Savannah Bananas bring their viral ‘Banana Ball’ to Upstate NY, tickets on sale soon

Savannah Bananas

KANSAS CITY, KS - MAY 06: Savannah Banana Malachi Mitchell (2) flips in the air as the team cheers before the start of a banana ball game against the Kansas City Monarchs at Legends Field on Friday, May 6, 2022 in Kansas City, KS. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)Los Angeles Times via Getty Imag


The hottest ticket this year, aside from Taylor Swift’s “Eras Tour,” could be the chance to get wild with the Savannah Bananas on their “world tour” stops in Upstate New York. And your chance to buy your admission is coming soon.

The Banana Ball players will make their final tour stops on Sept. 14 at NBT Stadium in Syracuse and on Sept. 16 at Double Day Field in Cooperstown.

The presale has come and gone and other reports have said the 2023 world tour is sold out, but the Bananas’ website reads that if there are any tickets left for their games they will go on sale approximately two months before a selected city’s game day.

That means for Syracuse, it would happen on July 14 and Cooperstown, on July 16.

For those unfamiliar with the screaming yellow-clad team, the Savanah Bananas don’t play your average baseball game. They bring a Harlem Globetrotter like flair to America’s favorite past time playing by Banana Ball rules, lots of crowd participation and often viral dance breaks shared on social media. They are a self-described “World Famous Baseball Circus.”

Recently, Sports Illustrated reported that Banana Ball rule #8 — if a fan catches a foul ball, it’s an out — brought the game to an end with the Savannah Bananas victories and the lucky attendee got to come on the field and celebrate with the team.

These aren’t paid actors pretending to be baseball players, the Bananas’ roster includes former college and pro standouts and some former Major League Baseball players joining the fun. Catch up on the story behind the Savannah Bananas in their own ESPN+ documentary series called “Bananaland.”

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