MIAMI—The Miami Marlins announced today their promotions and entertainment schedule for the 2012 inaugural season at Marlins Park. Sean Flynn, Sr. Vice President of Marketing and Event Booking made the announcement.

Monday home games in 2012 will be designated as Outback Steakhouse Military Mondays, which will include in-game entertainment and ceremonies involving and honoring our U.S. military throughout the season.  Outback will also be the presenting partner for Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, July 1st.

Each of the 13 Wednesday home games will be a Giveaway Wednesday, featuring a variety of premium fan giveaways.  Opening Night (4/4), the Wednesday game against the Red Sox (6/13) and Closing Day (10/3) will all feature special giveaways for all fans in attendance at Marlins Park.

Friday games at Marlins Park will now be known as Jiffy Lube Friday Night Live.  All 13 Fridays will feature a pregame party on the West Plaza, including live music on the main stage, corporate partner activation areas, interactive games and entertainment.  On the first Jiffy Lube Friday Night Live of each month, fans will be able to stay in their seats after the game and experience a live post-game concert on the field with top recording artists and entertainers.  For the remaining seven Friday games, the post-game party will be on the West Plaza, with live music and entertainment, food and beverage kiosks, appearances from the Energy Team and much more.

2012 will also include the debut of Saturday Spectaculars.  Saturday Spectacular pregame activities will begin with a party on the West Plaza beginning two hours before the scheduled first pitch, and will include radio broadcasts, live music on the stage, performances from Billy The Marlin and the Marlins Energy Team, corporate partner activation areas and interactive displays, food and beverage kiosks and additional entertainment throughout the season.  Following each Saturday Spectacular night game, fans will be able to experience a variety of fireworks and laser light shows from the comfort of their seats.

All 13 Sunday home games will be designated as Marlins Family Sundays.  Radio Disney AM 990 will be hosting activities and entertainment on the West Plaza pregame, including face painters, inflatables and interactive games for kids.  Additional activities will be taking place inside the ballpark pregame at Marlins Fan Headquarters, including the popular Snapshot Sunday, allowing fans to take a photo with a Marlins player.  In addition, Family Sundays will feature giveaways for kids 12 and under, with the only exception being on May 13, when the giveaway will be for moms in honor of Mother’s Day.  As part of Family Sunday activities, kids will be allowed to run the bases and after all Sunday games.

Single game tickets for the inaugural Miami Marlins season, including the Interleague series against the Boston Red Sox, will be available for purchase on Saturday, March 3 starting at 10 A.M. at the Marlins Park Box, located on the north side of the ballpark, between the Home Plate and 3rd Base Entrances on Felo Ramirez Drive.  Tickets will also be available online at the team’s official websites, marlins.com and marlinsbeisbol.com

Tickets for the inaugural Opening Night on April 4th will only be available for fans purchasing Full Season Plans, 40-Game Half Season Plans, 20-Game Mini Plans and 20-Game Weekend Plans.  Seats that are currently available for purchase will be marked with various colored season ticket seat tags throughout Marlins Park during FanFest on Saturday, March 3.

 

About Marlins Park

Marlins Park is a state-of-the-art retractable roof ballpark located in the heart of Miami, on the historic Orange Bowl site. The ballpark features unobstructed views of Miami’s skyline made possible by six operable glass panels and a capacity of 37,000. Conceived as an abstraction of “water merging with land” symbolic of Miami’s coastal landscape, Marlins Park offers fans the most incredible baseball experience where beauty and baseball merge. The ballpark will celebrate Opening Night on April 4, 2012 and will host a wide variety of events throughout the entire calendar year. 

A complete list of giveaways and promotions follows:

2012 MIAMI MARLINS PROMOTIONS CALENDAR

APRIL

DAY

DATE

OPP.

TIME

PROMOTION/GIVEAWAY

QUANTITY

Su

April 1

Yankees

(Exh.)

1:10 PM

Miami Marlins 2012 Magnetic Schedule

All Fans

M

April 2

Yankees

(Exh.)

7:10 PM

Miami Marlins 2012 Magnetic Schedule

All Fans

W

April 4

Cardinals

7:05 PM

OPENING NIGHT

Marlins Commemorative Opening Night Lanyard courtesy of Pepsi and Miccosukee

Resort & Gaming

 

All Fans

F

April 13

Astros

7:10 PM

Friday Night Live – post-game concert (artist TBD)

 

Sa

April 14

Astros

7:10 PM

Saturday Spectacular

 

Su

April 15

Astros

1:10 PM

Commemorative Opening Night Poster

Jackie Robinson Day

Family Sunday

1st 5,000 Kids

T

April 17

Cubs

7:10 PM

Dominican Heritage Night

 

W

April 18

Cubs

7:10 PM

Miami Marlins 2012 Calendar

1st 15,000 Fans

Th

April 19

Cubs

12:40 PM

Active Seniors Day

 

F

April 27

D’Backs

7:10 PM

Friday Night Live

 

Sa

April 28

D’Backs

7:10 PM

Saturday Spectacular

 

Su

April 29

D’Backs

1:10 PM

Omar Infante Kids T-shirt courtesy of MetroPCS

Baseball for Autism Awareness Day

Family Sunday

1st 5,000 Kids

M

April 30

D’Backs

12:40 PM

CBS4 Weather Day

Military Monday presented by Outback Steakhouse

 

MAY

DAY

DATE

OPP.

TIME

PROMOTION/GIVEAWAY

QUANTITY

F

May 11

Mets

7:10 PM

Friday Night Live – post-game concert (artist TBD)

Teachers Appreciation Night presented by Office Depot

 

Sa

May 12

Mets

1:05 PM

Saturday Spectacular

Nurses Day

Marlins Foundation “Dollars and Strikes” benefitting the Boys & Girls Club

 

Su

May 13

Mets

1:10 PM

Marlins Moms Charm Bracelet courtesy of Goya Foods

Family Sunday

1st 5,000 Moms

M

May 14

Pirates

7:10 PM

Military Monday presented by Outback Steakhouse

 

M

May 21

Rockies

7:10 PM

Military Monday presented by Outback Steakhouse

Cuban Heritage Night

 

W

May 23

Rockies

7:10 PM

Marlins Ear Buds and Free Music Download Card courtesy of Budweiser

1st 15,000 Fans

(21 and older)

F

May 25

Giants

7:10 PM

Friday Night Live

 

Sa

May 26

Giants

4:10 PM

Saturday Spectacular

 

Su

May 27

Giants

1:10 PM

Mark Buehrle Kids Wall Flag courtesy of Stanley Tools

Family Sunday

1st 5,000 Kids

M

May 28

Nationals

1:10 PM

Military Monday presented by Outback Steakhouse

Memorial Day

 

W

May 30

Nationals

7:10 PM

Ozzie Guillen Bobblehead courtesy of Leon Medical Centers

1st 15,000 Fans

JUNE

DAY

DATE

OPP.

TIME

PROMOTION/GIVEAWAY

QUANTITY

W

June 6

Braves

7:10 PM

Miami Marlins Travel Tumbler courtesy of Miccosukee Resort & Gaming

1st 15,000 Fans

F

June 8

Rays

7:10 PM

Friday Night Live – post-game concert (artist TBD)

 

Sa

June 9

Rays

7:15 PM

Saturday Spectacular

 

Su

June 10

Rays

1:10 PM

Hanley Ramirez Kids T-shirt

Bark at the Park presented by The Humane Society of Greater Miami

Family Sunday

1st 5,000 Kids

 

M

June 11

Red Sox

7:10 PM

Military Monday presented by Outback Steakhouse

 

W

June 13

Red Sox

7:10 PM

Drawstring Bag courtesy of MLB Network

All Fans

F

June 22

Blue Jays

7:10 PM

Friday Night Live

 

Sa

June 23

Blue Jays

1:10 PM

Saturday Spectacular

Caribbean Heritage Night

 

Su

June 24

Blue Jays

1:10 PM

Heath Bell Kids Jersey

Family Sunday

1st 5,000 Kids

M

June 25

Cardinals

7:10 PM

Military Monday presented by Outback Steakhouse

 

W

June 27

Cardinals

7:10 PM

Josh Johnson Bobblehead courtesy of Preferred Care Partners

1st 15,000 Fans

F

June 29

Phillies

7:10 PM

Friday Night Live

 

Sa

June 30

Phillies

4:10 PM

Saturday Spectacular

 

JULY

DAY

DATE

OPP.

TIME

PROMOTION/GIVEAWAY

QUANTITY

Su

July 1

Phillies

1:10 PM

Marlins Stars & Stripes Kids Bucket Cap

Military Appreciation Day presented by Outback Steakhouse

Family Sunday

1st 5,000 Kids

F

July 13

Nationals

7:10 PM

Friday Night Live – post-game concert (artist TBD)

 

Sa

July 14

Nationals

7:10 PM

Saturday Spectacular

 

Su

July 15

Nationals

1:10 PM

Logan Morrison Kids Toothbrush Holder

Star Wars Day

Family Sunday

1st 5,000 Kids

M

July 16

Nationals

7:10 PM

Military Monday presented by Outback Steakhouse

 

M

July 23

Braves

7:10 PM

Military Monday presented by Outback Steakhouse

 

W

July 25

Braves

12:40 PM

Marlins Silicone Kids Sports Watch

Summer Camp Day

1st 25,000 Kids

F

July 27

Padres

7:10 PM

Friday Night Live

Fragile X Syndrome Awareness Night

 

Sa

July 28

Padres

7:10 PM

Saturday Spectacular

Venezuelan Heritage Night

Florida Young Scholars Night

Fan Club Annual Autograph Session (Noon-2PM, registration only)

 

Su

July 29

Padres

1:10 PM

Marlins Kids Swimming Tube

Bark at the Park presented by The Humane Society of Broward County

Family Sunday

1st 5,000 Kids

AUGUST

DAY

DATE

OPP.

TIME

PROMOTION/GIVEAWAY

QUANTITY

F

Aug. 10

Dodgers

7:10 PM

Friday Night Live – post-game concert (artist TBD)

Fans Care Night

 

Sa

Aug. 11

Dodgers

7:10 PM

Saturday Spectacular

Billy’s Bunch Clinic (10AM-Noon, registration only)

 

Su

Aug. 12

Dodgers

1:10 PM

Marlins Back to School Kids Binder courtesy of Office Depot

Jewish Heritage Day

ALS Day

Family Sunday

1st 5,000 Kids

M

Aug. 13

Phillies

7:10 PM

Military Monday presented by Outback Steakhouse

 

T

Aug. 14

Phillies

7:10 PM

FS Florida Fantasy Auction

 

W

Aug. 15

Phillies

12:40 PM

Marlins All-Star Poster

1st 15,000 Fans

W

Aug. 29

Nationals

7:10 PM

Giancarlo Stanton Bobblehead

Puerto Rican Heritage Night

1st 15,000 Fans

F

Aug. 31

Mets

7:10 PM

Friday Night Live

 

SEPTEMBER

DAY

DATE

OPP.

TIME

PROMOTION/GIVEAWAY

QUANTITY

Sa

Sept. 1

Mets

7:10 PM

Saturday Spectacular

 

Su

Sept. 2

Mets

1:10 PM

John Buck Kids Pillow Case

Family Sunday

1st 5,000 Kids

M

Sept. 3

Brewers

1:10 PM

Military Monday presented by Outback Steakhouse

Labor Day

 

W

Sept. 5

Brewers

7:10 PM

Miami Marlins Inaugural Season Canvas Print

1st 15,000 Fans

F

Sept. 14

Reds

7:10 PM

Friday Night Live – post-game concert (artist TBD)

 

Sa

Sept. 15

Reds

7:10 PM

Saturday Spectacular

 

Su

Sept. 16

Reds

1:10 PM

Gaby Sanchez Kids Jersey Wallet

Family Sunday

1st 5,000 Kids

M

Sept. 17

Braves

7:10 PM

Military Monday presented by Outback Steakhouse

 

T

Sept. 18

Braves

7:10 PM

Hispanic Heritage Night

 

W

Sept. 19

Braves

7:10 PM

Jose Reyes Bobblehead courtesy of The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism

1st 15,000 Fans

F

Sept. 28

Phillies

7:10 PM

Friday Night Live

 

Sa

Sept. 29

Phillies

7:10 PM

Saturday Spectacular

MDA Jerseys Off Their Backs

 

Su

Sept. 30

Phillies

1:10 PM

Marlins Kids Ice Cream Helmet Bowl

Family Sunday

1st 5,000 Kids

OCTOBER

DAY

DATE

OPP.

TIME

PROMOTION/GIVEAWAY

QUANTITY

M

Oct. 1

Mets

7:10 PM

Military Monday presented by Outback Steakhouse

 

W

Oct. 3

Mets

4:10 PM

Closing Day

Miami Marlins 2013 Magnetic Schedule

 

All Fans