After a successful inaugural season, the Rocket City Trash Pandas have reported the City of Madison will receive over $1.2 million in revenue for the 2021 season. City Council heard from Ballcorps General Manager, Garrett Fahrmann, at the March 28th meeting. Fahrmann listed the revenue to the City totaled $1,246,877.48.
"We are so proud of the Trash Panda team for thriving during the pandemic, and solidifying economic growth in our area," says Mayor Paul Finley. "While 2021 was a huge success, we can't wait for a full 2022 season at Toyota Field!"
With only 48 home games in 2021 due to the pandemic, the Trash Panda team still broke records and led Double-A attendance while ranking Top 10 in all of Minor League Baseball. Toyota Field hosted full crowds with nearly 275,000 fans attending games throughout the season. The 2022 season will host 69 home games, with the Home Opener scheduled for April 12th against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos.
The City contracted Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors to conduct a detailed review of the revenues reported to the City for the year. The firm confirmed the accuracy of BallCorps’ report to the City in a report that is attached to this press release.
Fahrmann thanked the community at the City Council meeting noting, "Because of your support, we have embarked on an unforgettable journey! It has been our joy to unite our communities and create lasting memories one experience at a time."
More information for Toyota Field and tickets to Rocket City Trash Panda games can be found at www.milb.com/rocket-city.
Ballcorps presentation to Council on 3/28/22
Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors Financial Review