FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 17, 2017) - The Fort Myers Miracle, Advanced-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, are home at historic Hammond Stadium for the final three contests of a seven-game homestand when they face the Bradenton Marauders, Advanced-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 21.
Friday, May 19 (6:35 pm)
The Miracle regret to inform our fans that Friday's post game FIREWORKS show has been postponed.
In a written statement from James Tanner, Fire Marshal for South Trail Fire Protection & Rescue Service District, he states "In conjunction with the Governor Ordered State of Emergency, Executive Order 17-120 and the Lee County Emergency Resolution No. 17-05-15 Declaring State of Local Emergency (Burn Ban), The South Trail Fire Protection and Rescue Service District in consideration of the current extreme fire behavior conditions and in the interest of public safety as well as the protection of the Six Mile Cypress Slough, shall not approve the display of fireworks at Hammond Stadium. We will continue to work with the Fort Myers Miracle and evaluate the situation daily until conditions will safely allow such display."
"Above anything else, the Miracle are committed to community safety and stand behind the decision made by South Trail Fire Protection and Rescue Service District, Lee County and the Governor of Florida," said Miracle Executive Vice President and COO Ben Hemmen. "We sympathize with families that have lost so much due to the fires that have recently taken place in Southwest Florida. While this FIREWORKS show is postponed, fans that attend Friday's game will be able to exchange those tickets for a ticket to our Friday, July 7 FIREWORKS game."
Besides the anticipated FIREWORKS, Friday is Lehigh Night presented by the Lehigh Rotary Club. Residents of Lehigh Acres along with all Miracle fans will enjoy watching some 1970's inspired baseball as the team will be wearing their celebratory "Faux-back" caps for every Friday home game.
Saturday, May 20 (6:05 pm)
Saturday marks the 25th home game of the 25th anniversary season, and the Miracle are giving away $2,500 in cash and prizes all night long, making Saturday a cannot miss event! All fans need to do to win is show up and grab a free raffle ticket from the Miracle Team Store. Between every inning and TWICE at the end of the game, we will draw a raffle ticket for ten (10) lucky fans to take home $250 in cash and prizes throughout the evening.
Sunday, May 21 (4:05 pm)
The final game of this homestand features a DQ Family FUNday Sunday. Fans can visit participating Dairy Queen locations in Lee and Collier county to receive a voucher for up to four $2 box seat upgrades. MedExpress Urgent Care presents pregame catch on the field. Following the game, kids 12 and under can run the bases courtesy of PDQ.
The Miracle hit the road for a week before returning home for a single home game on Tuesday, May 30, to once again, battle the Bradenton Marauders.
To stay up to date on all promotional nights, follow the Miracle online at Miraclebaseball.com or through social media; Twitter at MiracleBaseball, Instagram at fortmyersmiracle, Snapchat at ftmyersmiracle and Facebook. For further information or questions regarding the 25th Anniversary Season, call the Miracle offices at (239) 768-4210.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.