Welcome to Main St., Blowfish Baseball!
After ten years of operating and playing games in Columbia, Blowfish Baseball has a new home, and the club recently celebrated its Greater Lexington Chamber membership with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Now called the Lexington County Blowfish Baseball Club, the team is building a new stadium, which will be ready for Opening Day on May 27.
“Our new stadium is being built on Ball Park Road, and we felt that moving our headquarters to Lexington while the stadium was being built was the right move in regards to connecting with fans and businesses,” Blowfish General Manager Kelly Evans said.
The $3 million complex will include a 3,000-seat stadium with a clubhouse overlooking the first base line and an awning sheltering the seats behind home plate. The Blowfish currently have offices on Main Street in Lexington while the stadium is under construction, and the team will keep those open throughout the inaugural season, according to Evans.
The Blowfish don’t have a lot of employees, instead relying heavily on interns from the Sport and Entertainment Management Department at the University of South Carolina, as well as from local high schools and other colleges.
While Evans’ job is an important one, she doesn’t consider it work.
“I have a passion for baseball and going to work every day is an adventure. I enjoy meeting new people and learning about their lives, their families and having them become a part of our family,” Evans said. “The opportunities are endless with this team and the move to Lexington County is so exciting. We have already received a warm welcome and I cannot wait to continue to bring baseball and local entertainment to Lexington County!”
The Blowfish will be focused on providing baseball, food and fun the families and baseball enthusiasts throughout Lexington County and the Midlands. And according to Evans, it’s about much more than just selling tickets.
“We are not just a business that sells tickets! We want to meet as many new people as possible and make new friends,” Evans said. “We have a little “hang-out” area for people to stop by, enjoy some popcorn and a cold Coca-Cola. So please stop by just to say “hi” – we’d love to meet you!”