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Fenway
01-27-2011, 02:32 PM
Dolphins are such a wonderful landlord

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/01/27/2037518/florida-marlins-to-be-home-team.html

Fenway
01-27-2011, 02:43 PM
The new Marlins park now looks like a park

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27405634@N08/5380885343/in/set-72157622401262052/

Red Barchetta
01-27-2011, 02:48 PM
The new Marlins park now looks like a park

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27405634@N08/5380885343/in/set-72157622401262052/

Looks pretty cool. Sort of like Miller Park South.

I hope the (Miami) Marlins bring back their teal uniforms like they wore when they broke into the league.

ComiskeyBrewer
01-27-2011, 02:59 PM
Looks pretty cool. Sort of like Miller Park South.

I hope the (Miami) Marlins bring back their teal uniforms like they wore when they broke into the league.

Agreed. With the setup of the decks and how the outfield is split, it reminds me alot of MP.

Here's a 3d view:
http://www.seats3d.com/mlb/florida_marlins/

bridgeportcopper
01-27-2011, 03:09 PM
Looks pretty cool. Sort of like Miller Park South.

I hope the (Miami) Marlins bring back their teal uniforms like they wore when they broke into the league.

I'm pretty sure i read somewhere when i was down there, that they are going to blue- silver & orange for colors. Not 100% positive though.

chisoxfanatic
01-27-2011, 03:16 PM
Dolphins are such a wonderful landlord

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/01/27/2037518/florida-marlins-to-be-home-team.html
This is probably good for MLB. I'm sure they'll do better at the gate this way.

VenturaFan23
01-27-2011, 03:16 PM
Dolphins are such a wonderful landlord

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/01/27/2037518/florida-marlins-to-be-home-team.html


At least they'll have more fans attending those games.

chisoxfanatic
01-27-2011, 03:17 PM
At least they'll have more fans attending those games.
LOL...Like-minded! :wink:

mantis1212
01-27-2011, 03:57 PM
I love how there isn't one city in the continental U.S. that is farther away from Miami than Seattle, and they choose it. They couldn't play in Atlanta, Washington, Texas, New York, Philly, Chicago, etc? It's not like they're guaranteeing a sell-out by playing in Seattle.

chisoxfanatic
01-27-2011, 04:20 PM
I love how there isn't one city in the continental U.S. that is farther away from Miami than Seattle, and they choose it. They couldn't play in Atlanta, Washington, Texas, New York, Philly, Chicago, etc? It's not like they're guaranteeing a sell-out by playing in Seattle.
I think MLB was concerned about maximizing attendance here, and, since their opponent for those three games IS Seattle, that would be the most logical place to relocate the series. I doubt they'd get more fans if they held the series in any other ballpark than if they held it at Safeco.

Fenway
01-27-2011, 04:25 PM
I think MLB was concerned about maximizing attendance here, and, since their opponent for those three games IS Seattle, that would be the most logical place to relocate the series. I doubt they'd get more fans if they held the series in any other ballpark than if they held it at Safeco.

Turns out the next Marlins series is in Oakland so.... they were looking at San Juan

DumpJerry
01-27-2011, 04:26 PM
But......but......but.....Our Buddy Bud said interleague was important to increase interest among the casual fans and now the Marlins are losing one of their precious interleague series! This is not fair. The casual MLB fans in Seattle are dancing in the streets right now. They get an extra interleague game to attend!!!!!!

Red Barchetta
01-27-2011, 04:41 PM
Agreed. With the setup of the decks and how the outfield is split, it reminds me alot of MP.

Here's a 3d view:
http://www.seats3d.com/mlb/florida_marlins/

Looks nice. I look forward to checking it out. I would rather drive the extra 3 hours and spend a few days in Miami than see more games at Tropicana. Hopefully the SOX will play the Marlins in 2012 or 2013.

Red Barchetta
01-27-2011, 04:42 PM
I'm pretty sure i read somewhere when i was down there, that they are going to blue- silver & orange for colors. Not 100% positive though.

I always thought a Florida team could capitalize on the blue & orange "Gator Nation" colors, however not sure on adding silver into the mix.

cws05champ
01-27-2011, 04:48 PM
Dolphins are such a wonderful landlord

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/01/27/2037518/florida-marlins-to-be-home-team.html

I have tickets to that U2 concert....I didn't know that the Marlins would be displaced. But lets face it, U2 will draw 2X more in one show than the Marlins would draw the whole 3 game series.

DSpivack
01-27-2011, 05:00 PM
I always thought a Florida team could capitalize on the blue & orange "Gator Nation" colors, however not sure on adding silver into the mix.

In Miami, that might be not a popular move.

bridgeportcopper
01-27-2011, 06:07 PM
In Miami, that might be not a popular move.
Au contaire, Miami, don't forget is a small private school. There are Gator alums everywhere down there. Drive around and you see tons of those Gator plates on the cars down there. That is the state school and Gator Nation is alive and well. Remember, the Gators have tarps over half the upper-deck at Dolphins Stadium these days and don't come close to selling out unless they are playing the Gators or Noles. I'm pretty sure that is why they are going orange and blue.

Viva Medias B's
01-28-2011, 08:21 PM
I miss the teal hats the Marlins wore in their early history.

DSpivack
01-28-2011, 08:23 PM
I miss the teal hats the Marlins wore in their early history.

I guess there's nothing sarcastic about the Marlins anymore.

Lamp81
01-29-2011, 01:30 PM
I love how there isn't one city in the continental U.S. that is farther away from Miami than Seattle, and they choose it. They couldn't play in Atlanta, Washington, Texas, New York, Philly, Chicago, etc? It's not like they're guaranteeing a sell-out by playing in Seattle.

I am surprised they didn't move it to Puerto Rico, I am guessing the Marlins would be their regional team, for South Florida and the Carribbean.

They also could have moved it to Disney World and had a series there like the Rays have done in the past.

Viva Medias B's
01-29-2011, 10:52 PM
Here is a link (http://florida.marlins.mlb.com/fla/ballpark/webcam.jsp) to webcams of the new stadium you can look at. The webcams are not on all the time, please note. Now that I think of it, I'll plan a Summer 2012 trip to South Florida to see this new ballpark being built on the site where the Miami Orange Bowl once stood.

Red Barchetta
01-30-2011, 11:39 AM
Here is a link (http://florida.marlins.mlb.com/fla/ballpark/webcam.jsp) to webcams of the new stadium you can look at. The webcams are not on all the time, please note. Now that I think of it, I'll plan a Summer 2012 trip to South Florida to see this new ballpark being built on the site where the Miami Orange Bowl once stood.

I'm hoping the schedule is kind to the SOX and we get an interleague series against the Marlins in Miami, perhaps scheduled before or after a series in Tampa Bay.

Living near Sarasota, although I like the Rays organization, I'm very tired of Tropicana and would definitely plan some road trips to Miami to see this new ballpark. It looks really cool and I love the translucent panels so that even when the roof is closed, there will be natural light. Unlike Tropicana which feels like your inside a giant can.