Capital City Stadium

Blowfish combine family fun, baseball in Columbia

May 29, 2014 

Blowie, the Columbia Blowfish mascot, runs the bases last year at Capital City Stadium.

FILE PHOTOGRAPH — The State Buy Photo

Come out and see the Columbia Blowfish play ball! (You can bring your dog!)

For their last season in Columbia’s historic Capital City Stadium, the Columbia Blowfish have a summer’s worth of baseball and fun packed into a two-month season. Here’s what you can expect.

1. Fireworks! Every home game played on Friday and Saturday nights will end with a full-on fireworks show.

2. More food choices. Bryan’s hot dogs won a recent local taste test “by a landslide” reports Blowfish general manager Kelly Evans and will be the new hot dog sold at the stadium; cotton candy and Italian ice also will be on the roster.

3. A dog-friendly stadium – as long as you bring a leashed, friendly dog and clean up after him or her.

4. Theme nights. Thursday, May 30 will be “Frozen” night; expect music from the soundtrack, a performance by Princess Anna and a Best Dressed contest for all the little Princess Annas in the audience.

5. Great baseball. The Blowfish are part of the Collegiate Summer League, meaning they’re college players willing to give up their summers to ride a bus and play baseball with a wooden bat. “Experience with a wooden bat prepares these players for the next stage of their careers,” Evans says.

6. The last season at Capital City Stadium. Really. No official word yet, but it looks like the team will be heading to Lexington for the 2015 season.

For a full schedule, or to reserve tickets, visit blowfishbaseball.com. The May 30 game against the Fayetteville Swampdogs begins at 7:05 pm. General admission tickets are $6; reserved seats $7. Parking is $3.00 per car.

Katie McElveen, Special to The State

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