CREDENTIALS: Anyone requesting credentials during the 2023 season will be required to read and sign Major League Baseball’s 2023 Credential Agreement before applications will be reviewed or approved. All credentialed media must adhere to the standards and protocols set by Major League Baseball.
FULL-SEASON CREDENTIALS: Full-season credentials will only be issued to members of the media and legitimate newsgathering organizations who cover the Flying Squirrels on a daily basis. Full-season credentials will be available for pick-up at the Flying Squirrels offices prior to Opening Day or at the start of the season. Other members of the media and organizations can apply for single-game or daily credentials, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
DAILY CREDENTIALS: Daily or single-game credentials will be issued to individuals or organizations who do not qualify for full-season credentials, including freelance writers and weekly or monthly publications, based on availability. Daily credentials will also be issued to radio and TV stations when the need arises for extra pre- or post-game personnel and to newspaper reporters providing extra covering, based on availability. Credential applications should be received by the Flying Squirrels Communications Department no less than 24 hours prior to the requested game. Requests can be made online through the Flying Squirrels media credential application form at SquirrelsBaseball.com/Pressbox. Once approved, daily credentials can be picked up at the Flying Squirrels Will Call booth located at the main entrance of the ballpark on Arthur Ashe Boulevard or by arranging pick-up from the Flying Squirrels office with a representative of the Communications Department.
OTHER CREDENTIALS: The Flying Squirrels will honor credentials from the San Francisco Giants, Major League Baseball and the Baseball Writers Association of America based on availability. Any media member who intends to attend a game using these credentials should reach out to the Flying Squirrels Communications Department no less than 24 hours in advance of that game.
VIDEO PHOTOGRAPHERS: Photographers from television stations will be able to shoot games from the platform on the main concourse behind home plate. Spacing is limited to three video photographers per game, and priority will be given to those with full-season credentials who cover the team on a daily basis.
STILL PHOTOGRAPHERS: Still photographers will be able to shoot from predetermined areas arranged with the Flying Squirrels Communications Department prior to each game. Use of the photo wells at the ends of the dugouts must be arranged with the Communications Department in advance.
PARKING: Media members holding season and daily credentials are permitted to park their vehicles in the media parking area at The Diamond, located in the Red Lot. Credentials will also serve as the parking pass to gain admission to the lot. Media is not permitted to park in the ballpark tunnel under The Diamond at any time.
ENTERING THE BALLPARK: For the 2023 season, we ask that members of the media enter the stadium through the “Staff & Media” entrance, located at the left-field tunnel gate (next to the Arthur Ashe Center). All approved media members will be subject to club discretion and its standards and policies that will govern entry, which are described in Minor League Baseball’s 2023 Operations Manual. Clubs may begin to allow media into the ballpark no more than four hours prior to first pitch. Media must leave the ballpark no later than 90 minutes following the conclusion of postgame interviews.
PLAYER AND COACH INTERVIEWS: All manager, player and field staff personnel interviews must be arranged with the Flying Squirrels Communications Department at least 24 hours in advance. Interviews can be conducted via Zoom or other video or audio platforms and in-person within the parameters of Major League Baseball's protocols, which are subject to change throughout the season. Off-site interviews will not be permitted. Interview requests do not guarantee availability. No one will be permitted to interview starting pitchers prior to a game on the day of their start.
PRESS BOX SPACE: The Flying Squirrels give preferred press box seating to the organizations that cover the team most frequently. If your media organization needs special accommodations, please contact the Flying Squirrels Communications Department at least 24 hours prior to the game or event.
IN-GAME TRANSMISSION: Per Major League Baseball, while events are in progress, credentialed media shall not transmit or display video, audio, pictures, photographs or other non-text accounts or descriptions of events in any media and other event information may not be transmitted more than once every half-inning of play.