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Six Reasons to Catch Bradenton Marauders’ Minor-League Games

Get on over to LECOM Park this summer for major baseball fun.

By Hannah Wallace April 17, 2017

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Image: Gene Pollux

Catch a Rising Star

Household names like Gerrit Cole, Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte were all Bradenton Marauders not long ago. The guys you see up close this summer could be on ESPN next year.

Sit Pretty

With minor-league ticket prices, you can take the whole family to the game and sit where you like. Plus, the 360-degree LECOM boardwalk lets you watch from every angle.

Score Autographs

Camp out at the seats along the first-base line to flag down players as they walk between the dugout and the clubhouse. If you catch a foul ball or—even better—a home run, there’s a decent chance the hitter will sign it for you.

Pick a Theme Night

Game promos include GEEKEND (July 21 and 22) with Super Villain Night followed by Star Wars Night. You can even bring your dog July 29 for “Pups Run the Bases” after the game.

Drink Beer—Cheap

“I had to take out a second mortgage for this beer.” Expensive concessions are a go-to joke for the major league set, but Thursday-night Marauders games offer $1 drafts and other great deals.

Enjoy Cool Summer Nights

Nighttime baseball is one of the best excuses to be outside during summertime in Southwest Florida. Kick back in the cooling evening air and watch the game under a spectacular sunset. 

Games are at LECOM Park in Bradenton.

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