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Braves And Marlins To Play First Game Ever At Fort Bragg

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The Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins will play the first ever game, of any kind, at the Fort Bragg military base in North Carolina, this upcoming summer, according to MLB.com.

In honor of America’s 240th Birthday, Major League Baseball will pay tribute to all of the service men and women around the world who are keeping our country safe and allow us to have the freedom that we do. The game between the Braves and Marlins will take place during Independence Day Weekend on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 8pm as part of ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball”.

(Photo: mlb.com)

(Photo: mlb.com)

The game will take place at a recently added ballpark on the Fort Bragg base that will accommodate over 12,000 fans. The facility was funded by Major League Baseball and the MLBPA with the joint Industry Growth Fund. After the game, the field will host softball games for the military personnel at Fort Bragg.

This game between the Braves and Marlins will be the third of a three game series between the National League teams. The Atlanta Braves will be the home team with the first two games of the series being played in Atlanta.

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

Senior Editor at Legends On Deck®
Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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