Although Old Man Winter has made his presence known over the past few weeks, there is a light at the end of the tunnel: pitchers and catchers have reported for Spring Training, which means baseball is right around the corner. The residents of the city of Bowling Green, Kentucky and the surrounding area have the opportunity to spend another summer at Bowling Green Park as they root for the Hot Rods.
The Hot Rods are a part of the Midwest League and a farm team for the Tampa Bay Rays. They are a Class A organization, so fans can see what the Majors will look like a few years into the future. Stars like Granden Goetzman, Willy Adames, and Johnny Field will lead the team to another successful season in 2015, and David Stewart couldn’t be more excited. He has been a big fan of the team since it moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky in 2009.
Here are three reasons why you should come to a Bowling Green game this summer:
Affordability: The Hot Rods offer a number of affordable ticket packages for families. Full season tickets start at $495, and there are a number of group plans as well. Even if you’re looking for a single ticket on the day of the game, it’s very affordable when you compare it to a major league game or a number of other activities. And we won’t even discuss how much cheaper the concessions are.
Kid-Friendly: With Ballpark Birthday parties, a wide number of giveaways and promotions, and the JR Mechanic Club, the Hot Rods are a baseball organization that caters to their youngest fans. When you bring your kids to a Hot Rods game, you can rest assured that they’ll have a great time.
Proximity: Let’s face it. In order to attend a MLB game, you’re going to have to go a pretty far distance. According to our calculations, the closest MLB team to Bowling Green, Kentucky is the St. Louis Cardinals. Although the Cardinals are certainly a draw and a trip to Busch Stadium is a MUST for all baseball fans, it’s still four hours away. The Hot Rods are a much closer way to enjoy a high level of baseball and still be home at a reasonable time.
Spring will be here soon. The first Hot Rods regular season will take place on April 18th.