Hot Rods open stadium suites to local businesses affected by tornado damage

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Bowling Green Hot Rods have opened up Bowling Green Ballpark for local businesses affected by tornado damage.

“Within minutes of me tweeting it out and I didn’t know what the response would be, I started getting text messages and blown up and tagged on social media,” Bowling Green Hot Rods General Manager Eric Leach said. “And that’s what it’s about.”

BG Ballpark did not sustain any damage, but the stadium has no internet. Leach and the Hot Rods are looking to get mobile hot spots to help those coming into the suites.

“We have more safe place to work. And so hopefully, we’ll have internet backup in the next couple of days. And as long as these folks need it, we’ll be here there for them and to utilize this facility which is the community’s facility to best serve.”

Leach also said there’s space in the press box and other parts of the building. At least ten businesses reached out to the Hot Rods, and they plan on hosting at least four to five local businesses.

The Hot Rods and Major League Baseball are also working on a nationwide online fundraiser to raise money for tornado relief. Items in this online auction will include a 2018 Bowling Green Hot Rods championship ring, along with signed Major League Baseball memorabilia.