Disco Turkeys play home games at Couch Ballpark this weekend

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (6/22/23) -- The Carolina Disco Turkeys will make their first home appearances at David F. Couch Ballpark this weekend with games on Friday and Saturday nights.

They’ll take on the Kingsmen, a team from Rock Hill, SC, on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. and the Tarboro River Bandits on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $9.

These games will be the first summer baseball games of the type at the site of the former Ernie Shore Field in several years. Minor league baseball was played on the site from 1957 until 2009 when Wake Forest University moved in and transformed the facility into a state-of-the-art collegiate baseball facility.

“Playing home games at Couch Ballpark is a big step for the Disco Turkeys and is exciting for our program,” said team president and co-owner Greg Sullivan. “There will be an awesome fan environment that locals saw this year as Wake Forest’s team played in front of large crowds the last couple months. We’re excited to be a part of bringing summertime baseball back to the facility and have heard a lot of enthusiasm for these games from our fans.”

The Disco Turkeys will have two more home stands at Couch Ballpark in July with games on July 13, 14, 28 and 29. Another major upcoming event for the team is a special three-game home series at Bowman Gray Stadium on July 2-4 when they’ll play the first-ever baseball games in the history of that venue.

The Disco Turkeys are one of the hottest baseball teams in the region with an 8-4 overall record and having won 7 of their last 8 games, including a 12-5 road win at the Edenton Steamers on Sunday night.