Bradenton, Fla. - Tickets to 2017 Bradenton Marauders home games will go on sale at the LECOM Park ticket office on Tuesday, February 21. Online ticket sales will not be available until a later date. The Marauders won the Florida State League championship in 2016 and open the 2017 season by hosting the Charlotte Stone Crabs on Saturday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. Single game tickets start as low as $8.
Marauders Opening Night on April 8 is presented by Pepsi. Fans will receive a 2016 FSL Championship Baseball presented by Pepsi while supplies last.
Zambelli Fireworks at LECOM Park are always sure to amaze, and there will be an increased number of shows in 2017. Budweiser will present six outstanding fireworks shows this season, including the annual Independence Day Patriotic Celebration on Saturday, July 1 and Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday, September 2.
The Marauders will present a brand new Decade Series in 2017. Theme nights for the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s will feature live pregame music and a postgame movie on the new video board to celebrate the corresponding decade. LECOM Park's new video board stretches more than 45 feet wide and 25 feet high and displays high definition videos and graphics.
Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 will be the "Geekend" at LECOM Park. July 21 will be Super Villain Night, followed by Star Wars Night on July 22. Both nights will feature a celebration of some of the most iconic and beloved fictional characters.
The My Suncoast Bark in the Park Series will allow man's best friend to visit LECOM Park at one game per month. For an additional $2 to purchase a bark badge, dogs can attend the game and take part in other fun activities within the park. The proceeds from bark badges will benefit the Humane Society of Manatee County.
Free t-shirt giveaways have become some of the most popular promotions at Marauders games in recent years. Those giveaways will continue in 2017 with six nights for fans to receive a free-t-shirt at the gate while supplies last.
Season ticket memberships, All-You-Can-Eat five-game plans, and group tickets for groups of 10 or more are already on sale. Season ticket memberships cost just $350 for all 70 home games in 2017. All-You-Can-Eat five-game plans start at just $55 per plan.
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. The box office will be open on Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. when there is not a home game and closed on Sundays when there is no home game. Day of game box office hours will be 9:00 a.m. until 30 minutes after the final out.
For more information about Pirates Spring Training or the Bradenton Marauders, please call 941-747-3031, visit www.BradentonMarauders.com, or email MaraudersInfo@pirates.com.
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