With little prospect of much baseball being played in their stadium for some time, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos are looking at alternative ways of raising revenue.
The team, the Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, has listed Blue Wahoos Stadium in Pensacola, Florida, on Airbnb.
It is the first time that a baseball stadium has been made available for rental on the holiday lettings service. And the stadium has already been booked out until July.
For $1,500 per night (plus fees), up to 10 guests are granted access to the stadium, which includes use of the team’s clubhouse, batting cage and field, along with a batting practice setup. The listing states:
Guests are welcome to hit from home plate, play catch in the outfield, run the bases, enjoy a picnic in the outfield, or find other creative uses for the field!
The bedroom next to the clubhouse sleeps 10, and a staff member will stay on site for security and to answer questions.
The team said on a Facebook post that it was waiting to hear more on the schedule for the 2020 season from league officials before opening more dates for vacation rentals between July and October.
The Airbnb offer is one of several alternative uses for the stadium amid the ongoing pause to the major and minor league baseball seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The baseball field is offered on weekends as a nine-hole disc golf course designed by team co-owner and professional golfer Bubba Watson, and a movie and fireworks night is scheduled for the end of the month.