It’s finally time to buy your tickets for the new Miami Marlins season! On Tuesday March 6th, 2012, your Marlins take on the University of Miami Hurricanes in a spring training game, set to play at the new Marlins Park. Tickets are 10$ and went on sale Friday, so there may be little to no tickets left. If you don’t get tickets, don’t worry! The very next night, Wednesday, March 7th, the Marlins will make a split squad appearance against the Florida International Panthers at Marlins Park.
The Marlins will be looking for redemption this year after they lost to UM last year, 9-8. UM went on to finish their season with a very respectable 40-21 record, but lost to Virginia in the NCAA tournament. The Marlins will be playing FIU for the first time ever, as FIU went 40-20-1 record last season and made it to a regional.
The college teams will have an advantage over the Marlins though. UM and FIU will be a month into their seasons, while the Marlins will be playing their second, and third games of the young season. And don’t forget, because they are playing college teams, FIU and UM will be using metal bats opposed to wood.
These college nights are a good way for the Marlins to try out their young, upcoming players such as Alex Sanabia, aswell as their injured players such as Josh Johnson and Chris Coghlan. Or maybe, all the eyes will be on Mike Stanton to see how far he’ll be able to hit the ball of these college pitchers. Never less, everyone will just be glad to kick back in the new stadium, after years of planning and building.
This is your time to be there and say “I’ve been to the first Marlins game at their new stadium ever.” For tickets, go to Marlins.com/college. This is where your New look Marlins will look to start off the Franchise with a great start, hopefully leading up to a World Series title this year!