Military Discounts on Major League Baseball

Updated: May 26, 2022

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    The crack of the bat, the scent of roasted peanuts and the taste of your favorite frosty beverage –it’s finally baseball season! For military members and veterans, summer doesn’t just bring the heat but also hot discounts on Major League Baseball (MLB) game tickets, live streaming and fan gear.

    Does MLB Offer a Military Discount?

    Major League Baseball offers significant discounts and exclusive offers for current and former military members and their families. If you’re a military baseball fan, you can get military discount MLB tickets to home games and the Baseball Hall of Fame. You can also get military discounts from MLB’s official fan shop and discounts on MLB.TV packages.

    Following are current discounts your military service earns you on various MPB products. We list military discounts for game tickets on a chart near the end of the article.

    Does MLB Shop Have Military Discounts?

    MLB Shop sells officially licensed jerseys, caps and other baseball gear. MLB Shop offers a 15% discount to these categories of military members:

    • Active duty
    • Inactive Reserves
    • National Guard
    • Veterans
    • Retirees
    • Spouses
    • Dependents

    How to Get a Military Discount on MLB Shop

    You don’t have to worry about finding MLB Shop coupons or using an mlbshop.com discount code to get your 15% discount. Here’s how to verify your military status:

    1. Go to MLB Shop online
    2. Choose your gear
    3. Go to your cart.
    4. Enter your address, followed by credit card information.
    5. IMPORTANT– In small print below the red “Place Order” button, click on where it says “Military and first responder discounts” next to an American flag icon. This will prompt you to verify your status.
    6. Make sure your 15% off has been applied to your cart.

    Verifying Through ID.me

    MLB Shop verifies your military status through ID.me. You likely already have an ID.me account from using VA benefits like MyHealtheVet. If you don’t, it’s easy to set one up.

    ID.me used to be Troop ID. If you had a Troop ID account, your information should have migrated to ID.me.

    If you have difficulty verifying through ID.me, you can call their support team at 866-775-4363. Telephone support is available 24 hours per day.

    Does MLB TV Offer a Military Discount?

    MLB.TV is your way of streaming Major League Baseball games that aren’t offered on television in your area. You can buy packages to watch your favorite team or all MLB teams on a monthly or annual basis.

    And like many MLB products, your military status earns you a discount with MLB.TV.

    Who Qualifies for the MLB TV Military Discount?

    Service members, including active-duty military and veterans, can get discounts on MLB.TV by purchasing and verifying through GovX. According to GovX, its verification process recognizes the following statuses:

    • Active duty
    • Coast Guard
    • National Guard
    • Air National Guard
    • Reservists
    • Veterans (honorably discharged former service members)
    • Retired military
    • Military academy cadets

    Virtually any military status gets you verification through GovX, which you can then apply to multiple baseball products including MLB.TV.

    How to Get a Military Discount on MLB TV

    To redeem your military discount for MLB TV, log in to this GovX page and follow the prompts to get up to 35% off regular prices. This saves up to $49 on MLB.TV’s all-teams annual package.

    Other Ways to Watch MLB Live

    If don’t want to subscribe to MLB.TV, but still want to watch baseball, you can find plenty of MLB Network live-streamed games on these platforms:

    You can sign up for MLB.TV subscriptions through each of these platforms. You can also get MLB live stream free trials here for each MLB.TV package.

    What About Military Discounts to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum?

    If you ever find yourself around Cooperstown NY, consider visiting the legendary Baseball Hall of Fame. Veterans who honorably served receive a steeply discounted price of $19 for adult tickets, which usually cost $28. Active-duty military and career retired military personnel get in for free.

    To get $9 off regular admission for honorably discharged veterans, click the “Reserve Tickets Now” button on the Baseball Hall of Fame’s ticket page. From there, you’ll land on a page where you can add “Veteran” tickets to your cart.

    Note: An internal discrepancy shows a cost of $28 for the vet tickets, but once you add them to your cart, the site will automatically discount them to $19.

    Click the cart icon to view your discounted tickets and check out online. When you pick up your tickets at the Baseball Hall of fame will call window, you will need to show proof of your veteran’s status, such as your DD214.

    To get in free to the Baseball Hall of Fame, active duty and career retirees can call (607) 547-0397 to reserve tickets. When you show up to pick up your tickets, you will need to show your valid active or retired military ID card.

    How to Get a Military Discount for MLB Games

    Each MLB operates as an independent franchise, so offers for military discount tickets vary by team. But, every MLB team offers some kind of military discount for tickets. Some tickets are even complimentary.

    Be sure to read the “Discounts Offered” column for each team in the chart below since the verification process and applicable discount is different for each team. Most teams use GovX to verify your military or veteran status.

    TeamDiscounts Offered
    Arizona DiamondbacksSignificant discounts on tickets for select seats in all home games. Verification through GovX. No discount specified, but our testing showed some seats at least 40% off.
    Atlanta Braves33% off tickets in the Dugout Corner, Terrace Infield, Home Run Porch and Grandstand Reserved seating locations. GovX can verifiry you for online tickets or you can show your military ID at Truist Park ticket windows.
    Baltimore OriolesDiscounts to home games. Follow the steps on the linked website. GovX will send you a coupon code, which you will then apply at checkout. We found discounts around 11% but for certain games and seats, they may be higher or lower.
    Boston Red SoxDiscounted game tickets for military personnel via the linked page. Verification through GovX, who will send you a coupon code to use a checkout.
    Chicago CubsYou can get military discounts on tickets for certain Chicago Cubs away games by purchasing from this GovX page.
    Chicago White SoxDiscounts on tickets for current and former military on Navy Night and Day of Remembrance. You can also get discounts for certain away games through this GovX page.
    Cincinnati RedsDiscounted game tickets for military personnel and first responders, verified through GovX. Active-duty military and veterans can also get 20% off Reds Head Club and Reds Rookies by showing military ID if in person or using promo code MILITARY21 online.
    Cleveland GuardiansActive, retired, reserves and honorably discharged veterans get 15% off Guardians home game tickets with GovX verification. You can get up to eight discounted tickets in most sections. Discounts don’t apply to Opening Day and postseason games.
    Colorado Rockies You can get $6 tickets for current and honorably discharged veterans on Military Appreciation Night. You can also receive up to 5% off home game tickets from this GovX page. GovX also has discounts of up to 50% for away games.
    Detroit Tigers1,000 discounted tickets available to active service members and family for Armed Forces Day and Veterans Day. Call (313) 471-2051 for information.
    Houston AstrosDiscounted tickets available to home games for military and first responders. Verification through GovX. Tickets are available a few weeks out. Astros partners with local veterans organizations to identify active-duty military members for complimentary tickets behind home plate.
    Kansas City RoyalsMilitary, first responders and families get special pricing for all home games except for Opening Day. Verification through GovX.
    Los Angeles Angels of AnaheimDiscounts for some seats at some home games for uniformed military personnel. Obtain discount by showing military ID at Angels Stadium ticket windows.
    Los Angeles DodgersThe Dodgers honors military members on opening day, and significant games Check linked page for information on how to nominate military members. You can purchase Los Angeles away tickets directly from GovX here. These tickets are made available by the opposing teams.
    Miami MarlinsFor select games, military personnel, veterans and first responders get two complimentary tickets. You can redeem offer at the North Ticket Office in advance of game. Available game dates posted on linked page.
    Milwaukee BrewersActive duty, retired military and veterans can get up to eight half-price tickets for Sunday home games. Instant verification through GovX.
    Minnesota TwinsActive-duty military and veterans get up to four half-time Diamond Box High or Home Place View tickets at every home game, Monday through Thursday. Verification through GovX if purchased online. Can also purchase on day of game at Target Field with military or VA ID card or DD-214.
    New York MetsMilitary members and veterans can purchase tickets online with instant GovX verification.
    New York YankeesOn game days, active-duty military can present ID to get a free ticket to Grandstand Level or Bleachers seats or buy half-price tickets in some other areas of the stadiums. You can only purchase these half-priced tickets on gameday at the ticket office by Gate 4. You can also save up to 50% online at Yankees home games online with instant GovX verification by clicking the link.
    Oakland AthleticsOakland Athetics military and first responders can purchase tickets online with instant GovX verification.
    Philadelphia PhilliesMilitary, veterans and government officials all have access to Phillies home games through GovX.
    Pittsburgh PiratesUp to half off on all home game tickets purchased online with instant verification through GovX for military, retired military, and veterans. Valid ID required for ticket window purchases.
    San Diego PadresMilitary, veterans, and first responders plus families get 10% off regular home games and 25% off on Military Appreciation Sundays. Through this link on GOVX, military members and first responders can get discounts on tickets purchased though the GovX Padres site here.
    San Francisco GiantsThrough the linked GovX page, you can get up to 30% off home games at Oracle Park.
    Seattle MarinersMilitary members, retirees and veterans get 10% off select Main, Terrace and View seats purchased at the box office. You need to show a valid ID. You can buy discounted tickets to some away games here through GovX.
    St. Louis CardinalsFrom one hour until game time to 30 minutes after game start, you can get a complimentary game ticket if you’re active duty, retired or in the reserves and show your valid military ID.
    Tampa Bay RaysMilitary members, teachers and first responders get two complimentary home game tickets as well as other offers through the season. Verification is done through ID.Me. You have to wait until one week before the game to sign up for the offer.
    Texas RangersMilitary and first responders get special pricing on tickets with verification through GovX.
    Toronto Blue JaysPeople with current or former military status can visit this GovX page to purchase discounted away game tickets.
    Washington NationalsMilitary, veterans, public school teachers and government employees get up to 30% off tickets to home games. Verification is through promo code, which GovX will send you after verifying your status.
    Written by Teresa Tennyson

    Teresa Tennyson is a journalist for Veteran.com. She is a retired army officer who served in several countries in the Middle East. Tennyson has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in business administration with a finance certificate from UCLA.

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