The Miami Marlins’ 2013 season mercifully came to an end recently, but the organization is not done trying to score more cash out of its remaining fans.
After suffering through exactly 100 losses, pitcher Henderson Alvarez gave the faithful a treat during the team’s season finale. He pitched a no-hitter, but there was hardly anyone there to see it.
The Marlins are now trying to sell the unsold tickets from the game, 9,100 to be exact, as memorabilia from Alvarez’s historic outing. Each one is going for $15 apiece.
Here’s the press release from the Marlins’ official site:
Marlins Pitcher Henderson Alvarez made history on Sunday by tossing the fifth no-hitter in franchise history and the first no-hitter at Marlins Park. The Marlins are offering fans who were unable to attend the game the opportunity to purchase the remaining unsold tickets from yesterday’s game. The tickets can be bought at marlins.com/alvareznono and the Marlins Team Store located at Marlins Park.
Tickets went on sale today and will be available until Sunday, October 6th at midnight. The 9,100 remaining tickets are being sold starting at $15 with the majority of tickets available at the Vista Level.
A crowd of 28,315 was at Marlins Park for Closing Day and witnessed Alvarez pitch the historic game, beating the Detroit Tigers 1-0. Alvarez’s no-hitter is the fourth since the start of 1900 to be thrown on the final day of the regular season.
So for $15 you get a ticket to a game that you didn’t want to attend in the first place. Sounds about as Miami as it gets.