The Marlins will begin selling tickets for spring training games at Jupiter’s Roger Dean Stadium on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Marlins.com.
The spring home schedule opens March 6 with a split-squad game in Jupiter (1:05 p.m.) against Detroit followed by a 7:10 p.m. exhibition at the new retractable-roof park in Miami against the University of Miami.
The Marlins will play in their new Little Havana home the following night against Florida International. The games against UM and FIU are planned as soft openings for the park with about 10,000 and 15,000 tickets, respectively, to be made available. Tickets for those two games will go on sale Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. on Marlins.com.
There are 18 games on the home schedule, culminating with exhibitions against the New York Yankees on April 1 and 2 at the new stadium. Tickets for those games will go on sale in February.
The Marlins open the regular season at home against the World Series champion Cardinals on April 4. Currently, only full season, 41- and 20-game ticket plans are being sold. Individual game tickets have not been made available. All Marlins season-ticket plans include the opportunity to purchase tickets for the opener.
There will be 236 Grapefruit League games (not counting exhibitions with college teams) at 14 locations in Florida this spring, beginning March 3.
In addition to the Marlins beginning play under their new Miami brand, the Boston Red Sox will open JetBlue Park, a $78 million Fenway South complex in Fort Myers. The new ballpark seats more than 10,000 with an additional 1,000 spaces for standing room. There were 7,576 fixed seats at the Red Sox former home, City of Palms Park.
The JetBlue Park playing field dimensions are identical to those in Fenway Park and the Park features a replica Green Monster in left field with a manual scoreboard.
A 2009 economic impact survey conducted by The Bonn Marketing Research Group Inc., showed that spring training has a $753 million annual economic impact to the state.
The complete schedule for spring training, including the Cactus League schedule in Arizona, as well as other information can be found at SpringTrainingOnline.com.
Here is the Marlins’ home spring schedule:
Site Date Opponent Time
Jupiter Tue, Mar 6 Detroit Tigers 1:05 pm
Miami Tue, Mar 6 University of Miami 7:10 pm
Jupiter Wed, Mar 7 New York Mets 1:05 pm
Miami Wed, Mar 7 Florida International 7:10 pm
Jupiter Fri, Mar 9 Washington Nationals 7:05 pm
Jupiter Sat, Mar 10 St. Louis Cardinals 1:05 pm
Jupiter Tue, Mar 13 Atlanta Braves 1:05 pm
Jupiter Thu, Mar 15 New York Mets 1:05 pm
Jupiter Sat, Mar 17 Minnesota Twins 1:05 pm
Jupiter Mon, Mar 19 Houston Astros 1:05 pm
Jupiter Tue, Mar 20 Tampa Bay Rays 1:05 pm
Jupiter Fri, Mar 23 St. Louis Cardinals 1:05 pm
Jupiter Sat, Mar 24 Boston Red Sox 1:05 pm
Jupiter Tue, Mar 27 Washington Nationals 1:05 pm
Jupiter Thu, Mar 29 St. Louis Cardinals 1:05 pm
Jupiter Sat, Mar 31 New York Mets 1:05 pm
Miami Sun, Apr 1 New York Yankees 1:10 pm
Miami Mon, Apr 2 New York Yankees 7:10 pm