Fresno Grizzlies Overview

Fast facts

League: League Pacific Coast League

Head Coach: Steve Soliz

Team Mascot: Parker T. Bear

Year Opened: 2002

Capacity: 10650

City / State: Fresno / California

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Fresno Grizzlies vs Sacramento River Cats

Rival Team: Sacramento River Cats

The Grizzlies and River Cats have one of the more fun and more intense rivalries in the PCL making every matchup between these two California-based teams a must-see. There have been plenty of friendly jibes back and forth including the #Wackramento billboard, so make sure to get your tickets when the River Cats come to town.

Fresno Grizzlies Tailgate Guide


Chukchansi Park is located in downtown Fresno, and as a result, you’ll encounter lots of bars and restaurants to stop by before the game. Tioga Sequoia is an especially great place for craft beer lovers to stop by as it’s home to a variety of different craft beers. The craft brewery also holds tailgate parties fairly often meaning you’ll find plenty of Grizzlies fans to hang out with and talk baseball with when stopping by Tioga Sequoia before the game.

One of the downsides to the park’s downtown location is that you won’t find a lot of traditional tailgating options. However, as mentioned above, there are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby to hit up before the game, which helps alleviate the disappoint that comes with there being few traditional tailgating options.

Finally, if you’re taking the family to the game, arrive early and enjoy the plaza at Chukchansi Park. The plaza is home to inflatables and other kids activities making an excellent family friendly pre-game destination.

You’ll have a lot of fun hanging out at the bars and restaurants in downtown Fresno before a Grizzlies game, so arrive early and make the most out of your trip to Chukchansi Park.



Check out the events on the plaza before entering the Chukchansi Park for an entertaining game of baseball. The plaza is home to inflatables and other activities making it the perfect place to take the family before the game.

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Where to tailgate

Fresno Grizzlies Stadium Guide

In Game

Fresno Grizzlies games are home to fun promotions all throughout the season including games where the Grizzlies become the Fresno Tacos. If you want to experience zany promotions at the game, then a Fresno Grizzlies game is just the thing for you. You never know what will happen when attending a Grizzlies game making each trip to Chukchansi Park a unique event.

In addition to fun promotions, Chukchansi Park is also home to several great group party areas including the pool and spa area in center field. The pool gives fans the opportunity to watch a game while going for a swim making it one of the more unique ways to enjoy a ball game in the country.

Chukchansi Park is also home to plenty of entertainment for kids and families as the ballpark is home to a merry-go-round and several fun kids activities. You’ll also find one of the best mascots in baseball at Grizzlies games, so keep your eyes peeled for Parker T. Bear throughout the game.

Lastly, baseball fans and sports fans will love the ability to watch future MLB stars take the field and will enjoy checking out the Fresno Athletics Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame celebrates the best athletes and coaches from the Fresno area and is a can’t miss for any sports fan from the area.

You’ll have a great time taking in a Grizzlies game at Chukchansi Park where there is always a lot to see and do at the game.

Things to check out

Pool and Spa

If you’ve ever wanted to have a pool party while watching a baseball game, then the Fresno Grizzlies have just the thing for you. Reserve a 25 to 100 person pool party at a Grizzlies game and enjoy a view of the game from the outfield while taking a dip.

Fresno Athletics Hall of Fame

Sports fans won’t want to miss checking out the Fresno Athletics Hall of Fame at Chukchansi Park. The Hall of Fame honors all of the best athletes in Fresno history and is a must-see for any sports fan in the area.


Lots of minor league parks have a carousel or merry-go-round for kids to ride, but few have live ponies like Chukchansi Park. Take the kids to the merry-go-round during your visit to Chukchansi Park.

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Tecate Cantina

No matter how large your party is the Tecate Cantina is the perfect place for you. The Tecate Cantina can accommodate over 1,000 people and features a full buffet and plenty of shade.

Marmalade Party Deck

Smaller party groups will love the Marmalade Party Deck located above the third base. The Marmalade Party Deck comes with a catered meal and tickets to the Super View section 208 making it perfect for your group outing.

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Parker T. Bear

Enjoy the antics of Parker T. Bear when taking in a Fresno Grizzlies game. Parker gets into all kinds of trouble at Grizzlies games and has even married couples on occasion, so don’t miss him during your trip to Chukchansi Park.

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Fresno Grizzlies Bars & Restaurants

  1. Spokeasy Public House

    Alcohol Bottles

    Relaxed hangout featuring hard-to-find craft beers & a classic arcade in a casual setting.

    1472 N Van Ness Ave, Fresno, CA 93728, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  2. Strummer’s

    Cocktails Limelight

    Medium-sized music club hosts live acts, DJs, salsa & bachata dance nights, burlesque & more.

    833 E Fern Ave, Fresno, CA 93728, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Cosmopolitan Tavern


    Sandwiches, steaks & more are found at this veteran eatery & cocktail bar with a busy lunch hour.

    625 O St, Fresno, CA 93760, USA

    Bar website

    italian - $$

  4. Kocky’s Bar & Grill

    Kockys Bar and Grill

    Straightforward bar with TVs & a subtle sports theme offering chicken wings & burgers.

    1231 Van Ness Ave, Fresno, CA 93721, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  5. Full Circle Brewing Co

    Full Circle Brewing Co

    Microbrewery making beer & special drinks like mead, with an on-site bar & regular entertainment.

    712 Fulton St, Fresno, CA 93721, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  6. Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company

    Tioga Sequoia Brewing Company

    They make world class beers and bring awareness and resources to the preservation of the Southern Sierra

    745 Fulton St, Fresno, CA 93721, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  7. Joe’s Steak House & Grill


    Family-friendly steakhouse serving Certified Angus Beef & sandwiches in Western-themed decor.

    831 Van Ness Ave, Fresno, CA 93721, USA

    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$

  8. Los Panchos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

    Los Panchos Mexican Restuarant & Cantina

    The best Mexican food and tequila bar in Fresno!!

    1000 Fulton St, Fresno, CA 93721, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $

  9. Richard’s Prime Rib and Seafood

    Richards Prime Rib and Seafood

    Unassuming, old-school tavern serving prime rib, steak, chicken & seafood, plus cocktails.

    1609 E Belmont Ave, Fresno, CA 93701, USA

    Bar website

    american - steakhouse - $$$

  10. Di Cicco’s Italian Restaurant


    Homemade soups, sauces & pizza offered in a laid-back eatery with a banquet room & a full bar.

    144 N Blackstone Ave, Fresno, CA 93701, USA

    Bar website

    pizza - $$