Sacramento River Cats Overview

Fast facts

League: Pacific Coast League

Head Coach: Dave Brundage

Team Mascot: Dinger

Year Opened: 2000

Capacity: 10624

City / State: West Sacramento / California

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Sacramento River Cats vs Fresno Grizzlies

Rival Team: Fresno Grizzlies

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 Grizzlies come to town.

Sacramento River Cats Tailgate Guide


Baseball fans and tailgate fans will love taking a trip to Sacramento for a River Cats game. Sutter Health Park offers plenty of room to tailgate as there are several parking lots outside the ballpark that are perfect for tailgating. You’ll find plenty of room to set up the tent and grill, so arrive early and make the most out of your trip to Sutter Health Park. The one downside is that you aren’t allowed to drink alcohol at the tailgates outside the park.

Another excellent way to spend some time before the game is by taking part in the Home Plate Tailgate. The Home Plate Tailgate provides you with a unique experience and enables you to tailgate on the field during batting practice. The package comes with an all-you-can-eat buffet and drinks making it the perfect way to tailgate before a River Cats game.

Finally, those of you who like the bar scene more than tailgating will also be in luck as there is a good selection of bars and restaurants near Sutter Health Park. Fat City Bar & Cafe is an especially great place to grab a drink or bite to eat making it an excellent place to hit up before the game.

No matter what kind of tailgating experience you’re looking for you’ll have a lot of fun tailgating before a River Cats game.


Sutter Health Park Sign and Clock Tower

Get a picture of the Sutter Health Park sign and clock tower before entering the park. Both are located near the home plate gate and provide an excellent photo op for fans.

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Where to tailgate

Sacramento River Cats Stadium Guide

In Game

The Sacramento River Cats typically finish near the top of the Pacific Coast League in attendance, so you know you’ll be in for a good time when attending a River Cats game. Fans from all over the Sacramento area come out to support the River Cats, and you can feel the excitement on game days. Enjoy the energy of the crowd and the packed house when attending a River Cats game at Sutter Health Park.

It’s not just the fantastic fan support that makes attending a River Cats game a great experience. The River Cats go all out to provide a fun event for kids and families as you’ll find a kid’s play area, a lovable mascot and have the opportunity to get lots of autographs at a River Cats game.

Those of you looking to enjoy some more adult entertainment will want to get a Governors, Dugout, or Senate membership so you can enjoy Tito’s Solon Club. Tito’s Solon Club provides you with a fun sports bar experience at the game and is home to an upscale food and drink menu.

Additionally, wine aficionados will want to check out the new vineyard at Sutter Health Park. The vineyard is part of a partnership between the River Cats and Bogle Vineyard & Winery and is set to produce fruit in 2019. If you want to enjoy some wine at a River Cats game, then you’ll be in luck in the near future.

A River Cats game is an incredible entertainment option for anyone in Sacramento, so don’t hesitate to stop by Sutter Health Park during your trip to Sac Town.

Things to check out

Down on the Farm

If you’re looking to keep the kids entertained, then take them to Down on the Farm. Down on the Farm is located behind the hill in right field and features a play structure, wiffle ball field, inflatables, and more.

View of the Tower Bridge

Sutter Health Park provides fans with a great view of the Sacramento’s Tower Bridge, so enjoy the view when taking in a River Cats game.

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On Deck Shop

Stop by the On Deck Shop at the home plate entrance to pick up a souvenir from your trip to Sutter Health Park. The On Deck Shop offers a wide selection of merchandise including River Cats caps, t-shirts, foam fingers, and much more.

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Get an autograph from your favorite River Cats player before the game. Fans can get autographs up until 15 minutes before game time on the outer side of both the home and away dugouts, so make sure to arrive early and to get your desired signatures.

Tito’s Solon Club

If you want to enjoy a River Cats game in style, then make sure to have a suite ticket or Governors, Dugout, or Senate membership so you can enjoy Tito’s Solon Club. The club features upscale food and drink options, 14 HD TVs, and air conditioning making it an excellent place to take in the game.

Ballpark Vineyard

Sutter Health Park is the only professional baseball stadium to feature a vineyard making it a must-see when taking in a River Cats game. The River Cats have partnered with local vineyard owners Bogle Vineyards & Winery, and the vineyard at the park is expected to start producing fruit by 2019.

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Mosaic Tiles

Check out the mosaic tiles painted by school kids located throughout the ballpark. The tiles are fun to look at particularly if you or your child was one of the artists.


Keep an eye out for the River Cats mascot Dinger throughout the game. Dinger gets into a variety of antics during the game and if you see him on the concourse make sure to give him a high-five.

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Sacramento River Cats Bars & Restaurants

  1. Capitol Garage

    Capitol Garage

    Buzzy bar & eatery with automotive decor serving modern American fare for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

    1500 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  2. Esquire Grill

    Esquire Grill

    Elegant bar & steakhouse preparing a seasonal menu of American classics with a modern twist.

    1213 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$

  3. Foundation Restaurant & Bar

    Foundation Restaurant Bar

    Simple Classic American Food & Drinks

    400 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  4. Mother


    Counter-serve operation with an artful vibe offering seasonal vegetarian dishes, plus beer & wine.

    1023 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  5. Cafe Bernardo

    Cafe Bernardo

    Seasonal, European-influenced comfort food and locally roasted coffees served in a casual space.

    1431 R St, Sacramento, CA 95811, USA


    Bar website

    european - cafe - $$

  6. Pizza Rock

    Pizza Rock

    Trendy pizza joint featuring a cocktail bar, rock ’n’ roll–themed decor & live music.

    1020 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  7. El Rey

    El Rey

    El Rey, or “The King” in Spanish, is a modern taqueria that brings the good vibes of Mexican street cuisine in Downtown Sacramento.

    723 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  8. Ella Dining Room and Bar

    Ella Dining Room and Bar

    Straightforward New American and French-style cooking featuring entrees of seafood, steaks, and pastas.

    1131 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    american - european - $$$

  9. Morton’s The Steakhouse

    Mortons The Steakhouse

    Renowned for its signature menu and legendary hospitality, Morton's The Steakhouse sets the standard for fine steakhouse dining.

    U.S. Bank Tower, 621 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$

  10. Grange Restaurant

    Grange Restaurant

    Clearly one of the region's very vest restaurants.

    926 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. House Kitchen & Bar

    House Kitchen Bar

    Sophisticated place serving contemporary takes on American comfort food & specialty cocktails.

    555 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  12. Claim Jumper

    Claim Jumper

    Family-friendly eatery & bar known for a wide American comfort-food menu & Western-themed environs.

    1111 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    american - bbq - steakhouse - $$

  13. Republic Bar & Grill

    Republic Bar Grill

    Playful joint offering pub grub such as burgers, plus classic video games, sports on TV & skee ball.

    908 15th St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  14. Tequila Museo Mayahuel

    Tequila Museo Mayahuel

    Flavors from the past, perfectly fused with the freshness of today.

    1200 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    mexican - $$$

  15. Fat City Bar & Cafe

    Fat City Bar and Cafe

    Located in Old Sacramento, Fat City offers delicious American cuisine with a variety international dishes.

    1001 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  16. Dive Bar

    Dive bar

    In direct contrast to its name, Dive Bar is a haven of cool and class in the middle of one of the nation's most eclectic cities.

    1016 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  17. Coin-Op Game Room

    Coin Op Game Room

    Lively pub offering 40+ classic arcade games, a large beer selection & pizza by the slice or pie.

    908 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  18. Blue Prynt Restaurant & Bar

    Blue Prynt Restaurant and Bar

    Updated American favorites served in relaxed, contemporary quarters, with a daily happy hour.

    815 11th St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$