I say “finally” because it’s taken some serious negotiations to make this ballpark happen. The organization has been fighting to build their own park since the mid-1990’s. And after numerous financing problems, lawsuits, SEC investigations other challenges, the powers-that-be were able to overcome.
It’s hard to believe the new Marlins Park is the smallest stadium in Major League Baseball with an actual seating capacity of 37,000. The photos in the slide show indicate this is one humongous Star Wars state-of-the-art facility.
It’s also the sixth Major League Baseball stadium to have a retractable roof and will maintain an average temperature of 75°F when the roof is closed. A welcome addition to anyone braving the heat on those hot and humid Florida game-days.
Some of the photos above have been generously loaned to us from fellow blogger, Cecilia Tan. Please check out her website “Why I like Baseball” featuring the new Marlins Park stadium in her most recent post.
- Marlins open full ballpark for Yankees game Sunday (local10.com)
- Marlins Park shines in first big league test run (mlb.mlb.com)
- A-Rod on new Marlins Park: ‘Proud of the city’ (espn.go.com)
- Marlins Park Finally Ready To Open Sunday (miami.cbslocal.com)
- New Marlins Park ready for opening day April 4 (tcpalm.com)
- Report: Miami Hoping To Host 2015 All-Star Game At Marlins Park (tracking.si.com)
I’m putting up another slideshow tonight with images from the night game, as well!
Thanks Cecilia. Great photos!