INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The Triple-A teams of the Miami Marlins and the New York Mets will battle each other during a charity exhibition game at the Vero Beach Sports Village and tickets for the game are on sale now. The teams will face off on March 31 at 1 p.m. at Holman Stadium.
“This exhibition game provides us an opportunity to once again bring the excitement of Minor League Baseball to Vero Beach Sports Village,” said Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner. “The fact that this game between players just one step from the Major Leagues will benefit residents of Indian River County makes it even more special. I would like to thank the Marlins and Mets for agreeing to send their top affiliates to play in what hopefully will become an annual charity event.”
Tickets are $5 per person and benefit the Indian River County United Way. Parking is free. To get tickets before game day, visit the United Way Center, 1836 14th Ave., Vero Beach, or call (772) 567-8900. Tickets will also be sold at the entrance to Vero Beach Sports Village on the day of the game. Gates will open at 11 a.m. and concessions will be available.
The game is sponsored by the George E. Warren Corporation.
The Mets and the Marlins clubs haven’t played at the facility since 2008, the last year the Los Angeles Dodgers used it for spring training before moving their activities west to Glendale, Ariz.
“We appreciate the opportunity to return to the historic Dodgertown facility for an exhibition game,” said Adam Wogan, the Director of Minor League Operations for the New York Mets. “Our Triple-A players and staff will undoubtedly enjoy the chance to play in Holman Stadium while supporting a great cause in front of our baseball fans in the Vero Beach community.”
“It is an honor to have our players compete in a game this spring in historical Holman Stadium. With our organization’s continued emphasis on charitable endeavors throughout the South Florida community, this game to benefit the United Way is a natural fit for us and one in which we are very excited to participate,” added Brian Chattin, the Miami Marlins Director of Player Development.