By Michelle Kaufman
Miami FC will hold a pre-game memorial ceremony Wednesday night for Marlins superstar pitcher Jose Ferndandez, who died at age 24 early Sunday in a violent boating accident off South Beach.
Before the game against Ottawa FC, Miami FC's Cuban midfielder Ariel Martinez will carry onto the FIU Stadium field a Fernandez 16 Miami FC jersey that was created for the occasion. He will also carry a Marlins cap and they will be played in the center circle. There will be a moment of silence, and the team's fan group, Dade Brigade, also plans a tribute.
Wednesday's game was originally billed as College Night, so college students with ID get in for $1.
Miami FC CEO Sean Flynn, hired earlier this year, spent the previous 13 years as vice president of Marketing for the Marlins.