AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — No baseball? No problem. Amarillo Sod Poodles management have been extremely busy keeping its beautiful downtown ballpark Hodgetown busy to fans in the month of September with special events and they just added one more.
Hodgetown will be transformed into “Hodgewarts” with an on-field ballpark movie night on Saturday, Sept. 12 featuring “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”
“We’re going to turn Hodgetown into ‘Hodgewarts,'” Sod Poodles Assistant General Manager Jeff Turner said. “We’re inviting people to come out dressed up, and we’ll have some special food items and the houses named out here at the ballpark. We’re hoping with a couple of weeks to selling it will do really well.”
The multi-event ballpark is coming off a successful movie night last Friday, where nearly 1,000 fans came in to watch the “Trolls World Tour” movie.
No doubt the Sod Poodles figured at the beginning of September they’d be packing the house to defend it’s Texas League Championship but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced other plans.
“Some of the things we’ve been doing are getting people out to the ballpark who have never been before,” Turner said. “They are excited to come to the park and see what we have in downtown Amarillo. We’ve always wanted to make this an area where people can come to for all kinds of different events.”
Gates for the event open at 7 p.m. and the movie is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.
Fans can purchase tickets online at www.SodPoodles.com, by phone at 806-803-9547, or in-person at the HODGETOWN box office. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Day of the event purchasing will be available but ticket availability is not guaranteed.