Extra Innings gives you exclusive behind-the-scenes looks and commentary on MarketScale’s Welcome to the Show, a reality television series that follows the Savannah Bananas, the collegiate summer league baseball team that is changing the sport with their brand of Fan-First Entertainment.

On this episode, we chat with Jared Orton, President of the Savannah Bananas. We get to hear from one of the head-honchos at the Banana’s about their thoughts on Welcome to the Show and the reception it got locally. More importantly, we check up on what the Banana’s are up to during the off-season, and how they play the challenging game of keeping fans engaged when there’s no baseball on the field.

Orton explains the fan-first social media strategies and event planning the team pulls off during the off-season, including their renowned Field of Food Trucks, and how it all ties into their overall message of community. Playing on that food & beverage note, we also get insight on the financial stability of their all-you-can-eat concessions, and how important the food & beverage experience is to maintaining the Banana’s brand and fan-first repertoire.

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On opening day, the Savannah Bananas’ front office staff is running out of time. More than 4,000 fans stand outside the gates hours before first pitch. The supporters have high expectations not only for the team, but the entertainment production that has been promised to them. The Bananas welcome their in-state rival, the Macon Bacon, to Grayson Stadium for the first game of the 2018 season and energy at the park is high among spectators, players and staffers.

 

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Opening Day has not come for the Savannah Bananas quite yet, but for the front office and staff, the season has already begun. Just minutes before gates open for Fan Fest, the first major event of the year, questions remain to be answered.

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Owner Jesse Cole is making people fall in love with the game of baseball again one inning at a time with promotions not found anywhere else in the sport, delivering one sell-out after another. Summer nights at the Bananas’ Grayson Stadium are nothing short of magical, with the perfect fusion of good college baseball, and unmatched ‘fans first’ experiences.

 

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