The minor-league baseball season is in jeopardy of not being played due to the coronavirus pandemic, but at least one team is finding a creative way to keep its stadium in use and make some money in the process.
The Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the Double-A affiliate for the Minnesota Twins, have listed their stadium on Airbnb.
The going price of $ 1,500 (U.S.) per night plus fees gives up to 10 guests “full access to the newly renovated and fully furnished clubhouse, a large bedroom with 10 beds, the batting cage and the field itself,” according to the listing.
“Whether you’d like to host an unforgettable overnight trip with your youth-league team, throw an unbeatable birthday bash, stage a corporate retreat that will make you an office hero or spend your bachelor party living your sports dream, Blue Wahoos Stadium is the ultimate rental,” the listing reads.
Blue Wahoos Stadium this weekend also hosted a disc-golf tournament organized by professional golfer Bubba Watson and held a local baseball tournament.
The status of the 2020 minor-league baseball season is still up in the air, but the outlook is grim. Baseball America’s J.J. Cooper reported the minor-league season will likely be cancelled shortly after Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association agree to a deal on the 2020 MLB season. Discussions between the league and the players association are ongoing.