Savannah Bananas send out bittersweet breakup note to some fans about Sugar Land tickets

Email sent to fans says ‘Don’t take it personally. You’re still a really, REALLY cool person.’

The Savannah Bananas team lines up along the first base line to perform a kick-line dance before a Coastal Plain League baseball game against the Florence Flamingos, Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in Savannah, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton) (Stephen B. Morton, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

HOUSTON – The Savannah Bananas are trying to let hopeful fans down easy on Friday.

There’s bad news for some -- No. 1 - the presale is not happening because they received so many requests and it morphed into a lottery. No. 2. You didn’t get the chance to buy tickets.

Here’s the heartbreaking, but sweet breakup message some received Friday morning:

Hey (Fan’s name here)!

Due to demand for Savannah Bananas tickets in Sugar Land, we stopped taking submissions to the Pre Sale List on Dec. 6. We introduced the Ticket Lottery, in which all Pre Sale List entries (including yours) were put into a pot, and a lucky few would be selected and be offered the opportunity to purchase tickets.

Well, (fan’s name here)... There’s no easy way to say this...

Your name was not one of the ones drawn to grab Bananas tickets.

Don’t take it personally. You’re still a really, REALLY cool person.

Tell you what... This isn’t a break up. This isn’t a good-bye. After all... We still have feelings for you 💛

No need to sugar coat it - there were WAY more people on the Pre Sale List than tickets available. We were hoping to see your name on the lucky list of randomly selected folks, but it just wasn’t in the cards right now.

We’ve got your information. You’ve been placed on the Waiting List. If by some miracle... more tickets come available for the Bananas games in Sugar Land in March 2023, we’ll holler and let you know if you’ll have a crack at those.

You may see tickets available on third-party ticketing sites for prices much higher than the $25 face value. We do not have control over those listings or those prices.

We actively identify and cancel tickets which are associated with distribution on third-party sites. Those guys are booger eaters. Only tickets purchased directly from GoBananas.FansFirstTickets.com are valid.

xoxo

Disco Team

Savannah Bananas

In October, the team announced that Constellation Field would host the Savannah Bananas on Friday, March 17. There will now be exhibition games on Thursday, March 16, and Saturday, March 18.

A screenshot of a Savannah Bananas email received on Jan. 13, 2023. (Savannah Bananas)

Did you get this message? What did you think? And if you didn’t and you made it through, let us know what you thought about the ticket-buying process.

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