FAQ

What is MLB’s Ballpark Empire?

MLB (Major League Baseball)’s Ballpark Empire is a stadium-building game where you build up your favorite MLB Franchise from a small local ballpark up to the ultimate baseball stadium.

 

What is a stadium?

Building a stadium is the cornerstone of Ballpark Empire. After you choose your team, build a stadium in which to seat your fans, build concession stands, and to give your team a place to play ball! As the game progresses, you build bigger and better stadiums using new materials and real-life baseball landmarks like The Green Monster.

 

What are blueprints?

Blueprints are necessary to construct non-starter stadium parts.

 

What is a concession stand?

Concession stands serve fans food or drink to make coins and fandom for your team. A concession stand can be upgraded to stock more food or drink and make more money for your team.

 

What is fandom?

Fandom is used to level up in Ballpark Empire. You win fandom through playing baseball games against other teams and from completing missions.

 

What are tickets?

Tickets allow you to play ballgames.

 

What are MLBucks?

MLBucks are used to rush production of buildings, buy more tickets, and buy training blocks.

 

What are coins?

Coins are used to buy stadium parts, restock concessions, recruit players, and hire staff.

 

What are skill points and training blocks?

Skill points are what make up each of your baseball player’s scores, which contribute to your overall team score. The higher the scores, the better your team does against other teams with lower scores. Training blocks or coins are used to increase a player’s score, and therefore the team score. Training blocks are won from completing missions or bought with MLBucks.

 

What is my team ranking?

The team ranking is an average of all of your players’ scores. Raise your score by improving your players’ skill points or drafting higher-ranked players.

 

How do I Build things?

  1. Click on the Build icon, and the build menu will open.
  2. Select any of the first 7 tabs to explore the game content. Explore the menu options under Stadiums for more options: Starter Stadium, American League and National League for extra sorting options
  3. When a stadium part is selected, the build menu closes immediately, and the part ¨sticks¨ to the cursor. Grids appear on the ground to show where the part can be placed
  4. Click again to start the building process. Once in position, coins are deducted and construction begins! When applicable, the time remaining is shown in the tooltip that appears when moving the mouse over the part.
  5. If you click before the timer is complete, a pop-up will appear, providing the option to skip the build time using MLBucks.
  6. When ready, if you have enough blueprints, clicking the part will complete the construction (If you do not have blueprints, find out how to get them under ‘’How do I get blueprints?’’).

How do I get blueprints?

  1. Receive blueprints as a reward for completing missions
  2. Receive blueprints from your MLB Ballpark Empire-playing Facebook friends as a gift

 

How do I build a concession stand?

  1. Click on the Build icon, and the build menu will open.
  2. Click on the Concessions icon, and the concession menu will open
  3. Choose the concession stand you would like to build.
  4. When a stand is selected, the build menu closes, and the part ¨sticks¨ to the cursor. Grids appear on the ground within the concession concourse to show you where you can place the stand.
  5. Click again to start the building process. Once in position, coins are deducted and construction begins! When applicable, the time remaining is shown in the tooltip that appears when moving the mouse over the part.
  6. If you click before the timer is complete, a pop-up will appear, providing the option to skip the build time using MLBucks.
  7. When ready, clicking the part will complete the construction.
  8. Done! Enjoy selling concessions, and don’t forget to restock!

 

How do I sell concessions?

  1. While you are playing a baseball game, bubbles representing available concession types will appear above the crowd. Click on the icon to fill an order for concession.
  2. Once the concession has been sold, you can move your cursor over the coins and fandom that come out of the bubble (but don’t worry, you collect the coins and fandom automatically if you don’t want to manually collect them).
  3. Try to keep up with demand – if you don’t click a concession bubble, your fans won’t be happy and you won’t make as much money.

Note: If you do not have enough of the concession in stock, you will not be able to receive concession revenue for that concession.

 

How do I restock a concession stand?

  1. Click on the Concourse icon to see your concession stands.
  2. Click on the stand you would like to restock to see your options. Click on ‘’Restock’’ to restock your concessions. Clicking Upgrade restocks your stand while upgrading it (giving it more expensive food and a larger capacity).
  3. Return to the game by clicking on the Concourse icon.

 

How do I play a baseball game?

 

  1. Click the Playball icon on the upper-right corner of the screen.
  2. Choose a team to play against based on their team ranking
  3. Choose how much money to charge your fans for tickets.
  4. Playball!

 

How do I make money?

  1. Playing ballgames makes you money from:
    1. Ticket Sales
    2. Concession Sales
    3. Sponsor Deals
  2. As a reward for completing missions

Note: You can also sell pieces of your stadium (but you may lose seats for your fans, depending on which piece you sell)


How do I get MLBucks?

  1. Win MLBucks as a reward for completing missions
  2. Buy MLBucks

 

How do I buy MLBucks?

  1. To buy MLBucks, click on the ‘’+’’ sign next to the MLBucks symbol (it looks like a stack of coins) at the top of the game screen.
  2. Choose how many MLBucks you would like to buy and click ‘’buy.’’
  3. Use Facebook credits, a credit card, or other Facebook-sanctioned method to buy MLBucks.
  4. Follow Facebook’s payment procedure.

 

How do I get fandom?

  1. Play a ballgame and set the ticket price low to bring in a big crowd. Attendees bring in fandom.
  2. Selling concessions brings in fandom.
  3. Win fandom as a reward for completing missions.


How do I get tickets?

  1. One ticket is refilled every 5 minutes.
  2. Win tickets as a reward for completing missions.
     

How do I get training blocks?

  1. Win training blocks as a reward for completing missions.
  2. Buy training blocks with MLBucks

 

How do I add skill points to my players?

  1. You must have training blocks or coins to add skill points to your players.
  2. Click on the ‘’Manage’’ icon.
  3. Click on the ‘’My Roster’’ icon.
  4. Click on the player whose skill points you would like to increase.
  5. Using training blocks or coins, add as many training blocks as you would like to your player.

How do I switch between the concession concourse and the main screen?

  1. Click the Councourse icon on the bottom-right side of your screen to go to the concessions concourse.
  2. Click the Coucourse icon again to return to the main screen.
  3. Note: You can switch between the main screen and the concessions concourse to restock your concessions with one click even while in Playball mode.

 

How do I re-sign current players or draft new players?

  1. Click on ‘’Manage.’’
  2. Click on ‘’My Roster’’ to see current players and those in need of new contracts or replacement.
  3. Click on the player whose contract has expired to see the options: "re-sign for [# of games]" or "Draft Centre."
  4. If you want to renew the contract, Clicking on on the icon under "re-sign for [# of games]" will pay for the player for the length of the contract.
  5. If you want a new player, click on the "Draft Centre" icon and choose a new player for your roster.
  6. Click the icon with the price on it under "signed forever" or "sign for [# of games]" to choose your new player.
  7. OR

    1. Click on ‘’Manage.’’
    2. Click on ‘’Draft Centre’’ to see players you would like to hire.
    3. Replace your expired player with a new one.

     

    How do I hire staff?

    1. Click on ‘’Manage’’
    2. Click on ‘’My Staff’’ to see current staff and empty positions
    3. Click on an occupied or empty staff position to be taken to the Recruiting Centre
    4. Navigate between positions using the round icons at the bottom of the Recruiting Centre window.
    5. After choosing your new staff person, click the icon under ‘’Hire for’’ to hire them, as long as you can afford the price.

    OR

    1. Click on ‘’Manage.’’
    2. Click on ‘’Recruiting Centre’’ to see hiring options for each position.
    3. Navigate between positions using the round icons at the bottom of the Recruiting Centre window.
    4. After choosing your new staff person, click the icon under ‘’Hire for’’ to hire them, as long as you can afford the price.