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Viva Medias B's
05-04-2006, 08:03 AM
It appears that the Florida Marlins' hope for funding to build a new stadium in South Florida has been revived.

Link for those of you Miami Herald-registered (http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/14496923.htm)
Link from South Florida Sun-Sentinel (http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-fmarlins04may04,0,2616083.story?coll=sfla-home-headlines)

Max Power
05-04-2006, 11:10 AM
Haven't the Marlins' new stadium plans been dashed and revived numerous times over the last 10 years? I'll believe it when I see it.
And for the record, I really hope they do get a stadium. If there's any team in the league that really does need one it's them.

batmanZoSo
05-04-2006, 12:38 PM
I hope it's not this, taken from ballparksofbaseball. Just a newer, multi-purpose dump.

http://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/future/marlinsballpark800.jpg

Tekijawa
05-04-2006, 12:44 PM
I heard the new park will only seat 8800 so they could sell out more games.

Baby Fisk
05-04-2006, 12:45 PM
What is that, the Flat Earth Bowl? Does all matter end outside of left field?

palehozenychicty
05-04-2006, 12:50 PM
What is that, the Flat Earth Bowl? Does all matter end outside of left field?

They'll dub it Columbus field, for the explorer's great discoveries.

Chicken Dinner
05-04-2006, 12:55 PM
Borchard will pack um in.

Frater Perdurabo
05-04-2006, 01:10 PM
I hope it's not this, taken from ballparksofbaseball. Just a newer, multi-purpose dump.

http://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/future/marlinsballpark800.jpg

The story says the latest plans call for an entirely new stadium built where an old industrial park currently exists in Hialeah.

The above illustration looks more like some type of conversion of an existing stadium. Maybe I'm hallucinating, but I thought there was a proposal several years ago to convert the Orange Bowl into a ballpark for the Marlins. Perhaps the illustration refers to that proposal (if indeed it was a proposal)?

TheOldRoman
05-04-2006, 07:06 PM
The story says the latest plans call for an entirely new stadium built where an old industrial park currently exists in Hialeah.

The above illustration looks more like some type of conversion of an existing stadium. Maybe I'm hallucinating, but I thought there was a proposal several years ago to convert the Orange Bowl into a ballpark for the Marlins. Perhaps the illustration refers to that proposal (if indeed it was a proposal)? No, that pic shows the proposed park to be built next to the Orange Bowl. The Orange Bowl is in the background, in orange.

As for the design, I think it is horrible. I read somewhere why they put all the seating on the 3B and RF sides, but I don't remember why. As for Batman's comments, that stadium would not have been multiuse.

I really hope they can get this stadium built. I also hope Loria is publicly beaten. Then forced to sell the Marlins for a third of what he paid. Then publicly beaten again.

batmanZoSo
05-04-2006, 07:33 PM
No, that pic shows the proposed park to be built next to the Orange Bowl. The Orange Bowl is in the background, in orange.

As for the design, I think it is horrible. I read somewhere why they put all the seating on the 3B and RF sides, but I don't remember why. As for Batman's comments, that stadium would not have been multiuse.

I really hope they can get this stadium built. I also hope Loria is publicly beaten. Then forced to sell the Marlins for a third of what he paid. Then publicly beaten again.

How do you know it wouldn't have? I can't think of another reason for that ghastly design. The whole right field grandstand looks like it could slide in to the mid outfield and you have a perfect, roughly symmetrical U-shaped football stadium with considerably more sideline seating than endzone seating like is normally desired. The concept is pretty much the same that they did with the old Broncos stadium before Coors was built.

They also have this on the page, which I have to say overall is pretty uninformative (obviously):

http://www.ballparksofbaseball.com/future/marlinsmain2.jpg

Better, but still pretty sterile and dome-y. I don't see how that's any more fan-friendly from an aesthetic standpoint than Joe Robbie or whatever they call it now.

The bottom line in my opinion is the team needs to pack up and move to Vegas.

Viva Medias B's
05-06-2006, 01:33 AM
The Marlins stadium issue shall continue to be in limbo as the Florida state legislature adjourned for the summer without fully addressing the issue. However, there is hope that the Hialeah stadium idea will have legs eventually.

Sun-Sentinel Link (http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-0505marlinsstadium,0,3131275.story?coll=sfla-home-headlines)

Banix12
05-06-2006, 02:55 AM
Borchard will pack um in.

The house that Borchard built?

SouthSide_HitMen
05-06-2006, 06:08 AM
The Marlins stadium issue shall continue to be in limbo as the Florida state legislature adjourned for the summer without fully addressing the issue. However, there is hope that the Hialeah stadium idea will have legs eventually.

Sun-Sentinel Link (http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/southflorida/sfl-0505marlinsstadium,0,3131275.story?coll=sfla-home-headlines)

http://www.villainouscompany.com/vcblog/home/cassandr/public_html/vcblog/mt/images/sally_struthers3.jpg

Send money Florida Legislature. Your help is desperately needed. If you don't act now lives will be lost.