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Barbanegras to Debut Saturday

As a team participating in MiLB’s Copa initiative, the Bradenton Marauders will play as the Bradenton Barbanegras for four games this season, starting Saturday night against the Tampa Tarpons.  Bradenton’s proximity to the Floridian Gulf Coast makes the region ripe with centuries-old stories of conquistadors and other seafaring explorers.  To better connect the region’s maritime history to its robust, large Hispanic community, the Babanegras (“Black Beards”) moniker came to light.  Read more and see uniforms here.

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Marauders Promote Warzecha to Assistant GM

Bradenton Marauders Alternative LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced that Craig Warzecha has been promoted to Manager, Sales and Assistant General Manager of the Bradenton Marauders. Sales Director and Marauders General Manager Rachelle Madrigal announced the appointment, which is effective immediately. Continue reading

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Marauders Unveil 2016 Promo Slate

Bradenton Marauders Alternative LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Bradenton Marauders today announced the 2016 promotional schedule for weekly and daily promotions. Single game tickets for the 2016 Bradenton Marauders season will go on sale on Monday, February 22 at 9:00 a.m. The Marauders open the 2016 regular season on Saturday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading

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Madrigal Promoted to GM

Bradenton Marauders Alternative LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced that Rachelle Madrigal has been promoted to Director, Sales and General Manager of Bradenton Marauders. The appointment, which is effective immediately, was announced by Dennis DaPra, Executive Vice President and General Manager of PNC Park and Facility Management. Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: McKechnie Field (Bradenton, FL)

Bradenton Marauders Alternative LogoMLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently visited McKechnie Field, home of the Bradenton Marauders (Single-A, Florida State League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Pirates Unveil New Spring Training Clubhouse

Pittsburgh Pirates PBradenton Marauders LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Pittsburgh Pirates today unveiled the club’s new Major League clubhouse at McKechnie Field, the team’s Spring Training ballpark in Bradenton, Fla. Continue reading

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Pirates Announce Improvements to McKechnie Field and Pirate City

Pittsburgh Pirates PBradenton Marauders LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced plans for two capital improvement projects to enhance baseball operations and training facilities at McKechnie Field and Pirate City.

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Spring Training Attendance Records Fall in Bradenton

Pittsburgh Pirates PBradenton Marauders LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Pittsburgh Pirates set new records for average attendance and single game attendance during the 2014 Grapefruit League season. The Pirates drew 91,046 people to 12 Spring Training home games at historic McKechnie Field. Continue reading

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Marauders Name New GM, Unveil 2014 Florida State League All-Star Game Logo

Bradenton Marauders Alternative LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced that A.J. Grant has been named Manager of McKechnie Field Operations and General Manager of the Bradenton Marauders. The appointment was announced by Dennis DaPra, Executive Vice President and General Manager of PNC Park and Facility Management. Continue reading

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This Week’s Promo Preview

MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the upcoming best promotions in affiliated ball for the week of May 8 – 14, including “Farewell to The Office” (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders), “Condiment War III” (Bradenton Marauders), a “Crazy Hot Dog Vendor Soap Dispenser” giveaway (Reading Fightin Phils).  Read more here.

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Fans Turn Out for Spring Training at Renovated McKechnie

Pittsburgh Pirates LogoBradenton Marauders LogoMcKechnie Field, the summer home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and regular-season home of the Single-A Bradenton Marauders (Florida State League), has undergone a $10 million renovation, and the spend appears to be paying off.  Attendance is up four percent over last year, and a record 8,541 turned out for a St. Patrick’s Day game Sunday between the Pirates and Continue reading

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McKechnie Field: Makeover Update

Pittsburgh Pirates LogoBradenton Marauders LogoMcKechnie Field, the summer home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and regular-season home of the Single-A Bradenton Marauders (Florida State League), is undergoing a $10 million renovation.  County and city officials and members of the media were given a half- hour tour of the stadium Thursday to show them how the project is progressing.  Read more and view photo hereWatch news clip here.

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Own a Piece of McKechnie History

PRESS RELEASE – The Pittsburgh Pirates and Bradenton Marauders today announced that seats scheduled to be removed from McKechnie Field are available for sale. The cost is a $25 donation to Pirates Charities for each seat purchased. Proceeds from the purchase of the seats will benefit Pirates Charities, the official philanthropic arm of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Continue reading

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‘Babies on Deck’ Promo with Unique Bobble Baby Tonight in Bradenton

PRESS RELEASE – The Bradenton Marauders can’t answer the age-old question about where babies come from, but they do know that babies love McKechnie Field. The Marauders will celebrate babies and expecting parents on Tuesday, August 28, when the Marauders host the Fort Myers Miracle with our Babies on Deck promotion presented by Manatee Memorial Continue reading

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Renovations Coming to McKechnie Field

The City of Bradenton (FL) has approved $7.5 million in upgrades for McKechnie Field, the spring-training home for the Pittsburgh Pirates and regular-season home for the Single-A Bradenton Marauders (Florida State League).  Upgrades will include a new 360-degree boardwalk; permanent roof; new concessions, restrooms and specialty bar; and an increased capacity from 6,500 to 8,500.  Read more here.

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Funds Approved for Ballpark Renovations

The City of Bradenton (FL) and Manatee County have signed off on a deal that would provide $7.5 million for improvements to McKechnie Field, the spring home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and regular-season home of the Bradenton Marauders (Florida State League).  Read more here.  Thanks to Eddie Utley for the link.

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Marauders Unveil New Alternative Logo

PRESS RELEASE – The Bradenton Marauders Professional Baseball Team, the Single-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, are proud to introduce a new alternate logo that will be used during the 2012 season. The new alternate logo ties the two year old Marauder brand in with that of the storied history of the Pittsburgh Pirates who own the Marauders franchise. This new alternate logo will be featured as an Continue reading

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Marauders Announce Radio/TV Deals

PRESS RELEASE – The Bradenton Marauders, Class A-Advanced Affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, are proud to announce that all 140 games of the 2011 season plus playoffs will be broadcast on the radio. In addition, the Marauders Magazine, a monthly half-hour program, will air on Manatee Educational Television. Continue reading

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