MADISON, Alabama - The Rocket City Trash Pandas today announced that the team surpassed the $2 million mark in merchandise sales this past Friday, December 21 - in just over 13 months.
The team began selling official licensed merchandise October 27, 2018 following their logo reveal at Dublin Park in Madison and, since then, has sold merchandise inthe Trash Pandas Emporium at Bridge Street Town Centre in Huntsville.
The team's original store proved too small to handle the crowds, so the Trash Pandas moved into double the space in their current location, at the foot of the bridge June 29.
Through December 22, the organization sold $2,031,660.25 in licensed Trash Pandas merchandise, including $492,157.14 (24%) in online sales; and, $1,5439,503.11 (76%) at the Bridge Street location.
"This surpasses even our wildest expectations," said Trash Pandas President and CEO Ralph Nelson. "We are grateful to our fans throughout North Alabama and the entire Tennessee Valley, as well as those around the world, for support that is simply unprecedented in Minor League Baseball. As I've said repeatedly, I do not believe any fan base has ever embraced a new team like ours has."
"We are truly humbled by this ... and it is only the beginning," Nelson continued.
The Emporium at Bridge Street is the only location in North Alabama to purchase official Trash Pandas merchandise, season tickets and mini-plans. Merchandise is also available in the online store: https://trashpandas.milbstore.com/.
The Trash Pandas make their Toyota Field debut April 15, 2020 against the Mississippi Braves. For team information, visit trashpandasbaseball.com.
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