PRESS RELEASE – The Mobile BayBears and Pensacola Blue Wahoos are proud to announce their rivalry in the inaugural “Bay to Bay Series.” Fans can expect several rivalry themed events at both ballparks this year, including BayBears fans versus Blue Wahoos fans in-game contests, promotions and series leader boards.
The Bay-to-Bay Series is the very first joint-sponsored, event-based rivalry program in Minor League Baseball. Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile and Maritime Park in Pensacola are just one hour a part from each other.
The Bay-to-Bay Series begins Tuesday, April 10th as Pensacola travels to Mobile to face the BayBears at 7:05 p.m., in the home opener for the defending Southern League Champions. The BayBears and Blue Wahoos will square off in a five-game series from April 10-14 as they play the first of 22 games against each other this season. Tickets can be purchased at the Hank Aaron Stadium box office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday or online at www.mobilebaybears.com.
Several bus trips are also planned for the two Gulf Coast teams’ fans.
The “Bay to Bay Series” name and brand were brought to life at Brandiose in San Diego, where they make teams famous by celebrating their brand stories. Partners Jason Klein and Casey White dreamed up the logos and uniforms for the BayBears, Blue Wahoos and the Blue Wahoos’ Major League affiliate, the Cincinnati Reds.
“The Gulf Coast is no stranger to heated hometown rivalries,” explained Brandiose’s Jason Klein. “In Mobile, it’s the pride, heritage and rich history of more than 100 years of baseball. Cross the state line you’re facing a brand new team with hometown fans with a baseball rich tradition as well. The Bay-to-Bay Series is going to be an exciting feud!”
The Bay to Bay Series kicks off Tuesday, April 10 at 7:05 p.m. when the Blue Wahoos cross the state line to take on the rival BayBears at Hank Aaron Stadium. For season tickets visit MobileBayBears.com or BlueWahoos.com.