugger, this ballpark has something for everyone in the family. Below is a family-friendly guide to the Woo Sox:

Activities for Kids

Kids will love the baseball-themed playground in center field. Just behind the playground, they can climb aboard a retired Duck Boat “Beantown Betty” that once was occupied by players from all four major Boston sports teams during World Championship parades. Look for Smiley and Woofster, the team mascots, on the concourse for a photo opp and see a member of guest services for a certificate to commemorate their first Woo Sox game. Stick around postgame for Sunset Catch on the Field on Saturdays, or Kids Run the Bases on Sundays.

Grown-Up Features

Sit back and relax in the Adirondack chairs next to the playground while enjoying food from one of the many concession stands or the rotating local restauranteurs featured in “A Taste of Worcester” on Summit Street. Here, you can also stop by Sherwood Diner for a coffee or Wormtown Brewery for a beer. And don’t miss Taco Tuesdays, where you can get three tacos and a margarita for just $12. Leave the kids at home to enjoy “Parents Night Out” on July 11th.

Family-Friendly Entertainment

Every Friday night game ends with a firework display paired with musical themes like “Gettin’ Jiggy with the 90s” (July 12th) and Country Classics (August 2nd). “Town Takeover” Nights honor various local communities; check out if your town is part of the fun.

Inclusive Considerations

Polar Park prides itself on inclusion. In this ballpark, you will find a peanut-free section (The University Dental Group Berm). And a sensory-friendly room presented by Venture Community Services, a nursing room, and family restrooms. You can find a list of their heritage nights and social awareness games on their website. And the stadium is ADA accessible with special accommodations in Sections 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 101, and 202.

Parking

Downtown Worcester has various parking options around the ballpark that cost between $5 to $15. The largest lots include the McGrath Blvd. lot behind the Worcester Public Library, the Union Station Garage, and the Worcester Common Garage.

Tickets

Tickets start at $8 for youth, active military, veterans, and seniors, with general admission costing between $9 and $50. These tickets may be purchased online, over the phone at (508) 500-8888, or in person at the Polar Park Ticket Office.

Root for the home team, WooSox, this season at Polar Park!

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