CapeFish Posted September 23, 2003 Share Posted September 23, 2003 Marlins Press Release 09/23/2003 2:14 PM ET Homestand features Phils, Mets MIAMI -- The Florida Marlins host the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets for a six-game homestand to close out the regular season. The Phillies visit Tuesday through Thursday and the Mets visit Friday through Sunday. Saturday's game with the Mets has been moved from a 6:05 pm start to a 1:25 pm start to accommodate a FOX Saturday national broadcast. The Marlins will salute their fans during Fan Appreciation weekend, Friday, September 26th through Sunday, September 28th. All fans attending the Mets series will receive 2004 Marlins magnetic schedule, courtesy of the Keyes Company. The first 10,000 fans on Saturday will receive a Marlins duffel bag courtesy of The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald and all fans will have a chance to take a jersey off our back as the Marlins and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) present the 5th Annual "Jerseys Off Their Backs" Raffle. Fans will have a chance to win one of 15 jerseys by purchasing raffle tickets from MDA volunteers throughout the stadium. At Sunday's regular season finale, the Marlins and Broward Motorsports will give away a Yamaha Royal Star Boulevard motorcycle, valued at over $14,000. Fans can register to win the motorcycle at the New Era Conversion Booth at Section 149. DIVISION SERIES TICKETS ON SALE: 2003 Division Series tickets went on sale Tuesday, September 23rd at 10:00 am. Tickets will be sold only over the phone by Ticketmaster and through the internet at www.FloridaMarlins.com or www.Ticketmaster.com. Fans may call Ticketmaster in Dade (305.350.5050), Broward (954.835.TEAM) or Palm Beach (561.998.TEAM) to purchase their individual game Division Series tickets. Tickets for Division Series games may not be purchased at the Pro Player Stadium Box Office or at Ticketmaster Outlets. Prices for the Division Series are as follows: Upper Deck, Fish Tank and Outfield Reserved (adults and children): $9.00 Terrace Box: $15.00 Club C: $18.00 Club B: $24.00 Club A: $32.00 Infield Box: $25.00 Founders Club: $55.00 Group sales (15 tickets or more) for the Division Series will also begin on Tuesday. Fans wishing to purchase group tickets must call the Marlins sales office at 1.877.MARLINS. Group tickets will not be available through Ticketmaster or the Internet. There are no discounts for group tickets. Ticket refunds for Division Series games not played will be applied directly to the purchasers' credit card. The refunds will occur automatically and fans will not need to return unused tickets. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD MARLINS VS. PHILLIES AT 7:05 PM ON PAX WQAM 560 AM & WQBA 1140 AM LHP DONTRELLE WILLIS VS. RHP KEVIN MILLWOOD MIAMI HERALD'S TWO FOR TUESDAY: Every Tuesday, fans may purchase two tickets for the price of one. Fans must clip the "Two for Tuesday" coupon from Tuesday's Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald or print the coupon from the paper's website and present it at the box office to take advantage of the promotion. 560 WQAM "K CARDS": 560 WQAM will be at Gate G before the game with Dontrelle Willis "K-Cards." 560 WQAM WEEKDAY SPECIAL: Fans can purchase Outfield Reserved tickets for just $5.60 for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday games. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH MARLINS VS. PHILLIES AT 7:05 PM ON FOX SPORTS NET / SAP AND ESPN WQAM 560 AM & WQBA 1140 AM RHP JOSH BECKETT VS. RHP BRETT MYERS LUIS' GEAR FOR KIDS: Luis Castillo is encouraging fans attending Wednesday's game to bring new and used baseball equipment to the game to donate to children in the Dominican Republic through the Luis' Gear For Kids program. Equipment will be collected at stadium gates, and fans that bring items will receive a baseball card autographed by Luis Castillo. All of the donations will be sent during the off-season to children in the Dominican Republic who cannot afford to buy equipment. Luis' Gear for Kids is a program that enables young people in the Dominican Republic to play baseball regardless of their financial status. Luis Castillo kicked off the program during the 2002 season when he made a donation of $5,000. MARLINS SENORITAS: Women on Wednesdays present the final Marlins Seqoritas session of the season at 6:00 pm on the Club Level near Section 240. Stephanie Vainder, from the Saturday morning kids show Marlins Strikezone, will host the event. For more information or to register, call 305.626.7400. McKEON TO RECEIVE AARP AWARD: The American Association of Retired People (AARP) will present Jack McKeon with an award during a pregame ceremony. HERALD SPOTLIGHT: The Miami Herald/Florida Marlins Team Player spotlight recipients for the month of September will be recognized during a pregame ceremony. The recipients are stellar student athletes, who are currently participating in recreational or travel baseball or softball. The award recipients are selected based on academic achievement, conduct and sportsmanship. BABE RUTH EXHIBIT: The Babe Ruth Museum's travel exhibit will be on display outside Gate G prior to Wednesday's game. CHEER CARDS: The first 10,000 fans will receive "Let's Get Wild" cheer cards from The Miami Herald. HOT 105 AT GATE G: HOT 105 FM will be outside Gate G beginning at 5:00 pm playing music and giving prizes to fans. DOUBLE PLAY WEDNESDAY: Fans can take advantage of The Sun-Sentinel's "Double Play Wednesday" by looking inside Wednesday's edition of The Sun-Sentinel and getting the two-for-one ticket offer. 97.3 THE COAST SPECIAL: Tickets in section 103 are only $9.73, courtesy of 97.3 FM, The Coast. 560 WQAM WEEKDAY SPECIAL: Fans can purchase Outfield Reserved tickets for just $5.60 for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday games. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH MARLINS VS. PHILLIES AT 7:05 PM ON FOX SPORTS NET / SAP WQAM 560 AM & WQBA 1140 AM AND ESPN RADIO RHP BRAD PENNY VS. LHP RANDY WOLF MARLINS TRAIN WHISTLES TO THE FIRST 10,000 FANS COURTESY OF RAIL AMERICA RBI TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTATION: The Champions of the Marlins Junior and Senior Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) Program will be honored during a pregame ceremony. The Junior Champions are the Miami Springs Hawks and the Senior Champions are the Braddock Bulldogs. RBI gives children in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods the opportunity to play organized baseball. The RBI Program is supported by Major League Baseball and is part of the commitment that the Florida Marlins have made to South Florida's youth through the organization's Cornerstones for Kids initiative. HOMERUNAZO CHECK PRESENTATION: Budweiser and Publix will make a check presentation to The Hispanic Scholarship Fund during a pregame ceremony as part of Homerunazo 2003. During the season, Budweiser and Publix have been donating dollars to The Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the Florida Marlins Community Foundation. Part of the donation has been based on the number of home runs that the Florida Marlins hit at home. Mike Lowell and Pudge Rodrmguez are the team representatives for Homerunazo. The total donation for 2003 is $27,500. 560 WQAM WEEKDAY SPECIAL: Fans can purchase Outfield Reserved tickets for just $5.60 for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday games. 94.9 ZETA MARLINS MAYHEM: Tickets are $9.49 in the 94.9 ZETA Marlins Mayhem Section 103. 94.9 ZETA will be outside Gate G playing music and giving away prizes prior to the game. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH MARLINS VS. METS AT 7:35 PM ON FOX SPORTS NET / SAP WQAM 560 AM & WQBA 1140 AM RHP CARL PAVANO FAN APPRECIATION WEEKEND KEYES COMPANY PRESENTS A 2004 MARLINS MAGNETIC SCHEDULE TO ALL FANS ROBERTO CLEMENTE MAN OF THE YEAR PRESENTATION: Tommy Phelps will be honored in a pregame ceremony as the Florida Marlins nominee for the Roberto Clemente Man of the Year Award. Major League Baseball annually joins forces with John Hancock to present the award to a Major League Baseball player who combines outstanding skills on the baseball field with devoted work in the community. John Hancock will present a check to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Tommy Phelps' name during the ceremony. The National winner will be announced during the World Series. LATIN STARS POSTER: Johnnie Walker Black will be giving away a Latin Stars (Estrellas Latinas) poster to the first 10,000 fans in attendance. BABE RUTH EXHIBIT: The Babe Ruth Museum's travel exhibit will be on display outside Gate G prior to the game. SUN-SENTINEL CELEBRITY BATKIDS HONORED: The Sun-Sentinel will honor Celebrity Batkids during a pregame ceremony. FRIDAY NIGHTS ARE FUN: Join the Foundation staff and volunteers at Section 149 for "Friday Nights Are Fun." The event will include raffles, silent auctions, $1 grab bags, and more surprises from the time the gates open at 6:00 pm until the bottom of the third inning. This will be the last session of the regular season and will feature "Foundation Appreciation Night." FREE WASH AND LUBE: University Car Wash and Lube in Davie has partnered with the Florida Marlins Community Foundation to promote the Marlins team license tag. A lucky fan that "sports" an official Florida Marlins license tag may be the lucky winner of a gift certificate from University Car Wash and Lube. A Marlins cameraperson will be checking out the parking lot. The winning car will be featured on the JumboTron at the bottom of the fifth inning. BIG 106 FRIDAYS: Fans may purchase tickets in Terrace Box Section 106 for $10.60. BIG 106 FM will be at Gate G with music and prizes beginning at 5:30 pm. Tickets may be purchased at the Pro Player box office or by calling 1.877.MARLINS. BBQ AT THE PRO: Fans can take advantage of the Marlins BBQ Friday ticket program. Fans will receive two Outfield Reserved seats, two BBQ platters and two drinks for $29.98. Tickets may be purchased at the stadium box office or by calling 1.877.MARLINS. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH MARLINS VS. METS AT 1:25 PM ON FOX WQAM 560 AM & WQBA 1140 AM LHP MARK REDMAN FAN APPRECIATION WEEKEND KEYES COMPANY PRESENTS A 2004 MARLINS MAGNETIC SCHEDULE TO ALL FANS FIRST 10,000 FANS RECEIVE A MARLINS DUFFEL BAG SPONSORED BY THE MIAMI HERALD AND EL NUEVO HERALD MDA JERSEYS OFF THEIR BACKS RAFFLE: The Florida Marlins are joining forces with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to present the 5th Annual "Jerseys Off Their Backs" Raffle. Fans will have a chance to win one of 15 jerseys by purchasing raffle tickets from MDA volunteers throughout the stadium. This special raffle starts when the gates open at 12:00 pm and concludes in the middle of the sixth inning. Winners will be announced in the middle of the eighth inning. The jersey ceremony will take place immediately after the game in Section 254. Last year's event raised $6,000 for MDA. Tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5. For more information call 305.626.7400. LATIN PLAYERS HONORED: The Marlins' Latino Baseball Players of the Year, as named by Latino Baseball Magazine, are Pudge Rodrmguez, Mike Lowell and Luis Castillo. They will receive an award from Ralph Paniagua of Latino Baseball Magazine courtesy of AXA Advisors. Representatives of Latino Baseball Magazine will be in Legends III along with a Cuban Baseball Museum exhibit. BUDWEISER FIESTA LATINA: Fans are invited to enjoy live music, food, dancing and free Salsa lessons at Fiesta Latina. Fans will also be able to sign up to win autographed merchandise. Stop by the Gate G East Tent from 11:30 to 1:00 pm. Fiesta Latina is open to the general public and fans can enjoy a traditional Latin food dish for $8 inside of the Gate G Tent. Radio stations present will include Salsa 98, Amor 107, Radio Mambi and WQBA 1140. BABE RUTH EXHIBIT: The Babe Ruth Museum's travel exhibit will be on display outside Gate G prior to the game. LOOP'S TROOPS: Every Saturday night, Braden Looper hosts 20 kids from First Priority of Broward County and six family members from Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital as a part of his Loop's Troops program. Loop's guests receive tickets to the game and Loop's Troops t-shirts. 940 FOX SPORTS RADIO TICKET SPECIAL: Terrace Box tickets in Section 140 will be available for only $9.40. HEALTHSOUTH FAMILY SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH MARLINS VS. METS AT 1:35 PM ON FOX SPORTS NET / SAP WQAM 560 AM & WQBA 1140 AM LHP DONTRELLE WILLIS FAN APPRECIATION WEEKEND KEYES COMPANY PRESENTS A 2004 MARLINS MAGNETIC SCHEDULE TO ALL FANS MOTORCYCLE GIVEAWAY: The Marlins and Broward Motorsports will give away a Yamaha Royal Star Boulevard motorcycle, valued at over $14,000. Fans can register to win the motorcycle at the New Era Conversion Booth at Section 149. SNAPSHOT SUNDAY: The first 100 fans to arrive at the stadium will have the chance to have their photograph taken with a Marlins player. Photo vouchers are handed out at the gates on a first-come, first-served basis. Fans are reminded to bring their own camera. Snapshot Sunday takes place at Section 130 and is open from 12:20 pm to 12:45 pm. DIAMOND DASH: Following the game, children 12 and younger are invited to run the bases as part of Diamond Dash. FAMILY FUNZONE: Radio Disney AM 990 will be hosting Family Funzone, located outside Section 130, for interactive games, music, and entertainment. Fans can experience the magic of Disney at the Family Funzone at every Sunday home game this year. CLUBHOUSE KIDS: Back for the seventh season and sponsored by Don Carter's University Lanes, Clubhouse Kids is for kids 52" and shorter. Look for this activity at Section 138 at every Sunday home game from 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm. 99.9 KISS COUNTRY: 99.9 KISS Country will be outside Gate G with prizes and contests for everyone from 11:00 am -- 1:00 pm, and they will be promoting tickets in the KISS Country zone (section 140) for only $9.99. BABE RUTH EXHIBIT: The Babe Ruth Museum's travel exhibit will be on display outside Gate G prior to the game. GENERAL INFORMATION 2003 GAME TIMES: The 2003 season will feature new start times for Friday, Saturday and Sunday games with weeknight games remaining at 7:05 pm. All home weekends will feature a 7:35 pm start on Fridays, a 6:05 pm start on Saturdays and a 1:35 pm start on Sundays. On Saturday, September 27th, the Marlins will play the Mets at 1:25 pm. PARKING AND GATE OPENINGS: Parking gates at Pro Player Stadium will open 2 hours prior to game time with the stadium gates opening 1 1/2 hours prior to the game. For 7:05 pm game starts the gates will open at 5:30 pm, for a 1:25 or 1:35 pm start the gates will open at 12:00 pm, and for a 7:35 pm start the gates will open at 6:00 pm. HOMERUNAZO: The Florida Marlins are proud to announce the return of Homerunazo for the 2003 season. Budweiser is returning as the sponsor of the program that donates $100 per home run at home to the Florida Marlins Community Foundation. Third baseman Mike Lowell and catcher Pudge Rodriguez are the Marlins team representatives for the program. FAN FRIENDLY RAIN POLICY: Fans who attend a Florida Marlins game at Pro Player Stadium will be allowed to exchange their game ticket for a ticket to another game during the 2003 season if on the date of their purchased ticket the game experiences a rain delay or delays over 90 minutes. In the event your seat category is not available you may exchange your ticket(s) for the next available price level. When an exchange is made for a ticket of greater value, the ticket holder will pay the difference. COMMUNITY HOTLINE: Fans may receive information about donations, the Speakers Bureau, Ballpark Buddies, the Florida Marlins Community Foundation and scoreboard announcements by calling 305.626.7470. MARLINS RADIO NETWORK: All games will be broadcast on WQAM 560 AM and the Marlins Radio Network in English and on WQBA 1140 AM in Spanish. The Marlins Radio Network consists of: WQAM 560 AM in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale; WELE 1380 AM in Daytona Beach; WJNA 640 AM in West Palm Beach; WAXE 1370AM in Vero Beach; WWCN 770 AM in Naples/Ft. Myers; WJNX 1330 AM in Ft. Pierce; WMEL 920 AM in Melbourne; WBGF 93.5 FM in Belle Glades; WORL 660 AM in Orlando and WKWF 1600 AM in Key West. CELEBRATION CLUB: Fans interested in posting a Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, or any other special message on the Matrix Board during the sixth inning should call 305.626.7352. 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