This summer, the Tri-City Chili Peppers’ membership packages and single-game tickets offer fans the opportunity to attend the most affordable game in town.
The Chili Peppers offer a variety of membership packages to bring the ultimate fan out to Shepard Stadium. Packages include season tickets, 12 games, six games, four games (Firework nights), and an opening weekend package. The three largest packages come down to under $16 a ticket and all membership packages apart from opening weekend include reserved seating and all-you-can-eat food from Blaze’s Kitchen.
“You can get all you can eat and a baseball game for under $16, and that’s something that’s going to be hard to find,” said Chris Martin, the Tri-City Chili Peppers’ team owner. “It’s the most affordable game in town.” Only those with membership packages and group outings are eligible to receive all-you-can-eat tickets.
There’s a membership package for everyone. Even if you can’t make it out to every game this season, the six-ticket package includes tickets to six of the most popular themed games, including Beach n’ Baseball and Healthcare Heroes. The four ticket “fireworks” package provides fans with tickets to the four home games that are concluded with fireworks shows.
Fans who get opening weekend tickets will also get access to Fan Fest , where they can enjoy corn hole, a home-run derby, an all-you-can-eat pancake brunch, and exclusive access to players and coaches. If opening weekend turns them into life-long Chili Peppers fans, like it did for Travis Long, they can invest in a larger membership package.
Long and his wife purchased a six-ticket membership package last season after hearing about the new Chili Peppers team through social media. When they attended the opening-night game, they had a positive interaction with a concession’s worker who, unbeknownst to them, had a deeper connection with the team.
“She was helping the concession station,” Long said. “Later that night, she walked by, and I was saying thank you for working so hard. That's when I found out she was the owner's wife.”
This concession worker was actually Martin’s wife Heather, who was helping in any way she could in the ballpark. Her efforts and the overall culture of the team had a positive impact on the Longs, who attended the five other games in their membership package last season and renewed their package for the 2022 season. With a membership for the second consecutive season, the Longs have become a part of the Chili Pepper community.
“People in the area surrounding Colonial Heights gain that community by having something fun,” Long said. “You don't have to be a die-hard baseball fan to enjoy the game.”
Butch Taylor was the first person to purchase season tickets for the Chili Peppers’ 2021 inaugural season and went to all but three home games. He and his wife quickly became acquainted with Shepherd Stadium and the devoted college players who played there last summer. They invited a variety of their friends to games, and Taylor even purchased 40 tickets to Classic Car night for his employees and their families to experience a Chili Peppers game. The Taylors have also renewed their membership package for the 2022 season.
“It’s some of the best baseball I’ve ever seen,” Taylor said. “The show they put on is phenomenal. The way they interact with the crowd is at a Triple-A level, not just a local level. They just do a fantastic job of keeping people entertained. It’s a phenomenal time, which is why I got four more tickets this year.”
Taylor said that Martin and his team run a class-act baseball stadium, and that the city and surrounding area should be extremely proud to have such a well-run baseball program.
Fans who want to see what the Chili Peppers are about but may not be available for opening weekend can purchase single tickets to any home game at Shepard Stadium for $10 a ticket. If they’re anything like Long or Taylor, one game won’t be nearly enough.
With less than a month until opening night, time is ticking on your chance to buy tickets in time to see the Chili Peppers on opening weekend, and only a certain number of membership packages will be sold. Invest in a membership package or single-game tickets now to assure you get the chance to show out to Shepherd Stadium to support the Chili Peppers and enjoy an all-you-can-eat meal at the most affordable game in the Tri-City area.
Purchase tickets and membership packages here: https://chilipeppersbaseball.com/tickets/