Rocket City Trash Pandas Announce Inaugural Season Schedule and Logos

Minor League Baseball Returns to the Tennessee Valley April 15, 2020 versus the Atlanta Braves' Double-A Affiliate

By Rocket City Trash Pandas | August 1, 2019 10:58 AM

MADISON, Alabama - AUGUST 1, 2019 -- Minor League Baseball is coming back to North Alabama with a brand-new team in a brand-new stadium on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 6:35 p.m. when the Rocket City Trash Pandas play host to the Mississippi Braves.  

The Trash Pandas open the 2020 Southern League season on the road, April 9th in Birmingham.

The team also announced first pitch times for their full slate of Southern League games. The Inaugural Season schedule features 70 home games beginning Opening Day, April 15, and concluding Labor Day, Monday September 7, 2020. Generally, Monday through Thursday night games begin at 6:35 p.m., Friday night games begin at 7:05 p.m., and Saturday night games begin at 6:05 p.m. The schedule also includes early-season Sundays at 2:05 p.m. and summer Sundays at 5:05 p.m.  

"After so many fantastic events leading to actual baseball, from the naming contest, the logo and uniform reveals, season ticket holder parties, and the great days bonding with fans in our store, it is amazing to think we'll be playing ball in just over eight months," said Trash Pandas CEO, Ralph Nelson. "I've said it repeatedly: no community has ever embraced a team like North Alabama has the Trash Pandas. We cannot wait to show our fans what we have planned for them at the ballpark."

In addition to regular games, the 2020 schedule features the following special games:

  • ● April 29, 12:05 p.m. - Mid-Week Businessperson / Student Special vs. Montgomery Biscuits
  • ● May 24, 6:05 p.m. - Memorial Day Salute to the Military vs. Biloxi Shuckers  
  • ● July 3, 7:05 p.m. - Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza vs. Birmingham Barons
  • ● July 14, 12:05 p.m. - Mid-Week Businessperson / Student Special vs. Jackson General

A full promotional schedule will be announced in early 2020, including fireworks shows and giveaways on every homestand.  

Trash Pandas Inaugural Mission Patch and Inaugural Season Logo  

The Inaugural Mission patch will be worn on all player uniforms throughout 2020, as well as authentic jerseys purchased by the public. Both logos will be featured on merchandise and other ballpark items sold throughout the 2020 season.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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