The 2023 Banana Ball World Tour has made its way to the Houston area this week. From March 16 – 18, the Savannah Bananas and their “World Famous Baseball Circus” will see head-to-head matchups against the Party Animals at Constellation Field.
As featured on ESPN, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Sports Illustrated, and ESPN+ – the latter streaming the Bananas’ 2022 World Tour documentary series ‘Bananaland’, the Savannah Bananas are a baseball entertainment show.
Originally, the team scheduled a single game – that was until they saw what overwhelming demand there was in Texas. While their first and second game have been sold out, there’s still availability for Saturday night’s game – at least at the time of publishing this article.
Limited available tickets for Saturday’s game (March 18) – if you’re willing to shell out the big bucks. General admittance for the game is presently priced at $234 each on Vivid Seats.
Akin to the Harlem Globetrotters, the Savannah Bananas compete in high level baseball matches while embellishing their play with a circus-style presentation. Unlike typical baseball, their games are played by the rules of “banana ball”, which lend a faster pace. For instance, no bunting, nor walks are allowed. If a fan were to catch a foul ball, it would count as an out for the defense.
“The Savannah Bananas have established themselves as a premiere baseball entertainment product and it’s been exciting to watch their progress over the years,” said Space Cowboys General Manager Tyler Stamm. “We’re thrilled to provide our Space Cowboys fans, along with the Greater Houston community a chance to see this one-of-a-kind show.”
Presently, the group is on the road for their 2023 Banana Ball World Tour.
On March 16, the tour arrived at Sugar Land’s Constellation Field, which concluded in a loss for the Bananas in front of a sold out crowd:
“Taking the Bananas to Texas has been something we’ve heard constantly from our fans over the years,” Jesse Cole, Savannah Bananas Owner, said. “We are fired up to bring an unforgettable show to Sugar Land this spring.”
“I wish I could build a ballpark and bring you guys all there, and we could all have fun together. But that’s just not the reality of what’s going on here. But thank you to those fans – thank you for wanting to be a part of this. I hope that in the future, we can get you to a game, and we can get you in the doors. Please watch us online, watch the streams and engage with us on social media.”