Babe Ruth was nicknamed "The Colossus of Trout" because his skills on the field derived from summers spent fishing the old-fashioned way––with a baseball bat and shallow water. Earn an epithet of your own with today's Groupon: for $6 you get two general-admission tickets to any Burlington Royals home game (up to a $12 value).
The Burlington Royals, the rookie-class affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, invite fans to take in a breezy summer’s day at the 3,500-seat Burlington Athletic Stadium. The Royals trade swings in the Appalachian League, competing against clubs that represent the Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, and Tampa Bay Rays while vying for a division title on the same fields where megastars such as Jim Thome and CC Sabathia earned their baseball stripes. An intimate view of the action invites fans to keep their eye on the ball while also admiring the scowls that future big-leaguers put on to intimidate the pitcher into stuffing the baseball in his mouth and rocking back and forth nervously.
The ball-walloping coliseum underwent reconstruction at its current site in 1958 and played a cameo role in the 1988 film Bull Durham. The kid-friendly confines feature roaming mascot Bingo, and promotional nights include postgame fireworks displays at the July 4 and July 16 contests against the Danville Braves.
1450 Graham St.
Burlington, North Carolina 27217