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Five Faves: Best things about Carolina Mudcats

Posted July 14, 2014

Photo by: K.Heath. We love Muddy the Mudcat!!!!

— The crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd and the smell of popcorn can be found at any baseball park. Five County Stadium, home of the Carolina Mudcats, is not just any baseball park.

Here are five reasons you need to take the trip to Zebulon to see the Mudcats play:

Prices – The ticket prices for the Mudcats are affordable - $7 to $15.

Mascots – The Durham Bulls have Wool E. Bull, the Carolina Panthers have Sir Purr and the Charlotte Hornets have Hugo the Hornet. Muddy the Mudcat is the star for the Mudcats between innings whether he is running in the Muddy Dash or riding around on his four-wheeler to shoot t-shirts into the crowd.

Chicken tenders – Hot dogs might be the star of ballpark food around the country, but the chicken tenders are the star at Five County Stadium concession stands. Perfectly crispy, the tenders come with French fries and are one of the most popular buys at the park.

Promotions – The Mudcats have many promotions throughout the season, like Luau Night, free tote bag giveaways and their annual Shirts off our Backs night where players have their jerseys given away on the final night of the season. The team also has weekly promotions like Dollar Dog Night on Tuesdays, Thirsty Thursdays and Fireworks Fridays.

Seeing the Star of Tomorrow – What if you could see the next Major League stars before they get there? The Carolina Mudcats give everyone the opportunity to see the next Derek Jeters and Chipper Jones’ before they get to the big leagues.


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  • rcsser Jul 15, 2014

    Lot of fun.. love the mudcats!

  • busyb97 Jul 14, 2014

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    Agreed, but definitely alot EASIER getting into...no parking garages to deal with.

  • Knightwolf Jul 14, 2014

    ooops, that's Carlos Rodon

  • Knightwolf Jul 14, 2014

    The Cleveland Indians organization has THREE levels of baseball BELOW the Mudcats. Carlos Rodan recetely received a $6+ million signing bonus and will soon be playing in the Southern League for the Winston Salem Dash.

  • same ole story Jul 14, 2014

    These are 5 good things but for my money I want to see some GOOD baseball. This is single "A" it's like watching high school ball or legion baseball. It's OK but something is still missing.

  • coachkayhasmrsa Jul 14, 2014

    you don't have to risk your life going to durham to watch baseball.

  • Itsmyopinion67 Jul 14, 2014

    Love watching baseball out there!

  • Knightwolf Jul 14, 2014

    another fave = cold beer!