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Sprocket introduced at Bridge Street as Rocket City Trash Panda’s mascot

HUNTSVILLE – The Rocket City Trash Pandas revealed the winning name of their mascot on Friday. Sprocket helped Santa turn on the lights of the huge 45-foot Christmas tree at Bridge Street Town Center.

Despite and rainy evening, the shopping complex still lit up like a winter wonderland to welcome Santa. The crowd enjoyed live music from local band Big Daddy Kingfish, lighting of the 45-foot Christmas tree, the arrival of Santa Claus and a fireworks display choreographed to holiday music.

Sprocket was the name chosen for the Trash Panda’s mascot through an online contest. The other names in the contest included Apollo, Buzz, Cosmo, Crash and Jetson.

Following the tree-lighting ceremony, Sprocket signed autographs in the Trash Pandas Emporium, the official store of the Rocket City Trash Pandas.

The Rocket City Trash Pandas also announced the sale of partial-season ticket mini-plans for 2020.

“As our fanbase knows, the Trash Pandas have been overwhelmed by sales of full season tickets, far beyond what we had anticipated; with more than 1,600 sold, there are fewer than 200 remaining,” said team President and CEO Ralph Nelson. “We are also well aware many of our fans can’t commit to attend 70 home games.

“Our fans constantly ask about partial-season ticket plans. We’ve heard them, and in response to those requests, we are offering three varied 23-game mini-plans.”

Each mini-plan consists of 23 home games, but none include opening day. Only full season ticket holders are guaranteed a seat for opening day.

The mini-plans are for box seats only, and include these benefits:

  • Just a single-year commitment
  • 10% discount at the Trash Pandas Junkyard and Emporium team stores
  • 20% off parking

The three mini-plans are named Mercury, Gemini and Apollo and each has its own specialty. Specific dates for each plan are available on the team’s website www.TrashPandasBaseball.com.

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