Guess who else is coming back? Florida Marlins are returning to Greensboro!

Posted by Andy Durham on November 19, 2009 at 2:15 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Florida MARLINS vs. Greensboro GRASSHOPPERS
Opening Day 2010 to be a Big Splash at NewBridge Bank Park

Chris Coghlan, the National League Rookie of the Year is coming back to town……(Coghlan, Greensboro Grasshoppers 2007)

(Greensboro, NC) Yes, the Holiday Season is upon us but Spring is in the air at NewBridge Bank Park! The Grasshoppers are excited to announce the Florida Marlins will kick off the 2010 Hoppin’ Fun Season with an exhibition game versus the Greensboro GRASSHOPPERS!

The exhibition game will be played Saturday, April 3, with the first pitch scheduled for 3:00 p.m., gates opening at 1:00 p.m. This is the second big splash from the Marlins; having also played an exhibition game as a start to the 2005 Inaugural Season. “We are thrilled to be able to kick off another exciting season with the Marlins returning to Greensboro,” said Donald Moore, Grasshoppers President and General Manager.

“The Florida Marlins greatly appreciate our partnership with the Greensboro Grasshoppers and are grateful for everything they have done for our players, staff and development process during the past six years. Greensboro is a premier organization in Minor League Baseball, and one we are proud to have as an affiliate,” said Jim Fleming, Marlins VP, Player Development/Scouting/Assistant GM.

Tickets for the exhibition game will go on sale Saturday, February 27 in conjunction with the Grasshoppers annual Tickets On Sale Day. The ticket price will be $10.00 for the seating bowl and $8.00 for lawn. “We are excited to bring our Major League club back to Greensboro next April for another exhibition game and, in the process, showcase several former Grasshoppers currently on the Marlins’ Major League roster,” said Fleming.

Look for more detailed information to come in January regarding Tickets On Sale Day.

Season Tickets and ACC Tournament packages are now on sale. Visit NewBridge Bank Park or call 336.268.2255 for more information. The Hoppers Yard is open for Holiday shopping Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday December 5, 12 and 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Grasshoppers finished the 2009 season with an attendance of 406,549 and have welcomed over 2.1 million fans to NewBridge Bank Park, drawing over 400,000 fans in each of its first five years at the new downtown ballpark. The team is the proud recipient of both the South Atlantic League’s Club Merit Award and the General Manager of the Year Award in 2005 through 2008.

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