JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It’s almost time to go BANANAS.
The Savannah Bananas are in Jacksonville, this weekend, playing two rounds of its viral brand of Banana Ball.
If you got a ticket to the sold-out games, here’s what you need to know.
You can park in Lots P and J — right next to 121 Financial Ballpark. You can see where those lots are with the Bananas logo in the photo above.
Plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time to navigate downtown traffic and find a spot.
Only tickets purchased through the Savannah Bananas website will be valid for the game. Those tickets are general admission, meaning you won’t have an assigned seat in the ballpark. Arrive early to get a good spot.
Gates open on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Saturday’s round of Banana Ball begins at 7 p.m., and Sunday’s round begins at 1 p.m.
You cannot bring any chairs into the ballpark. You can bring bags, but your bag will be searched before entering.
Once you’re inside the ballpark, that’s when the fun begins. The Bananas will be selling merchandise along the concourse. The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp will also have its souvenir store open during the game.
If you aren’t quite familiar with Banana Ball yet, it’s a high-energy, entertaining mix between baseball and theatrics. Players will dance, do tricks and interact with the fans like you’ve never seen before. We traveled to Savannah over the summer to learn more about the franchise.
And if you didn’t get tickets, you’ll still be able to enjoy the Bananas in the River City. The team will sell its merchandise outside the ballpark on Saturday and Sunday. The Bananas will also livestream both games on their YouTube page.