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Flying Tigers return with Promotion-Packed Home Opener

Posted on March 5th, 2013 by

Categories: Baseball, Upcoming

The Lakeland Flying Tigers‘ 2013 season kicks off on Friday, April 5 at Joker Marchant Stadium when the team begins defense of their Florida State League Championship against the Tampa Yankees.  Game time is scheduled for 7:11 p.m., and the gates to Joker Marchant Stadium will open at 5:30 p.m.

2013 marks the 47th season Lakeland has been a Detroit Tigers affiliate, the longest affiliation in Minor League Baseball.   This is also the 63rd season Lakeland has been a member of the Florida State League.  Lakeland’s 2012 Championship was the 6th championship in league history and the first since 1992.

Tickets for all home games are available by calling the Flying Tigers at (863) 686-8075.  Box seats are $6 and reserved seats are $5.  Seniors 55 and over, children 14 and under and active military personnel receive a $1.00 discount.  Saturday tickets are an additional $1.  Wednesday All-You-Can-Eat tickets are $10.  Monday tickets are $1.  Parking is FREE.

April 5 Promotions Include:

7-11 Friday’s Presented by 7-11 Socrum Loop

MetroPCS Family 4-Pack
Families can enjoy the MetroPCS Family 4-Pack on Friday nights. With a MetroPCS coupon you receive 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs and 4 sodas for only $24! Vouchers are available at Lakeland Metro PCS locations.
·        Tattoo and balloon artists from Twisted Artz will be in the main concourse beginning at 5:30 p.m.
·        Local Flying Tigers Little League Teams will be recognized on the field before the game.

Magnet Schedule Giveaway
The first 1,500 fans that enter the ballpark will receive a free 2013 Flying Tigers magnet schedule sponsored by Crestwood Suites Lakeland.

Fireworks Extravaganza
Post-game Fireworks Extravaganza (weather permitting)

McKeel Academy Spirit Night
McKeel Academy students, teachers and parents will be participating in fun promotions throughout the game.

Chick-fil-A Night
Look for special promotions, contests and giveaways throughout the game from Chick-fil-A.

T.G.I. Friday’s Flying Tigers Mug Club Night #1
All fans 21 and older will receive a special Mug Club flier from T.G.I. Friday’s.  The first 100 fans 21 and older that bring the flier to Friday’s after the game will receive a special Friday’s/Flying Tigers mug, compliments of Friday’s.  Friday’s is the official “After Party” location of the Flying Tigers for all Friday night home games.  Friday’s is located at 4204 Highway 98 North in Lakeland.


The Flying Tigers are a Class A Affiliate of the Detroit Tigers.  For more information please visit the Flying Tigers online at www.LakelandFlyingTigers.com or call (863) 686-8075.

Zach Burek, General Manager
Lakeland Flying Tigers

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