The Lakeland Flying Tigers will host the 4th of July Independence Day Celebration at Joker Marchant Stadium on Wednesday, July 4. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance for the best seat locations and to avoid lines. Tickets for July 4th are available by calling the Flying Tigers at (863) 686-8075 or by visiting www.LakelandFlyingTigers.com. Box seats are $7 and reserved seats are $6 and seniors 55 and over and children 14 and under receive a $1.00 discount. Parking is FREE.
The Flying Tigers will take on the Clearwater Threshers in a Florida State League north-division match-up. Game time is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. and the gates to Marchant Stadium will open at 4:00 p.m. During the game the Flying Tigers will have holiday picnic themed games, contests, music and fun. The team will be wearing special patriotic red, white and blue jerseys. There will also be live music and entertainment following the game by the Sofa Kings.
The USSOCOM Parachute Demonstration Team “The Para-Commandos” will perform a precision freefall parachute demonstration to kick off the Lakeland Flying Tigers July 4th Celebration. The Para-Commandos are the only joint service parachute demonstration team in the U.S. military. The team is based at MacDill Air Force Base and will deliver an American flag to the field prior to the game.
The dueling fireworks spectacular will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. There will be two amazing fireworks displays skyrocketing at the same time choreographed to patriotic music. The shows are sponsored by The City of Lakeland, Lakeland Electric and The Ledger Media Group and will be displayed by Bell’s Fireworks Display Company.
The Flying Tigers are a Class A Affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. For more information please visit the Flying Tigers online at www.LakelandFlyingTigers.com.