|Event Includes Spectacular Fireworks, Giveaways, a Commemorative Jersey Auction, and David Nail in Concert
Bradenton, Fla. – The Bradenton Marauders will hold a patriotic celebration of epic proportions to honor America on Tuesday, July 2 at McKechnie Field. The Marauders host the Fort Myers Miracle at 6:30 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Country music star David Nail will perform a concert after the game.
Nail signed his first recording contract in 2002. In 2011 his album The Sound of a Million Dreams produced his first number one hit single, “Let it Rain.” The title track from that album was also top-50 on the Hot Country Songs chart. He released his latest single, titled “Whatever She’s Got”, last month.
In addition to his chart-topping musical career, Nail is also an avid baseball fan. He has participated multiple times in the All Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game during the Major League Baseball All-Star festivities, highlighted by his home run in 2010 at Angels Stadium. He sang “God Bless America” during Game 7 of the 2011 World Series.
The first 1,000 fans at the game will receive a commemorative baseball. The Marauders will play the game in patriotic red, white, and blue jerseys that will be available for auction during the game. Winning bidders will be invited onto the field after the game to receive their jersey directly from the player and to have the jersey autographed.
On the field before the game, a special pre-game ceremony will be held to recognize World War II veterans who have participated or will participate in the Honor Flight of West Central Florida. After the game there will be a patriotic fireworks extravaganza presented by Bright House Networks and Budweiser. This will be the biggest fireworks show yet at newly-renovated McKechnie Field.
Group ticket pricing is available to groups of 10 or more that book at least 72 hours in advance of the game. Group tickets can be purchased by calling 941-747-3031 or by visiting the McKechnie Field ticket office. Single game tickets are available now at the McKechnie Field ticket office or online at www.BradentonMarauders.com. Fans can save $2 per ticket from day-of-game pricing by purchasing tickets in advance.
The McKechnie Field ticket office is open on non-game days from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday-Friday and closed on weekend non-game days. On Monday-Saturday game days, the ticket office opens at 1:00 p.m. and closes at the conclusion of the game. On Sunday game days and special games with 10 a.m. start times, the ticket office opens two hours prior to the game.