Baseball was invented during the Civil War so that soldiers could take their minds off the conflict by riding to a nearby game and seeing whether they could eat more peanuts than their horse. Celebrate an old summer tradition with this GrouponLive deal to see the Stockton Ports at Banner Island Ballpark. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get two MVP tickets, marked in red on the seating chart, for a home game in April or May (a $24 value).
- For $24, you get four MVP tickets for a home game in April or May (a $48 value).
Click here to see the schedule of home games.
As a wooden bat crashes into a fastball, a crowd of 5,200 stands up and cheers, and a smiling mascot with electric-red fur dances in celebration. The 7-foot mascot, Splash, dates back to 2005, joining the Stockton Ports the same year the Class A minor-league team began playing home games at Banner Island Ballpark. The Ports kept their stride as they entered the new stadium, making the playoffs in three seasons and winning the California League Championship for the 11th time in the club's more than 70-year history. As a minor-league affiliate of MLB's Oakland Athletics, the venerable team draws crowds of its own devotees as well as baseball lovers eager to scout out the next rising star. The stadium, which was named an official Stockton historical site in 2008, blends old-fashioned baseball ambience with state-of-the-art amenities.