Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/15/14

If you thought the Miami Marlins had trouble putting fans in the stands in years past, wait until you get a load of what they are doing this year. Now that the team has decided to fire Ozzie Guillen and trade Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle to the Toronto Blue Jays, interest in the upcoming season seems lower than ever. Aside from Giancarlo Stanton, there isn’t much that is going to inspire Marlins fans (if there are any) to attend a game. However, we have some good news for those Marlins fans who actually enjoy attending games at the brand new ballpark the team just built in Miami. If you purchase a ticket to the Marlins home opener against the Atlanta Braves on April 8th, you will receive a ticket to any other game of your choice — on the house. According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Marlins ran a promotion last year where fans who purchased a season-ticket package would be entered into a lottery for a chance to score a ticket to the first ever game at the new Marlins Park. Now that the park is a full year old, the team can’t even give tickets away. Marlins president David Samson season ticket sales have fallen to under 5,000 this season from 12,000 last year. The home opener on April 8 still isn’t sold out. The Marlins are a Major League Baseball team, but it seems like it’s only a matter of time before they’re shooting human beings out of cannons in an attempt to get people to come to the ballpark. H/T Big League Stew Related posts: Marlins Park nearing completion – Video tour Marlins president David Samson reportedly says Miami people are stupid, cares more about money than fans Marlins Bribing Fans to Stuff All-Star Ballot Boxes with Tickets

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