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SBD/August 3, 2011/Facilities
Naming-Rights Deal For New Marlins Ballpark Close To Being Finalized
Published August 3, 2011
PLAY BALL: In West Palm Beach, Joe Capozzi notes the Marlins will open their new ballpark next season against the Yankees with “two exhibition games leading up to opening day.” The Yankees and Marlins will “wrap up spring training by playing at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 1 and at 7:10 p.m. the next night at the new ballpark.” Those games “may be preceded by college games.” The games “will help players get used to” the new ballpark before the home opener against the Cardinals on April 4 (PALM BEACH POST, 8/3). All ’12 season-ticket holders "will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets" to the exhibition games, with a "limited amount of tickets going on sale to the general public in spring of 2012" (South Florida SUN-SENTINEL, 8/3).