A Night At The Wahoos: Baseball Team Lists Entire Stadium For Rent
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
With the start of the baseball season delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, a Florida baseball team has opened up its oceanfront stadium as an accommodation option onAirbnb.
Up to 10 guests can share the Pensacola Blue Wahoos' quarters for US$1,500 per night. Now that's a grand slam.
The Wahoos' listing says it is the first time that a professional baseball stadium has been made available to rent on the platform -- "giving fans the most intimate, behind-the-scenes ballpark experience in history."
Pitching the accommodation as "the ultimate baseball experience," it guests will have full access to the clubhouse, a batting cage and the field itself, with a full batting practice setup included.
"Want to hit with your friends in our batting cage? Be our guest! Want to play catch on the field at 11:30 PM? Be our guest! ... Want to enjoy breakfast at home plate? Be our guest," the listing reads.
"Guests are welcome to hit from home plate, play catch in the outfield, run the bases, enjoy a picnic in the outfield, or find other creative uses for the field."
They will also have entry to the batting tunnel, "allowing them to hit just like the players do," the listing reads.
It says a Blue Wahoos representative will give guests a full tour of the premises on arrival, and a staff member will be at the ballpark throughout to provide security and answer questions.
"Whether you'd like to host an unforgettable overnight trip with your youth league team ... or spend your bachelor party living your sports dream, Blue Wahoos Stadium is the ultimate rental," the listing reads.
Anna Kroupina Journalist
Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.