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Hi Marlins fans. Looking for some advice. I’m visiting Miami from Scotland in May and want to take in a Marlins game. I’m really looking forward to my very first visit to a ballpark, so which game would you recommend for a big crowd and a good atmosphere?

 

Friday evening (Braves/Orioles); Saturday/Sunday afternoon (Braves/Orioles);

 

Saturday evening (Orioles); Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday evening (D-backs) or Thursday afternoon (D-backs).

 

Forgive my newbie question but can I buy tickets on the day at the stadium (we can do this for soccer matches in Scotland) or do I have to use StubHub?

 

Thanks for any help you can give me.

 

 

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One of the Friday/Saturday games against the Braves would have the largest crowds from the options you've provided.

 

The Braves are division rivals and there are many GA transplants in Miami who still follow the Braves. Couple that with the fact that it's a weekend and you're going to have a decent sized crowd.

 

 

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Yey! A fellow Brit!

 

The atmosphere at a baseball game is EXACTLY the same as at a UK soccer game. Don't forget to lead the crowd in a few renditions of "you're gonna get your fucking head kicked in!" and when the ump makes a bad call "Who's the bastard, who's the bastard, who's the bastard in the black?"

 

It's also a traditon to get your wang out during the national anthem.

 

 

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Yey! A fellow Brit!

 

The atmosphere at a baseball game is EXACTLY the same as at a UK soccer game. Don't forget to lead the crowd in a few renditions of "you're gonna get your fucking head kicked in!" and when the ump makes a bad call "Who's the bastard, who's the bastard, who's the bastard in the black?"

 

It's also a traditon to get your wang out during the national anthem.

 

Just what I needed - a reply from a complete tosser! If you are a Brit no wonder we have such a shit reputation abroad. I bet you're English.

 

 

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Yey! A fellow Brit!

 

The atmosphere at a baseball game is EXACTLY the same as at a UK soccer game. Don't forget to lead the crowd in a few renditions of "you're gonna get your fucking head kicked in!" and when the ump makes a bad call "Who's the bastard, who's the bastard, who's the bastard in the black?"

 

It's also a traditon to get your wang out during the national anthem.

 

Just what I needed - a reply from a complete tosser! If you are a Brit no wonder we have such a shit reputation abroad. I bet you're English.

 

 

 

 

Wow. Brit in "completely misses sarcasm" shocker. No wonder our top comedy over here is "Mrs Brown's Boys".

 

I am a tosser though - not denying that.

 

 

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Brit fight!

 

And for the record I enjoy Mrs Browns boys.

 

 

I understand though that Mrs Brown herself is not so keen on your appreciation.

 

Brit forums are always like this. We are a nation of keyboard warriors.

 

Brit soccer matches (most of them anyway) are genuinely fuelled by immature, laughable, pointless antagonism between rival sets of supporters. During a recent game I watched for my soccer team, a "fan" actually managed to run onto the pitch and assault one of the players. Can you imagine that happening at a sports event here?

 

I've never been assaulted at a football game (I'm a big bloke), although once I got a cup of hot tea poured over me by a "rival" fan, and this was at a third tier (equivalent to Single A over here) game.

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Friday and Sat night games will always have the best crowds.

 

You can buy tickets at the park on gameday or in advance. I suggest in advance since it's your first time. You can also pay for parking when buying your ticket in advance. If you don't want to pay $20 for parking, you can park in the area below on the street for free, or pay $5-15 to park at someones house. You will see them holding signs and waving you in.

 

If you want to be a little adventurous and save $, do what I do. It's not difficult at all.

 

Parking = free.

 

Tickets = $5 each.

 

Food = Good and cheaper than inside.

 

Beer = Whatever you want.

 

Parking:

 

Anywhere in yellow will be free street parking. It's the best area, but it's not dangerous at all. Just find a place to park, and walk to the park.

 

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Tickets:

 

Find a scalper. They are all over the place on the ballpark grounds. It will usually be a black or black looking guy. They will want $20. Say you will only pay $5. They will try and say no, but don't be afraid to walk away and look for another scalper. Usually they will call you back and say OK. You won't pay more than $5 a ticket. I've paid $3 a ticket when the game was just about to start, and the marlins were really bad. The scalpers pay $1 a ticket, so don't be afraid to get your price. Check the tickets before you pay for them. It's never happened to me, but I have heard stories at other ballparks where the scalpers sell old tickets. Just check the date. Make sure you are sitting with whomever you are going with. Best part about this, besides the price, is being able to really go wherever you want in the ballpark. Walk around, checkout the bar in left field, and if you see an empty area that you want to checkout the game from, just go sit there. There are plenty of aisles that don't have someone checking tickets. Most games are 1/2 empty so you can take your pick of where to sit.

 

Food:

 

Street food. There are people selling food on the street. Eat that food. It's good, and cheaper than what's inside.

 

Beer:

 

BYOB. You can't take it inside (unless you are motivated to), but you can buy food, drink beer, and enjoy the ballpark grounds. Then once you've got a nice buzz going, head inside. Last season they had some standup tables and the layout of the exterior provides a decent amount of sitting area. If you don't want to bring your own, you can walk to the walgreens on the north corner of the park, and buy some there.

 

This is what I like to do. It ends up being really really cheap, and I have a great time.

 

Squall you are a genius next time I'm in town I''ll hit you up...It's on me!

 

 

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