Tri-City Dust Devils offering ways to beat the heat during games

PASCO, Wash. — Even though we’re facing triple-digit temperatures, the Tri-City Dust Devils are gearing up to play every night through the rest of the week and they need your support.

Derrel Ebert, the vice president and general manager of the team, said he’s “excited” and hopes the community will swing into action and come out to Gesa Stadium.

To help spectators beat the heat, they are offering misting stations set up throughout the ballpark and free water.

“We’re doing as much as we can to help with that,” Ebert said. “Saturday night, we’re going to be giving the first couple thousand people through the gates a free Otter Pop.”

But the biggest thing they can offer is their sun shade, according to Ebert.

“We built that structure back in 2007 and though it’s not an air conditioner, it certainly does help and cools us down probably a good 15 degrees once the sun is behind the sunshade,” Ebert said.

He added that the support from the Tri-Cities would mean everything to the players on the field.

“There’s a core group of fans out here for sure that wouldn’t miss a game no matter what the conditions,” Ebert said. “Come out and enjoy a good evening that’ll be cooler as the night goes on.”

Currently, games run about two hours long.

This weekend, the team will also be known as the Columbia River Rooster Tails in conjunction with the Water Follies event.

“One of the pilots will be throwing out the first pitch here on Saturday night,” Ebert said. “We’re very excited about that.”

Tickets for games are still available and can be bought in-person or online here.

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