The annual Jackie Robinson Celebration Game will return to Historic Dodgertown on April 15, featuring a Florida State League contest between the St. Lucie Mets and Fort Myers Miracle.
April 15 marks the annual celebration of Jackie Robinson Day around baseball, honoring the anniversary of when Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947. Numerous remembrances take place throughout Major League and Minor League Baseball on that date, including the annual Jackie Robinson Celebration Game at Holman Stadium–part of the Historic Dodgertown complex in Vero Beach, FL.
Details on the 2019 Jackie Robinson Celebration Game have been announced, as the Mets will host the Miracle with first pitch scheduled for 6:42 local time. This will be the sixth annual edition of the event, presented by Historic Dodgertown and United Way of Indian River County. More from TCPalm:
“United Way is proud to partner with Historic Dodgertown in the sixth annual Jackie Robinson Celebration Game,” United Way CEO Michael Kint said. “This has become a phenomenal community-wide event that is inspirational, family-friendly, affordable and lots of fun. We deliberately keep ticket prices as low as possible so more people have access to this outstanding event.”
Massey Romans Wealth Management Team of Raymond James together with Indian River Eco-District, a Frankens Energy initiative, generously sponsor this year’s game, helping to give Treasure Coast residents an affordable opportunity to enjoy professional baseball once again at Historic Dodgertown’s Holman Stadium.
Advance tickets are priced at $6 each and are available March 25 through April 11 at the following locations: All Marine Bank and Seacoast Bank branches in Indian River County, as well as at the United Way Center and Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, and also exclusively in St. Lucie County at First Data Field, the home of the St. Lucie Mets.
From April 12 to April 15, tickets will be sold exclusively at Historic Dodgertown’s main lobby for $8 each. Children, age 3 and under, get in free.
Historic Dodgertown is certainly a fitting venue for the annual Jackie Robinson Celebration Game. A former naval air station, it was converted to a spring training camp by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1948 and served as the franchise’s spring home until 2008. Holman Stadium was also used for Florida State League action for many years, with the 2008 Vero Beach Devil Rays being the last FSL team to call the ballpark its regular-season home.