New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles, many cities in the USA host baseball games. Want to live the unique experience of attending a match of the leading teams? Get an ESTA and organize your stay in the United States.
How to travel to the USA with an ESTA?
The ESTA or Electronic System for Travel Authorization, as its name suggests, is a travel authorization for the United States. This is a visa exemption granted to nationals of certain countries, including France. To qualify, however, you must meet certain conditions, including having a valid passport and traveling to the United States for business or tourism. L’USA ESTA gives you the option to stay in the United States for 90 days, which can be spread over 2 years. You are also required to present a document justifying your return to France. However, it does not authorize you to carry out an income-generating activity. It should also be noted that people who have stayed in Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Somalia, Yemen or North Korea since March 10, 2011 cannot benefit from this visa exemption. It is the same for those who have dual nationality, one of which is subject to a mandatory visa application.
To travel to the USA with an ESTA, you will need:
- Complete the online application form, making sure not to make any typos;
- Answer questions from the drop-down list;
- Pay your ESTA application, by credit card or via Mastercard.
If the procedure can be carried out on the official ESTA USA website, going through a service provider such as France ESTA allows you to access more services. In particular, you will be able to benefit from assistance during your trip. Obtaining the ESTA can take from a few hours to a day.
When to travel to the USA to watch a baseball game?
Baseball season runs from mid-March to the end of September. At the start of the season, you can attend spring training, which takes place mainly in Florida and Arizona. Attending these games is an opportunity to familiarize yourself with baseball if you are still unaware of the rules. Moreover, the tickets are accessible, even if the prices vary according to the team in question. The LMB (Major League Baseball), on the other hand, does not begin until around April and continues until the end of the season. Matches are played in the evening, starting at 7 p.m. during the week and in the afternoon around 1 p.m. on Sunday. Know that each game lasts about 2 hours. In peak season, ticket prices range from $5 to $50. You can get them online or buy them once on site. When purchasing your ticket, you have the option of choosing your seat, taking into account that seats near the lawn cost more.
Where to attend a baseball game in the USA?
The choice of the destination depends on the team to support, knowing that some of them have their own stadium. If you are planning a stay in New York, know that the city has two teams. It is known for being home to the famous Yankees team, which is recognized by the intertwined N and Y symbols. To see them play, head to Yankees Stadium. Otherwise, the New York Mets are the other emblematic players of the city. The team plays at Citi Field in Queens. Tickets to access the matches of these two teams are available online, generally on the same sales platforms. While in San Francisco, take a trip to A&T Park to watch a Giants game. Moreover, the stadium is located near most of the city’s tourist sites. Want to see a game of Red Sox ? This legendary Boston team plays at Fenway Park. Moreover, if you are visiting Miami, you will have the opportunity to see the Miami Marlins. Their stadium, the Marlins Ball Park, is located on the side of Little Havana. In addition to attending baseball games, take advantage of your stay in Miami to enjoy the sun.
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