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On deck: Tide to play MTSU at Toyota Field

MADISON – The Crimson Tide is rolling into Toyota Field.

The home of the Rocket City Trash Pandas will host Alabama taking on Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders on March 28. The matchup marks the first journey to Madison for the Alabama baseball team and will be the third SEC baseball game in Toyota Field history, with the first two being hosted by Auburn.

“We are so excited to play at Toyota Field, home of the Rocket City Trash Pandas,” Alabama Head Coach Brad Bohannon said. “There are a ton of Alabama fans in the northern part of the state, and this will provide them with an opportunity to see Alabama Baseball up close without having to make the drive to Tuscaloosa.

“We can’t wait to come play in a great venue in front of a huge Alabama crowd.”

Starting today, Trash Pandas season ticket holders will have the first priority to purchase their own seats for the game.

On Jan. 20, Alabama season ticket holders can purchase tickets.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public 9 a.m. Jan. 27. Fans interested in a general public pre-sale opportunity can fill out a form to receive early access to purchase tickets at trashpandasbaseball.com/rolltide.

First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. with all gates at Toyota Field opening at 4:30 p.m.

Parking is available through Clutch! for $6.75 in advance starting Jan. 27. Parking increases to $10 on the day of the game and is available upon entry to the Toyota Field parking lot.

All concessions at Toyota Field will be open for the game and alcohol will be available for purchase. The game will feature contests and promotions between innings in typical Trash Pandas style.

Toyota Field is a cashless venue and a clear-bag policy will in effect. Full game information will also be available at trashpandasbaseball.com/rolltide.

The game will mark the first time Tide baseball team has played in North Alabama since May 12, 2015, when they defeated Mercer 5-3 at Joe Davis Stadium in Huntsville.

Alabama played in Huntsville for the first time at Joe Davis Stadium in 1985 and did so every year from 1985-95, except for 1991. Over 12 games at Joe Davis Stadium, the Tide has posted a 7-5 record, mainly against rival Auburn.

Alabama was 31-27 in 2022 and 22-11 at home; Bama will be the designated home team at Toyota Field. The current squad features Madison native and Bob Jones High School graduate Caden Rose, an infielder who led the team with a .326 batting average in 2022.

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