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121 Financial Ballpark selected as Marlins’ alternate training site

Marlins players to train in Jacksonville in advance of May 4th Opening Day
March 24, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp’s May 4th Opening Day approaches, 121 Financial Ballpark will serve as the alternate training site for the Miami Marlins once Major League Baseball Spring Training camps conclude. 121 Financial Ballpark is one of just 11 Triple-A venues across the country to receive

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp’s May 4th Opening Day approaches, 121 Financial Ballpark will serve as the alternate training site for the Miami Marlins once Major League Baseball Spring Training camps conclude.

121 Financial Ballpark is one of just 11 Triple-A venues across the country to receive a nod as an alternate training site. In accordance with MLB protocols, a group of 20 to 28 players not added to the Marlins’ 26-man Opening Day roster will report to Jacksonville to continue preparation for the Minor League Baseball season, which will start at 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, when the Jumbo Shrimp host the Norfolk Tides.

The alternate training sites, which were used during the 2020 MLB season, provide a secondary location within close geographic proximity to each MLB club for players to safely train, and if necessary, be promoted to the major leagues. Per MLB rules, only players at the alternate sites are eligible to be called up to the majors for the month of April.

The group of players reporting to the Marlins’ alternate training site at 121 Financial Ballpark is expected to be determined and announced prior to Miami’s Opening Day game on Thursday, April 1.

Season tickets, mini plans, and group outings for the 2021 Jumbo Shrimp season are on sale now. Visit www.jaxshrimp.com or call the Jumbo Shrimp at (904) 358-2846 for more information.

ABOUT THE JUMBO SHRIMP: The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp offer affordable family fun at 121 Financial Ballpark. Their inaugural season garnered the Southern League’s Don Mincher Organization of the Year, Promotional Trophy and Jimmy Bragan Executive of the Year, won by general manager Harold Craw. The club added its second Promotional Trophy in three years following the 2019 season. The 2021 season marks the return of Triple-A baseball in Jacksonville. To experience the excitement with the terrific value of ticket and group options, call the Jumbo Shrimp at (904) 358-2846 or visit www.jaxshrimp.com.