Bradenton, Fla. - The Bradenton Marauders today announced the 2019 promotional schedule for the team's 10th season at LECOM Park. Single game tickets are now on sale at the LECOM Park ticket office, online at www.BradentonMarauders.com, and by phone by calling 877-893-2827.
The Marauders' 2019 home opener is Saturday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. against the St. Lucie Mets. Opening Night is presented by Pepsi. The ZOOperstars! inflatable performance troupe will perform. Opening Night is the first of seven games featuring a spectacular post-game fireworks show sponsored by Budweiser. The first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a Marauders in the Majors deck of playing cards, featuring each of the first 52 Marauders in the Majors and Marty the Marauder.
Marauders home games will start at 6:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. There will be four 10:30 a.m. games at LECOM Park. The first 10:30 a.m. game will be Education Day on Wednesday, April 10. The Marauders will also host 10:30 a.m. Camp Day games on Wednesday, June 12 and Wednesday, July 17. Bradenton will also host a 10:30 a.m. game on Thursday, July 4. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. for Monday-Friday home games, 5:00 p.m. for Saturday home games and noon for Sunday home games. Gates will open 30 minutes before first pitch for morning games and doubleheaders.
Recurring weekly promotions in 2019 will be Thirsty Thursdays sponsored by Budweiser and Ticket Sarasota, featuring $2 select drafts (16 ounces) and $1 sodas (16 ounces), Baseball Bingo presented by Jersey Mike's Subs and PLS Print at Saturday games, and Family Fun Sundays featuring the postgame Kids Fun Run presented by Mosaic for children 12 and younger. New on Thirsty Thursdays for 2019 is the creation of the Thirsty Thursday Mug Club. Collectible 12-ounce mugs will be sold for $10 at Thirsty Thursday games. The first fill-up is free, with $1 refills available at all Thursday home games!
The 2019 My Suncoast Bark in the Park series presented by ABC 7 will be held on April 11, May 4, June 22, July 12, and August 9. Bark badges will cost an additional $5 on the price of admission with the proceeds benefitting a rotation of animal charities.
Popular annual promotions returning in 2019 include Halfway to Halloween on May 4, Faith & Family Night on May 10, and Star Wars Night on July 13, featuring appearances by characters from the iconic science fiction film franchise and a jersey auction. Star Wars Nights is the culmination of the GEEKEND, with Salute to Cosplay preceding it on Friday, July 12.
The annual Independence Day Celebration presented by LECOM will be held on Wednesday, July 3. The first 1,500 fans will receive free t-shirts. During the game fans will be able to bid on the patriotically themed jerseys the Marauders wear and winning bidders will be invited onto the field to receive the jersey after the game. Fans will be treated to the largest post-game fireworks show of the season presented by Budweiser.
The Marauders will wear four unique themed jerseys during the 2019 season. The jerseys will be available for auction online and inside the park during the game where the jerseys are worn. Winning bidders will be allowed onto the field postgame to receive the jersey from the player or coach who wore it. The jersey themes are Nickelodeon Night featuring Paw Patrol on April 20, Margaritaville Night on June 8, Patriotic themed on July 3, and Star Wars themed on July 13.
The Bradenton Marauders will be one of 72 team participating in the Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) "Copa de la Diversión," or "Fun Cup," a season-long event series in 2019. "Copa de la Diversión" is the cornerstone of MiLB's U.S. Hispanic/Latino fan engagement initiative. The program established an innovative new platform authentically connecting MiLB teams with their diverse communities, embracing the culture and values that resonate most with Hispanics/Latinos nationwide. Additional details for Copa promotions at LECOM Park will be announced closer to the season.
The First Mates Kids Club is open for membership to children ages 12 and younger. It costs just $10 to join and features a ticket to five select Sunday games and the opportunity to participate in an exclusive experience at each game, including Baseball Buddies, Catch on the Field, an ice cream social, and a Meet the Team event! Kids Club members also receive a complimentary club t-shirt, a membership card, 15 percent off merchandise at the team store, and a kids' concessions stand for Sunday games.
Tickets to the best 2019 promotional nights are available now as part of the All-You-Can-Eat five game ticket plans. Each plan features tickets to five of the most highly anticipated home games, an all-you-can-eat food package for the five games, and two complimentary gifts. Unused tickets are also exchangeable, creating flexibility for fans who cannot attend all five games.
Prices for the five game plans start as low as $55 for bleacher seating. Baseline Box ticket packages are $65. Infield Box and Infield Reserve sections are $75. The all-you-can-eat food package includes unlimited hot dogs, burgers, chicken sandwiches (choice of grilled or crispy), soda, and bottled water, making the five game plans an unbeatable value.
Tickets for Marauders games cost $10 per seat in infield box and infield reserve sections. Tickets cost $8 in baseline box sections. Tickets cost $6 in the Left Field Bleachers.
Marauders season and group ticket packages are on sale now. Marauders season tickets cost $350 for all 71 regular season home games. Season ticket holders receive numerous great benefits, including the ability to exchange unused past or future tickets to any future 2019 Marauders regular season game. Groups of 10 or more will receive a complimentary adjustable Marauders cap and the choice of one free 24-ounce fountain drink or a 20-ounce bottle of water.
The LECOM Park ticket office hours are 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on weekdays when there is not a Pirates Spring Training home game until March 23. On Saturdays, the box office is open from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. when there is not a home game. Spring Training day-of-game box office hours are 9:00 a.m. until 30 minutes after the final out.
For more information about the Bradenton Marauders, please call 941-747-3031, visit www.BradentonMarauders.com, or email MaraudersInfo@pirates.com.
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