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$40 date: Take Me Out to The Ballgame

It's baseball season and the weather is beautiful, so over the weekend the bf and I enjoyed a game at Autozone Park. 

To make this date affordable we purchased tickets on the bluff, aka a grassy hill beyond 3rd base. You're allowed to bring blankets and cushions but not folding chairs. Here's The view from the bluff: 

I should mention that the bluff isn't really a "romantic" place to sit as there are tons of kids running around. But the parents are good about watching their kids and everyone gets along well. If its not your thing the cheapest seats are $11 pre sale and $13 at the door. 

After a few innings we decided to get some food. It's definitely a Memphis thing but I just feel a kind of obligation to get BBQ nachos at a sporting event, so that's what we got. However there's plenty of food options - burgers, hotdogs, pizza, deli sandwiches, catfish, and all the typical snack foods. We also split a soda, which unlike the forum is not refillable : (. Here's a little tip for you - ask for no ice; soda comes out of the tap cool and you will get twice as much without the pesky ice taking up the room. Non refillable beverage aside, the concession prices aren't terrible. 

The goods: 

We decided to eat at the picnic tables since BBQ nachos can be a little messy. Picnic tables are near the kiddie area next to the bluff or in the outfield seating way beyond first base. 

Tummys satisfied we headed back to our blanket spot to watch the game some more. Personally, I do find baseball a little boring, I cannot sit through 9 innings w8ithout a few breaks. But it seems to be a sport where crowd chatting is a-ok. And Autozone park in a nice facility so it's cool to just walk around when you need a little break. 


Sadly the redbirds lost the game. Oh well! We still had fun. As soon as the game ended the field was set up for the aftergame fireworks. While the field was set up there was a drum line to entertain the crowd, they were great and I appreciate the distraction. Then it was time for the finale. The fireworks were great! 

In honor of the 15th anniversary there will be fireworks at every Saturday home game. Here's the schedule: 

After fireworks there was a band playing in the main area by the entrance. Sadly we has gone out a side gate and were not permitted back in to watch. I understand that may be the policy but the security guard was kind of a jerk about it. Overall though we had a nice time. 

If you really want to save money, on Tuesdays, popcorn, sodas and hot dogs are $2 

Total for this date: 
Two bluff tickets $12(if purchased in advance) 
Two BBQ nachos $19.50
One large soda $5.25 

$4.25 to save 


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