Fort Bragg to host MLB regular season game

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There will be a lot of firsts to happen in the sports this year. The MLB will host an exhibition game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban National Team in Havana for the first time since 1999 and will then host a game on military base, Fort Bragg.

According to reports, Fort Bragg will host the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins on July 3. This will be the first regular-season game of any professional sport ever hosted on a military base.

The game will take place at the North Carolina base on the eve of Independence Day. The two teams will play at the new baseball stadium, which has a 12,500 seating capacity.

“Major League Baseball’s boundless gratitude to our military has led us to a unique event that will benefit the men and women of Fort Bragg and their families for many years,” commissioner Rob Manfred said in a release. “I thank the Braves and the Marlins for their participation and all of our clubs and players for contributing to this gesture, which will stand as a fitting new chapter in the national pastime’s proud and distinguished military history.”

The game will broadcast live on ESPN on July 3 at 8 p.m. as part of ESPN Sunday Night Baseball.

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CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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