Miami Marlins' Latest Ticket Promotion Is A New Low

By Ryan Gaydos
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Are you a diehard fan of the Miami Marlins? You are? Well, then I applaud you for being so loyal and not switching to that other Florida team that does not have a World Series ring, or two for that matter.

The average value of a ticket for non-premium seats this season around Major League Baseball is $27.73. The Marlins are planning to offer its diehard fans tickets to a ball game for $1. That’s right, only $1. It’s another desperate attempt for a team without any real major-league talent aside from two kids, Jose Fernandez and Giancarlo Stanton. The last place Marlins cannot seem to put fans is in the seats.

Any actual baseball fan would love to see the Marlins play the Los Angeles Dodgers for $1 considering you may get to see Clayton Kershaw pitch and Yasiel Puig run the bases. Miami is advertising to its loyal fans who had to suffer one of the franchise’s worst seasons since 2012. The Marlins have 44 wins and are more than likely not going to get to the 69 wins it got last year.

Miami has the worst fan attendance in the league. You had to know it was not going to get better after the team was trying to use a Groupon to sell opening day tickets.

This has to be one of the worst promotions in history. Maybe another Disco Demolition-type night is what the Marlins need to bring in fans. These $1 tickets are disrespectful to the fans who are actually loyal and to the players that have to play 81 games a year at Marlins Park. You should never have to entice fans to come to a game because with the ticket price rather than the product on the field. If this is not a real red flag to everyone that is a fan of baseball or the Marlins, then I do not know what is.

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