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FanFest at Marlins Park on March 3; single-game tickets to go on sale

Marlins fans will have a chance to meet players and tour the new ballpark at the Jiffy Lube Miami Marlins FanFest and Select-A-Seat event March 3 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Single-game tickets for the upcoming season, including the interleague series against the Boston Red Sox, will go on sale at 10 that morning on and at the Marlins Park Box Office, located on the north side of the ballpark, between the Home Plate and 3rd Base Entrances on Felo Ramirez Drive.

Meanwhile, fans will be able to mingle with players and enjoy live music, entertainment, games and other activities on the West Plaza throughout the day. Admission to FanFest is free. Parking in the four on-site garages surrounding Marlins Park will be $5 per vehicle.

Marlins season-ticket holders can enter FanFest at 10 a.m. and enjoy an exclusive hour of games, activities and player autograph sessions.

Tickets for the inaugural Opening Night on April 4 will only be available for fans purchasing Full Season Plans, 41-Game Half Season Plans, 20-Game Mini Plans, 20-Game Weekend Plans and the Opening Night 10-Game Pack. Seats that are available for purchase will be marked with various colored season-ticket seat tags during FanFest.

Activities for kids on the West Plaza will include bounce houses, video games, full-size batting cages, a little sluggers' zone, steal home challenge, big league speed pitch, live music throughout the day, a photograph tent with Marlins players presented by MetroPCS, Radio Disney AM 990 Family FunZone, a baseball card and memorabilia show exhibit, the MetroPCS “Crank Call” booth and much more. Fans can also sign up for the 2012 Marlins Fan Club and Billy's Bunch Kids Club for the first time.

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CRAIG DAVIS In more than 33 years at the Sun Sentinel, Craig Davis has written about a wide variety of sports topics from baseball to yachting, fishing to triathlons, and also worked as a copy editor and page designer. Recently he reported on local sports, including running, swimming, cycling, equestrian and beach volleyball. He enjoys sports as a participant as well as a spectator, is active in the South Florida running scene plays in the curling club at Saveology Iceplex. This blog offers a glimpse at the business side of sports in the interest of enhancing enjoyment of the games and sporting options as a spectator as well as a participant.
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