the Portland Sea Dogs (Double-A Northeast) will play as Maine Bean Suppa for an August game, honoring New England’s centuries-old tradition of bean suppers.
Typically served on Saturday nights, bean suppahs have been a source to nurture and bring communities together in churches and barns across the state. A Maine bean suppah typically includes baked beans served with franks (red snappers for Mainers) and brown bread.
“Like attending a Sea Dogs game, bean suppahs have been a great way to bring the community together,” Sea Dogs president and general manager Geoff Iacuessa said at a press conference. “We’re thrilled to combine these two great traditions for a fun night at the stadium where fans can enjoy bean suppah and our national pastime.”
As part of the evening, the team will wear specially designed Maine Bean Suppahs jerseys and hats. The game will feature bean-themed promotions. There will be plenty of beans for the fans during the game, including an all-you-can-eat bean suppah buffet starting an hour before the game.
The Sea Dogs have previously been renamed Maine Whoopie Pies, honoring Maine’s official state treatment, and Maine Red Snappers, celebrating Maine’s iconic red hot dog. Both brands will return to Hadlock Field in 2022.