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Blue Wahoos Join Black Friday Craze With Merchandise Deals, Ticket Specials

The Southern League championship trophy and championship apparel part of the Blue Wahoos Bait and Tackle Team Store that will have Black Friday sales through Nov. 28. (Bill Vilona)
November 24, 2022

The Blue Wahoos will be part of the Black Friday sales craze. With their Bait & Tackle team store restocked, a variety of apparel, hats and other merchandise will have discounts beginning Friday at 9 a.m. when the store opens. The shop is located on second level concourse at Blue

The Blue Wahoos will be part of the Black Friday sales craze.

With their Bait & Tackle team store restocked, a variety of apparel, hats and other merchandise will have discounts beginning Friday at 9 a.m. when the store opens. The shop is located on second level concourse at Blue Wahoos Stadium behind home plate. Access is provided through the main gate and the stairway to the concourse.

There will be 15-percent discount on items of $50 or more, a 20-percent discount on items of $75 or more and 25-percent off on items of $100 or more. The discounts will apply through Monday (Nov. 28) in the team store, as well as items purchases online on the team store website: www.bluewahoos.milbstore.com.

In-store hours through the holiday weekend will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We were able to restock a couple weeks ago with hoodies, pullovers and T-shirts and especially with new merchandise for kids and women’s merchandise,” said Lauren Scott, the Blue Wahoos merchandise and community relations manager, who took over the position in June. “The bigger order I got helped fill in some of the gaps we had.”

New women's apparel part of a restocked store at the Blue Wahoos Bait & Tackle Shop at the stadium. Black Friday sales will extend through Nov. 28. Bill Vilona

There are T-shirts available in different colors commemorating the Blue Wahoos 2022 Southern League championship. Also available is the Blue Wahoos new line of Marvel “Defenders of the Diamond” hats and online apparel that is not part of the Black Friday discount.

“All of the Marvel gear is excluded from sales, but we do have the hats in store and the shirts can be purchased online,” Scott said.

Like so much of the entire retail industry, the Blue Wahoos team store was affected all of the 2022 season by the supply-chain issues and back-order delays that caused depletions in merchandise.

“A lot of vendors needed to have a longer lead time before being able to ship products,” Scott said. “Even things like jerseys were taking three months to get. We did have one vendor who has been able to get things to us pretty quickly, say within two or three weeks, but a lot of the vendors have a deadline for 2023 products are like right now, so I have to place orders. But I do see things getting better.”

Scott said the ultra-popular ’47 Brand merchandise, which sells to all four of the major sports leagues – MLB, NFL, NHL and NBA – had a deadline early in 2022 for next year merchandise.

“I really foresee us being a fully stocked story by March,” she said. “It is just taking some time to get everything. I’ve been placing orders, so hopefully we’ll continue to get products shipped to us and stocked. We know people are interested in buying and hopefully we can have it available.”

In addition to merchandise, the Blue Wahoos are offering a Black Friday/Holiday Weekend ticket sale where a package of four vouchers for 2023 individual game tickets can be purchased for $60. The price is available until 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 28. It will guarantee four reserved seats for a game in 2023 and give people opportunity to get ahead of the individual game tickets options that begin March 1.