Savannah Bananas World Tour coming to Rickwood Field in April 2022

Photo via Savannah Bananas Facebook page

The Savannah Bananas — a team called the  “The Greatest Show in Baseball” by ESPN — will be playing at Historic Rickwood Field on April 16, 2022. 

Birmingham was one of seven locations chosen for the Savannah Bananas World Tour. 

Savannah Bananas World Tour

Established in 2016, when not on tour, the Bananas play their home games in front of a sold out, 4,000 person crowd at Grayson Stadium in Savannah, Georgia. Games at the historic ballpark have been sold out for five straight years and fans join a 10,000 person waiting list with the hopes of securing tickets.

What to Expect

Rickwood Field
Birmingham’s Rickwood Field from the journalist’s lookout. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

In addition to a fun-loving roster of baseball players, expect dancers, performers, mascots and musicians. There will also be a few “Banana Ball rules for this game. They include:

  • No bunting
  • No walks
  • Two-hour time limit
  • Fans catching foul balls for outs
  • Batters stealing first base
  • One-on-one tiebreaker showdown at the end of the game

The Opponent… Party Animals 

According to the Bananas their rival will be the Party Animals. Rosters for both teams are filled by independent players who have been scouted, tried out, and signed contracts for the 2022 Banana Ball World Tour

Tickets Go On Sale in February – Priority List

In 2021, the Bananas took their tour to Mobile selling out two dates in March at  Hank Aaron Stadium —ALL 7000+ seats.

Expect tixs to go fast at Rickwood which go on sale in February. Bananas fans can sign on to a priority list to have access to tickets before the public sale. Here are the details.

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Pat Byington
Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.
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