The Savannah Bananas started as a new franchise with Fans First Entertainment. The Bananas originated in the fall of 2015 and play in the Coastal Plain League.
Within 48 hours of launching the team name, the Savannah Bananas sold merchandise to 46 different states as well as 4 different countries.
The Bananas took over the historic Grayson Stadium in downtown Savannah, GA.
The Bananas have gained local and national recognition for ticket sales and marketing. The team sold out 17 of 22 games played at Grayson Stadium in their first season. Their innovative marketing includes the use of videos including “Can’t Stop the Peeling,” “Field of Dreams,” and “This is Bananas.”
The 2016 Bananas ended their inaugural season as the 1st seed in the CPL West Division, earning home-field advantage for the first two rounds of the playoffs. The Bananas went on to win the Petitt Cup Championship as well.
The Bananas recorded over 91,000 total fans at 25 home games in 2016. They broke the CPL’s single season attendance record after only 22 regular season games.
The team also ranked second in average attendance (3,659 fans per game) among 160 collegiate summer teams across the country.