Add Shopping to Your Itinerary in Pearl, MS!

Posted On Monday, March 7, 2016

How do you plan a perfect day in Pearl, MS? We have the answers! Buy your tickets for a Mississippi Braves homegame (see the calendar of events on this site) and start building your family’s day at The Connection. Opened in 2005, Braves Stadium is located between Childre Road and Bass Pro Drive in Pearl.

We are so fortunate to have a AA team in Pearl-the Mississippi Braves is the AA team for the Atlanta Braves and they will play the season against AA teams in the Southern League such as Pensacola, Chattanooga, Biloxi, just to name a few.

Little known facts about the Braves Stadium –
Capacity – With a capacity of 8,480, Trustmark Park ranks third in the Southern League behind Jacksonville and Birmingham in total seating capacity. To add to the fan experience, each seat in the seating bowl has a chairback, arm rests and cupholders.

Playing Field -Approximately 110,000 square feet of tifway 419 hybrid bermuda grass. Under the playing surface lies 8,000 feet of drainage pipes connected to three 40 horse power engines that can pump off 8-10 inches of water per hour. The field irrigation system has 70 sprinkler heads that spray 30 gallons of water per minute. Replacement turf for the field is grown in the bullpens.

Now, on to shopping!!!

Located at 200 Bass Pro Drive in Pearl, MS, the Outlets of Mississippi is the state’s largest outlet shopping destination.

At 325,000 square feet the Outlets of Mississippi features a robust merchant roster including Carter’s Babies and Kids, COACH Factory, Michael Kors, Gap Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, J.Crew, White House/Black Market, Chico’s Outlet, Nike Factory Store and Under Armour, among many more, where retailers offer dramatic savings of up to 65 percent off regular retail prices every day.

The Outlets of Mississippi also functions as an official welcome center for the state of Mississippi and houses the Craftman’s Guild of MS in our Visitor Services Center, where you can find works by local artisans in the area. The Center highlights Mississippi’s rich heritage including its history, its people and its culture which are celebrated through unique displays and interactive mediums throughout the property along with the opportunity for regional shoppers and tourists alike to visit the Mississippi Development Authority’s office for helpful travel and sight-seeing advice.

The Center also has a Food Court, with options such as Pita Pit, Sbarro, the China Wok and Outback Barbeque – something for everyone! Also on property are treats such as Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Great American Cookie Co/Pretzel Maker and (coming soon!) Doc Popcorn.

Right next door to the Outlet Center is Bass Pro Shops, which will give the hunter/fishermen in your party a reason to come along! Filled from floor to ceiling with boats, fishing rods, guns and camo gear Bass Pro Shops will surely delight the hunters/trackers/fisherfolk and plain old browsers in the group.

So, shop till you drop at the Outlets of Mississippi and Bass Pro Shops, then relax in your comfy stadium chair and root for the home team, Go Braves!!