8 reasons to watch Edmonton Capitals baseball

The Edmonton Capitals welcomed former MLB star Jose Canseco last week. Canseco is a player/manager with the Yuma Scorpions, who are back in Edmonton in August.

By Dave S. Clark

  1. While the North American Baseball League isn’t Major League Baseball, it does boast some of its former stars, most notably Jose Canseco. The 46-year-old has a player/manager role with the Yuma Scorpions, who came to town last week. The six-time MLB all star and two-time World Series champ and his team will be back in Edmonton for a series for August 12 to 18.
  2. You can’t see any professional sport for less than you can see the Capitals. Tickets start at just $10 for bench seats and $13 for reserved seating. The priciest seat in the house doesn’t break the bank either — just $23 in advance.
  3. The Capitals really benefit from Telus Field, which was built in 1995 for the Edmonton Trappers. The ballpark is known as one of the best minor league facilities around. It has ground-level suites, which are unique to the park and there isn’t a bad sightline anywhere to be found.
  4. The team’s marketing department benefits from being part of Daryl Katz’s sports empire alongside the Oilers and Oil Kings. They use what they’ve learned works with the Oil Kings, and brought in some great promotional nights. For the kids, there’s and $2 Tuesdays for all-you-can-drink slushies and Wiener Wednesdays for $2 hot dogs. For the adults, there’s Thirsty Thursdays with $3 beers. There are also Fireworks Fridays and Saturday Movie Nights.
  5. If you don’t want to go to the game for the baseball, go for the snacks.  Concessions and roaming vendors make sure every fan is well stocked up on popcorn, peanuts, fries, freezies, pretzels, hot dogs, pop and of course, beer!
  6. With 44 home games, there are plenty of chances for fans to catch a game. When the Caps are at home, they sometimes play five games in a week. So if you can’t make it to one game, just go the next day!
  7. If you’re wanting to sport some Capitals apparel there are many options at the kiosks inside Telus field. There’s a wide array of shirts and hats, seat cushions, jerseys, pennants and other collectables. The Caps like to include their mascot, Captain Capital, on their gear, which is pretty cool. You can also pick up some Oilers gear at the field too.
  8. A game is a great way to work on your tan! When the sun is shining, there isn’t a lot of shade, so soak up those rays!

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