Over 40,000 fans attend Jiffy Lube Marlins FanFest and Select-A-Seat

MIAMI, FL – The Miami Marlins today hosted the first ever Jiffy Lube Miami Marlins FanFest and Select-A-Seat presented by MetroPCS held at Marlins Park. Over 40,000 fans attended FanFest and over 130,000 tickets for the inaugural Miami Marlins season were sold.


“Today was a new beginning for baseball in Miami. The overwhelming interest in Marlins Park and the team itself clearly shows that Miami and all of South Florida are ready to embrace this team and this ballpark as its own,” said David Samson, Miami Marlins President. “We are all looking forward to opening night April 4, when baseball history will be made.”


Fans had the opportunity to meet players, get autographs, walk through and take pictures of the brand new Marlins Park, and select their ticket plan in person for the inaugural Miami Marlins season. FanFest was free and open to the public.


Single game tickets for the inaugural Miami Marlins season, including the Interleague series against the Boston Red Sox, are available for purchase on marlins.com. Tickets for the inaugural Opening Night on April 4th will only be available for fans purchasing Full Season Plans, 41-Game Half Season Plans, 20-Game Mini Plans and 20-Game Weekend Plans. For additional information, fans can call 1-877-411-2012 or visit the team's official website, www.marlins.com.