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Jumbo Shrimp Take The Field As Triple-A Team In Season Opener

Bill Bortzfield
121 Financial Ballpark in Jacksonville.

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp’s season opener is tonight, May 4, at 1211 Financial Ballpark in Downtown Jacksonville, the first game of a 6-game homestand against the Norfolk Tides.

This will be the first time in more than a year-and-a-half that the Shrimp will take the field.

It also marks the minor league team’s first appearance as the Triple-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins.

The gates open at 6 and the first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

Tuesday night’s season opener will be followed by fireworks.

Contact reporter Cyd Hoskinson at, 904-358-6351 and on Twitter at @cydwjctnews.

Cyd Hoskinson began working at WJCT on Valentine’s Day 2011.