Jose Fernandez has a new item to add to his resume after the Miami Marlins named a part of their ballpark after him. That area will now be known as the "Jose's Heroes" section, the team announced Monday.
The area is located in the left field Bullpen Reserved area of Marlins Park, specifically in sections 29-32. As part of the newly named area, the team also introduced a new ticket plan. The "Jose's Heroes" ticket plan includes a ticket for all 81 home games, a new monthly T-shirt, a "K card," and a meet-and-greet with Fernandez himself. The "K Card" figures to get plenty of use, as it is intended to be held up by each fan in the area after every strikeout from the reigning Rookie of the Year.
Naming a section after a player is relatively common these days with one of the more well-known ones being "Kings Court" in Seattle for Felix Hernandez. Typically fans will wear the same shirt, carry similar signs, and even create unique chants for their group. In Seattle, the fans not only get a shirt but get a "K Card" as well in a similar setup to the new Marlins promotion.
This isn't the first time that the Marlins have had a player themed group or area of their park. Dan Uggla for a time had "Uggla's Ugglies" in left field at Sun Life Stadium where fans wore the same shirt and loudly cheered on Uggla. Hanley Ramirez also had a promotion for a time named "Hanley's Heroes" with a group T-shirt once again being the main aspect.
Tickets for "Jose's Heroes" as well as individual games will go on sale this Saturday at Marlins Park and at marlins.com.