How to Watch Batting Practice at LoanDepot Park [Miami Marlins]


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MLB players are very good at hitting a baseball and watching them taking batting practice can be a lot of fun. Not only is this a time where some players will interact with the fans and sign autographs, you may also be able to snag a souvenir baseball. It is also a time where fans can become familiar with players from the visiting team. But what about Miami Marlins games at LoanDepot Park? Can you watch batting practice at LoanDepot Park?

Yes, you can watch batting practice at LoanDepot Park, although it’s worth noting that batting practice may begin prior to the stadium gates opening, so fans may miss some of the players taking batting practice. The official time that Miami Marlins batting practice is held can change, but in general, you can expect batting practice to begin roughly two and a half hours before game time. Typically, batting practice lasts 45-50 minutes per team.

The Marlins will take batting practice first, since they are the home team. After that, the visiting team will take their batting practice. The length of batting practice can fluctuate day-to-day, but most teams stick to normal routines as much as possible. You can check out the Marlins information guide to check out any updates.

LoanDepot Park gates will open 90 minutes before first pitch for most fans and games with a few exceptions. Guests with premium seats in “The Club: DEX Imaging” or suites can get in 2 hours before first pitch. Also, Marlins Members can get in 2 1/2 hours before first pitch on Friday and Saturday at LoanDepot Park Gate 11. The Marlins will take batting practice first, and then the road team. This means that for most fans the Marlins will already by taking batting practice when you get into the park.

Although batting practice is usually held, it is worth noting that there can be occasional exceptions due to weather or other circumstances. Batting practice time is at the manager’s discretion, but as I mentioned earlier, most teams stick to normal routines as much as possible.

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Miami Marlins Batting Practice Time

Can You Watch Batting Practice at LoanDepot Park?

Yes, you can watch batting practice at LoanDepot Park. As we discussed above, the official time that Miami Marlins batting practice is held can change, but in general, you can expect batting practice to begin roughly 2 to 2.5 hours before game time.

The Miami Marlins will take batting practice first, since they are the home team. After that, the visiting team will take their batting practice. The length of batting practice can fluctuate day-to-day, but batting practice usually lasts 45-60 minutes per team.

LoanDepot Park gates will open 90 minutes before first pitch for most fans and games with a few exceptions. Guests with premium seats in “The Club: DEX Imaging” or suites can get in 2 hours before first pitch. Also, Marlins Members can get in 2 1/2 hours before first pitch on Friday and Saturday at LoanDepot Park Gate 11.

The main takeaway is that even though, yes, fans are allowed to enter the stadium early to watch batting practice at LoanDepot Park, because the gates only open primarily between 90 minutes and 2 hours before first pitch the Marlins will often be underway when you get inside the park. The road team will then take batting practice after the Marlins.

What Time do Gates Open for Batting Practice?

As we discussed above, LoanDepot Park gates open 90 minutes prior to game time for most fans and 2 hours before the game for premium ticket holders. Also, Marlins Members can get into the park via LoanDepot Park Gate 11 two and a half hours before first pitch on Friday and Saturday games. It is worth noting that gate times are always subject to change, but most teams stick to normal gate times as much as possible.

After the Marlins complete their portion of batting practice, the road team will take the field and hold batting practice. For more information on stadium gates, visit our LoanDepot Park Gate & Parking Guide.

Do You Need a Ticket for Batting Practice?

You will, of course, need a game ticket to be able to enter LoanDepot Park and watch batting practice, but you don’t need an additional ticket to be able to watch batting practice.

If you need tickets for an upcoming Miami Marlins game, you can read more by visiting our article that discusses buying tickets at LoanDepot Park.


Other Things to do Besides Watching Batting Practice at LoanDepot Park

When heading to the game, you may want to check out some of the other attractions near or in LoanDepot Park. Here are a couple popular attractions near LoanDepot Park that we think you might enjoy.

Little Havana is the vibrant neighborhood with a large Cuban population. The neighborhood is about 1.5 miles or a 5 minute car ride or 25 minute walk from LoanDepot Park. Calle Ocho or SW 8th Street is the heart and soul of the area with plenty of restaurants, bakeries, cigar shops, and rum bars for guests to be able to experience parts of Cuban culture. Art galleries and music venues even more to the cultural offerings.

The Bobblehead Museum is still a fun experience for guests of all ages, with many different display cases of bobbleheads. The huge display houses bobblehead figures from all the MLB teams. The museum exhibits are designed to always be lightly shaking to keep the bobbleheads always bobbling. 

Also, going to a game isn’t complete without buying a jersey from your local team. If you are wanting to get a jersey of you favorite current or past Marlins player, I would encourage you to check out our Authentic Marlins Jersey article.

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