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Lexington Legends “Pay Homage” To Fyre Festival By Holding “Luxury Baseball Experience”

Posted at 4:21 PM, Apr 28, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky.  (LEX 18) – The Lexington Legends debuted an event at the ballpark on Sunday that’s said to “pay homage to the famed Fyre Festival”.

The organization said in a release that they would create an immersive experience for fans that would include the full VIP treatment, unique to Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

“Minor League Baseball gives us the unique opportunity to create promotional nights centered around pop-culture and current events. We are excited to create this opportunity for fans while referencing one of the most talked about events in the past year,” said Legends President/CEO, Andy Shea.

The Legends said in a release that chartered transportation would pick up fans from their cars and take them to the front gates. Fans would then be met by supermodels distributing top shelf bourbon from Kentucky’s finest distilleries, according to the release. Legends organizers also said a local celebrity chef, Danny Franklyn, would cook dishes for fans that they’ve never had before.

The release also described new seating options; “Eco-friendly luxury suites will feature exclusive spaces for groups of coworkers, friends or social media influencers. There will be three tiers of extravagance for fans to choose which best suites their lifestyle. Fans who would like a different view of the game will be able to reserve field-level villas along the left field foul line. The villas will be outfitted with indoor seating, a small patio and dedicated server. Each villa will also feature air conditioning and central heating while also being waterproof.”

However, an LEX 18 crew at Whitaker Bank Ballpark during the event says none of that was the case. Our crew says there were mattresses in the VIP suites, there was a cheese sandwich giveaway in the third inning, and when players from the opposing team came up to bat, photos of actual Fyre Festival staff like Billy McFarland or Ja Rule were displayed on the screen instead of a head shot of the actual player batting.

Kansas City Royals and member of the South Atlantic League, play all home games at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington, Kentucky. For ticket information, call (859) 422-78