The Durham Bulls and Midland Rockhounds are both holding Pokemon Go-themed promotional nights.
Pokemon Go is the reason you’ve an increase in people running around with the faces glued to their phones. Now at least two minor league baseball teams are taking advantage of the game’s staggering popularity.
The Double A Midland RockHounds and Triple A Durham Bulls waited less than a week after the game’s release to announce Pokemon Go promotions at the ballpark.
On Tuesday morning, Durham is offering fans who donate $5 to charity the chance to go out on the field and catch all the Pokemon on the diamond.
The RockHounds are offering $5 tickets to Sunday’s game to anyone who has the app on their phone. They’re also allowing fans to go on the field and catch Pokemon, beginning at 5 p.m., an hour before the game starts.
In related news, Monday’s MLB Home Run Derby has been replaced by a Pokemon catching contest.