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Marlins to open new ballpark with pair of exhibition games vs. Yankees

NEW YORK — The Marlins announced they'll open their new ballpark by hosting the New York Yankees in two exhibition games next April 1-2.

About 25,000 tickets will be available for the game April 1 starting at 1:10 p.m and about 30,000 tickets will be available for the April 2 game starting at 7:10.

The ballpark near downtown Miami is more than 76 percent complete according to the Marlins.

All 2012 full season and partial plan holders will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets to these exhibition games, with a limited amount of tickets going on sale to the general public in spring of 2012.

Information on full and partial season tickets for the New Marlins Ballpark is available by calling 1-877-MARLINS or online at www.marlins.com/2012.

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