MEDIA GUIDELINES AND POLICIES
Media Entry: Enter the complex from up the hill near the Washington Crown Center and through by the highway marquee and right-field box office. Media parking is available in the main lot. The parking attendant will have your name and organization on their list for approved free parking. The entrance to the ballpark is located to the left of the ticket office and will call area at the right-field gate. Media will be allowed into the ballpark no more than three hours prior to first pitch and must exit the ballpark no later than 90 minutes following the conclusion of any postgame interviews.
Media Credentials: Members of the media can request a full-season or daily credential by submitting the credential request form online at washingtonwildthings.com and below on this page. Media requests can also be submitted by emailing Kyle Dawson (Assistant General Manager of Baseball Operations and Broadcaster) at [email protected]. Daily credentials must be requested no later than 24 hours prior to first pitch of the game in question. Credential requests will be reviewed and issued based on available space and scheduling, and at the discretion of the Washington Wild Things Media Relations Department. Press box access will only be granted to credentialed personnel. Media credentials are not transferrable. While within Wild Things Park, credentialed personnel are subject to the policies, procedures, directions and/or supervision of the Washington Wild Things, the Frontier League and/or the ballpark owner/operator or their designated agents, including, without limitation, policies and protocols regarding security, bags, and health and safety. By receiving a media credential, a media member agrees to observe all Frontier League and Club rules; any applicable government orders in a local market; and other precautionary steps that are in place to preserve health and safety. Failure to comply with any health and safety initiatives will result in a revocation of credential.
Other Acceptable Credentials: The Washington will also honor credentials from the Frontier League or Major League Baseball or MiLB clubs. Media members and/or scouts with these credentials must notify the Washington Wild Things with the date(s) of their coverage no later than 24 hours before first pitch to allow for proper spacing in the press box and other areas of the facility.
Credential Pickup: Members of the media that have been issued a credential for that day’s game will be notified and can pick up their credential from the Will Call window at Wild Things Park located to the right of the main, right-field gate upon arrival to the ballpark for the credentialed game. Those granted a full-season credential can pick up their credential prior to any scheduled home game.
Gameday Documents: Media members can digitally access daily game notes, Wild Things rosters, broadcast information, credential information, pregame interviews, game highlights, and the 2022 Washington Wild Things Media Guide via the Wild Things' website and by signing up for the Wild Things' media mailing list by emailing Kyle Dawson (Assistant General Manager of Baseball Operations and Broadcaster) at [email protected]. Limited printed copies of gameday documents will be made available. Please contact Kyle Dawson with any questions or issues. Media members which wish to be included in daily email communication of gameday documents and/or press releases can request to be added to the Wild Things media list.
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: The Wild Things currently have no vaccination policy, but ask that media members and scouts follow CDC guidelines and local guidelines regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Those who have symptoms or have been exposed to an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last seven days will not be permitted entry to the ballpark.
Restricted Areas: Credentialed media members will not be permitted in Restricted Areas as designated by the Washington Wild Things. Any areas impacted by this will be explained to you upon arrival at the stadium.
Photographers and Videographers: Credentialed photographers and videographers will have access to dugout camera wells on the first and third base side of Wild Things Park. There will be no on-field access during play for non-Wild Things' staff members. Media members with a credential for photography or videography are granted a non-exclusive and non-transferable license to take photographs of Wild Things events for use in connection with news coverage of Wild Things events by credentialed entity.
Interview Policy and Availability: All interviews—including postgame interviews—with players, coaches, and other team personnel will be coordinated daily and/or upon request. Requests can be submitted to a member of the Washington Wild Things Media Relations Department and will be granted at the discretion of the Washington Wild Things Media Relations Department. Credentialed media who request an exclusive interview with a specific player or coach must do so at least 48 hours in advance. Interview requests do not guarantee availability. Starting pitchers will not be made available for pregame interviews the day of their start.
Social Media/Live Streaming: In accordance with Frontier League rules, unauthorized live streaming of in-game action via social media or any other platform is prohibited.
Autographs: The use of the credential for the purpose of obtaining autographs is strictly prohibited. Seeking or obtaining autographs from any player, personnel, public figure or other individual within or adjacent to the ballpark shall subject the bearer of said credential to the immediate and permanent revocation of their credential.
All policies and guidelines are subject to change at the discretion of the Washington Wild Things and the Frontier League.
For any immediate questions or media needs, please contact the Storm Chasers Media Relations Department.