Miami Marlins to celebrate return of opening seating on July 5, with special pregame ceremonies and postgame fireworks to recognize veterans and frontline heroes

Marlins also introduce new concession offerings at loanDepot park: Magic City BBQ, Bites de la Calle, and Street Taco

June 30th, 2021

MIAMI – The Miami Marlins are restoring open seating at loanDepot park for Marlins home games, beginning Monday, July 5, with tickets starting at $10. The Marlins will host a fireworks show presented by War Heroes on Water, in coordination with the City of Miami, following the conclusion of the 6:40 p.m. game vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers – the day after Independence Day.

War Heroes on Water is the therapeutic sportfishing tournament for combat wounded Veterans created in 2018 by loanDepot Founder and CEO Anthony Hsieh. WHOW has raised more than $1 Million to support Veterans services and will be hosting local combat wounded Veterans on Monday at loanDepot park, with the group being recognized in-game during the Marlins Impact Moment in the 4th inning.

Pre-game ceremonies for Monday, July 5th include Sergeant Lizlinda Bremer from the City of Miami Police Department singing the national anthem with an on-field presentation of the United States of America flag, and loanDepot Founder and CEO Anthony Hsieh taking the mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch with Freedom Alliance Program Officer Mike Nares. Nares is an Army Staff Sergeant USMC (Ret.), who was deployed four times to Iraq and Afghanistan, serving 47 months in combat. While deployed in Afghanistan in January 2010 he was injured in an ambush. He has been honored with two Purple Heart medals and two Bronze Star medals with the “v” for valor, among other decorations.

Tickets are on sale now for all remaining Marlins home games of the 2021 season at Monday, July 5 is also a Salute & Serve Day presented by loanDepot, providing the opportunity for active and retired military personnel, veterans, fire rescue personnel, members of the police department and health care professionals to receive two complimentary tickets.

Additionally, the Marlins today announced new concession offerings at loanDepot park for fans beginning on July 5:

v Magic City BBQ (Section 10 on Promenade Level)

o Smoke House inspired in Southern flavors, featuring Hickory Slow Smoked Pork Nachos, Shredded Pork Sandwich, and Smoke House Hot Dog

v Bites de la Calle (Section 9 on Promenade Level)

o Interpretation of Miami’s favorite street foods, with bold flavors like, “Completo” Smothered Hot Dog, unique ballpark Salchipapas, and tropical flavor inspired Latin Nachos

v Street Taco (Section 19 on Promenade Level)

o Festive, zesty and vibrant street tacos featuring Asian Chicken and Beef

In addition to these new offerings, fans can enjoy the return of the Fowl Pole (Section 5 on Promenade Level), a homage to the old fashion chicken coop concept of traditional Crispy Chicken Tenders and Crispy Chicken Sandwich; as well as La Cocina presented by Goya (Section 40 on Promenade Level), bringing Miami favorite local eats such as Pressed Cuban Sandwich, Pan Con Lechon, with combined with ballpark fun in the form of Mojo Pork Yucca” Nachos.” Fans should visit for more information on ballpark bites.