March 20, 2017 - Florida State League (FSL) - Bradenton Marauders
Bradenton, Fla. - The Bradenton Marauders today announced the 2017 promotional schedule for weekly and daily promotions. Bradenton captured its first Florida State League championship to cap a record-setting 2016 campaign. The Marauders open the 2017 regular season on Saturday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Recurring weekly promotions in 2017 will be Family Fun Sundays, Thirsty Thursdays sponsored by Budweiser and Ticket Sarasota, and Baseball Bingo presented by Jersey Mike's Subs and PLS Print at Saturday games. After all Sunday games, kids 12 and younger will get to run the bases during the Kids Fun Run presented by Mosaic. Fans attending Thursday games will enjoy $1 select drafts and $1 sodas.
The Marauders 2017 home opener is Saturday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. against the Charlotte Stone Crabs. The game will be Pirates and Princesses Night presented by Pepsi, featuring horse and carriage rides, live princess appearances, and a 2016 Florida State League championship baseball giveaway to the first 1,000 fans. The night will end with spectacular postgame fireworks presented by Budweiser.
The 2017 My Suncoast Bark in the Park series presented by ABC 7 will be held on April 21, May 5, June 3, July 29, and August 11. Bark badges will cost an additional $2 on the price of admission with the proceeds benefitting the Humane Society of Manatee County. The game on June 3 will be Adoption Night, when fans can adopt a dog in need of a new home.
Popular annual promotions returning in 2017 include Halfway to Halloween on April 21, Faith & Family Night with postgame fireworks presented by Budweiser on May 12, and Military Appreciation Night presented by Miller High Life on May 13. Star Wars Night returns to LECOM Park on July 22, featuring appearances by characters from the iconic science fiction film franchise and a jersey auction. Star Wars Nights is the second half of the GEEKEND, with Super Villain Night preceding it on July 21. The Marauders will also host a Decade Series featuring promotional nights to celebrate the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Each decade series game will feature live pregame music and a postgame movie on the ballpark's brand new video board.
The annual Independence Day Celebration presented by LECOM will be held on Saturday, July 1. 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 postgame fireworks show of the season presented by Budweiser.
The First Mates Kids Club is open for membership to children ages 12 and younger. It costs just $5 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, 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 Menu at the concession stands for Sunday games.
Tickets to the best 2017 promotional nights are available now as part of the new 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 free gifts. In addition to a Marauders cap, purchasers of the five game plans will receive a replica of the 2016 Florida State League championship ring.
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, soda, and bottled water, making the five game plans an unbeatable value.
T ickets for Marauders games cost $10 per seat in infield box and infield reserve sections. Tickets cost $8 in baseline box sections. Tickets will cost $6 in the Left Field Bleachers.
Marauders season and group ticket packages are on sale now. Marauders season tickets cost $350 for all 70 regular season home games. Season ticket members receive numerous great benefits, including the ability to exchange unused past or future tickets to any future 2017 Marauders regular season game. Groups of 10 or more will receive a free 32oz souvenir cup with one free fountain drink fill-up and a complimentary adjustable Marauders cap.
The LECOM Park box office hours are from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on week days when there is not a Pirates Spring Training home game until March 29. On Saturdays, the box office will be 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 will be 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 .