The first Pit Spitters home game of the 2020 season was scheduled for Thursday, May 28. However, due to COVID-19, that has been postponed to a later date still to be determined. But that won’t stop us from celebrating virtually!
The fun starts at 11 a.m. when fans can stop by Turtle Creek Stadium in Traverse City for a drive-thru baseball lunch. For $7, get a proper stadium hot dog, a bag of Great Lakes Chips, a cookie and a Pepsi product. For an additional $5, fans can purchase a lunch for hospital staff at Munson Medical Center which will be delivered by the Pit Spitters the week of June 1. Moomers Handmade Ice Cream is also joining in on the fun, and they will be offering their specifically crafted Pit Spitters Swirl at their store that day.
Fans can also pre-order Pit Spitters merchandise for pick up. Half of all merchandise proceeds, through the end of the May, will be donated to the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation.
Then tune into the Pit Spitters Facebook page at 7 p.m. for the Virtual Opening Day celebration. Enjoy a virtual ring ceremony with members of the 2019 team, highlights from the 2019 championship game, chances to win replica championship rings, courtesy of 4Front Credit Union, all capped off by a virtual fireworks display presented by Pepsi along with a Bud Light Post-Game concert with the TC Knuckleheads.
Fans are asked to participate by submitting photos from their experiences at Pit Spitters games last season here.
“Coming off of our storybook inaugural season, we’re excited about opening Turtle Creek Stadium to fans and players whenever our traditional Opening Day will be,” says Pit Spitters Director of Sales Sam Connell. “Even though that won’t be May 28, we’re excited to provide a glimpse of baseball and a return to normalcy that we’re all working to achieve.”
Updates on the season and all other events held at Turtle Creek Stadium are posted on the Pit Spitters website and across social media channels. Individual game tickets are not currently on sale but will be made available to the public once a season start date has been determined.