Miami Marlins place ticket deals on Groupon

MLB tickets on Groupon? Things are getting desperate for the Marlins

3/26/13 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

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In most MLB ballparks, Opening Day tickets are a hot commodity. Most teams boast of a sellout for Opening Day, even if their attendance is atrocious throughout the rest of the season.

Not so, with the Miami Marlins. Apparently the fans are really sick of how things are progressing (or perhaps regressing) in Miami, and the team has resorted to selling Opening Day ticket deals on Groupon for over 50% off.

This is an absolute embarrassment for the team, and it really makes you wonder how this team is going to attract people for the rest of the season. If they're having trouble selling tickets to arguably the most desirable game of the year, how are they going to be able to coax people into their games when there's 100-degree heat in the middle of July against some random NL bottom-feeder?

It might be time for the Marlins to go on yet another free agency spending spree next offseason, because I'm not sure how many more seasons like this they'll be able to afford.
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3/26/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

well.. the 100 degree heat is outdoors... and we do have AC here.. so home to car to game....that's not the problem... the ownership is... folks are just not happy and they will show it this year....the tax payor funded stadium is a problem... and the arrogance of the owner....this may not ever change.... they do not have a strong group of players.... but hey last place is what the fans are used to here... it was last years manager and so on... and so on and so on...

3/26/13   |   Jess   |   35097 respect

Maybe the Mariners should take notes