CREDENTIALS: Anyone requesting credentials during the 2021 season will be required to read and sign Major League Baseball’s 2021 Season Release of Liability before applications will be reviewed or approved. Credentialed members of the media will be required to follow all health and safety guidelines enacted at PK Park. Credential requests can be submitted at www.milb.com/eugene/team/media/credential-form. Credential applications should be received by the Eugene Emeralds Media Department no less than 24 hours prior to the requested game. Once approved, credentials can be picked up at the Eugene Emeralds Box Office located on the north side of Autzen Stadium at 2760 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, adjacent to the Home Plate Gate of PK Park.
OTHER CREDENTIALS: The Eugene Emeralds 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 Eugene Emeralds Media 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 marked locations on the main concourse behind home plate. Spacing is limited to FOUR video photographers per game, and priority will be given to local television stations such as KEZI, KMTR, and KVAL who cover the team on a daily basis.
STILL PHOTOGRAPHERS: Still photographers will be able to shoot from predetermined areas arranged with the Eugene Emeralds Media Department prior to each game. Still photographers will not be permitted to enter the playing field or dugout photo areas. Photographers may move around portions of the seating bowl during games; however, they must maintain a six-foot “buffer zone” between themselves and the playing field at all times.
PARKING: Media members holding season credentials are permitted to park in the Autzen Stadium Parking Lot. Your credential will also serve as your parking pass to gain admission to the lot.
ENTERING THE BALLPARK: Media members may enter the ballpark at either the First Base or Home Plate Gates. 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 2021 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.
RESTRICTED AREAS: Per MLB guidelines, approved media members will not be permitted in Restricted Areas or in close proximity to players, coaches and field staff. The Restricted Areas include clubhouses, locker rooms, playing fields, dugouts, training rooms, weight rooms, interview rooms and any route inside the ballpark/facility utilized by players, coaches and field staff.
PLAYER AND COACH INTERVIEWS: All manager, player and field staff personnel interviews will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing or over the phone. Media members will not have direct access to the manager, players or members of the field staff. All interview requests must be requested through the Eugene Emeralds Media Department. Off-site interviews will not be permitted until further notice. Interview requests do not guarantee availability. This policy is subject to ongoing review by Major League Baseball and its Clubs, based on the advice of medical experts and the applicable local guidance in the host city to determine when and if it would be feasible to introduce in-person, physically distanced interviews or press conferences. No one will be permitted to interview starting pitchers prior to a game on the day of their start.
LIVE BROADCASTS AND STREAMING: In accordance with Major League Baseball rules, unauthorized live broadcasting and streaming of in-game action via social media or any other platform is prohibited.
FOLLOWING HEALTH AND SAFETY RULES: By receiving a media credential, a media member agrees to observe all MLB, MiLB and Club rules; any applicable government orders in a local market; and other precautionary steps that are in place to preserve health and safety. Media members must wear face coverings at all times, covering their nose and mouth, and practice physical distancing while present at a Club facility (whether indoors or outdoors). Media members should bring their own face coverings to the ballpark, but Clubs are permitted to provide face coverings to media upon request. Clubs are permitted to require a media member to use a Club-provided face covering if the Club determines that the media member’s personal face covering is inappropriate for any reason. Failure to comply with any health and safety initiatives will result in a loss of access to the ballpark.