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  1. #651
    I wonder if those are the original Orange Bowl letters from the sign on the old stadium.



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  2. #652
    I read that those letters are the letters from the OB sign. i forget where I read it but if i find the article I'll post the link.

  3. #653
    I got them from stadiumpage.com

  4. #654
    those letters really say - "we got you to pay for this, suckers!"

  5. #655
    I think it looks great. Glad to see a few stadiums that aren't following the traditional brick designs. Especially in areas where it isn't really traditional to that area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by threeyoda View Post
    Does anyone know what these letters are for and what they're supposed to say? I also found a pretty cool picture, which is the last one.
    looks like a huricane scrambled them, maybe that's the idea

  7. #657
    The first roof track beam was lifted into place today on the north side. It gives you a nice cross-section view of the stands behind the plate now too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dabigyankeeman View Post
    Major league baseball wanted them to use the name Florida so that they would be followed thru the whole state. I thought it was ridiculous, and it really became ridiculous when they put a team in Tampa Bay.

    Hey, I too really like Uggla. He is not always the best fielder, but he is adequte, and he sure can hit.
    So why are the Rangers still called the Texas Ranger instead of the Dallas Rangers. There already is a Houston Team there, that's probably more popullar in the state of Texas.
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    How are the "Florida Marlins" any worse than the "Minnesota Twins" or "Arizona Diamondbacks" or "Colorado Rockies"? There was no guarantee that another team would ever show up in Tampa. And if so, our name is no worse than the "California Angels", who had no hope of converting the entire state, much less their own market. The Texas Rangers are like the Buffalo Bills, in that the entire name is necessary to make it make sense.
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    There's always the Los Angeles Lakers, which made more sense in Minneapolis. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twins91871977 View Post
    So why are the Rangers still called the Texas Ranger instead of the Dallas Rangers. There already is a Houston Team there, that's probably more popullar in the state of Texas.
    There's a group of marshalls calld the Texas Rangers. Remember Walker, Texas Ranger?

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    BTW, I reallylike the outfield dimensions. The deep outfield should make this ballpark a pticher's haven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMac1212 View Post
    BTW, I reallylike the outfield dimensions. The deep outfield should make this ballpark a pticher's haven.
    Thats gonna ultimately hurt attendance, people love home runs, homers are one of the things that brings people out to the ballpark. Check out Mets fans threads on forums and you will see all the complaining about the fact that the new stadium is much harder to hit home runs in. Just my opinion, we all like different things. But 64 balls were hit in the new park of the Mets this year that would have been homers in Shea but were not homers in this park, thats a really high figure, almost one a game since they play 81 home games.

    As to the state name instead of a city name, thats fine in a state thats basically one big city, but not in a place like Florida where you have a ton of well known cities with major attractions. Also, once a second team gets in a state, any team with a state name should switch to a city name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Starion View Post
    There's always the Los Angeles Lakers, which made more sense in Minneapolis. LOL
    Same with the Utah Jazz, which worked much better in New Orleans. Too late to change it now. At least we don't have the Texas or Minnesota Senators or Colorado Nordiques. I always interpreted "New York Islanders" to refer to the state since they don't play in the city. How do people feel about the New York Giants and Jets, who don't even play in the same state? At least the Nets and Devils are honest about where they play.

    As for the dimensions of the new ballpark, the idea was to closely mirror the playing field at the Dolph. A quick search shows that the Dolph is right in the middle of the pack for home runs given up in the NL. In 2008, it was in 8th place in the National League. We don't know how the new park will deal with winds with the roof and outfield panels open, but with the roof closed, it should play like the Dolph in that regard. The front office has long tried to build the team around pitching because of the spacious outfield at the Dolph, and that will probably continue.
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    MARLINS OWNER STARTS THE SQUEEZE THE TAXPAYER/FANS...

    more reality from "field of schemes" http://www.fieldofschemes.com/news/a...s_prez_bu.html

    Marlins prez: Buy tickets now, before they're partly gone!

    The new Florida Marlins stadium is 22% complete, team president David Samson announced yesterday, which is apparently the magic number for trying to scare people into grabbing up season tickets before they're all gone. This is admittedly tricky when your season ticket base is only 5,000 fans, but Samson still gave it the old college try:

    "The response has been, 'well, listen, I know I'm going to get in the area I want, so there's no rush'," Samson said. "What I'm telling them is 'listen, some of these areas are going to be sold out before you have a chance.' So for example, I've had people who want to buy the front row in our new batter's box we haven't announced what the name is but it's coming. The front row is sold out, it's done. Front row behind the dugout, those areas are sold out.
    "If you don't have your place in line, the seats you think you're going to get aren't going to be available. I think the urgency will come. There was a far greater, like with the Twins, a far greater increase the year before [the new ballpark opened] than two years before. So I think we're still a year away from the big bump," Samson said. "I still expect more fans this year, we have a good team that's worth supporting, we have a ballpark that's coming up, there is no more excuse, other than no roof and no air conditioning."
    I can see it now: "Come see your 2010 Marlins! Or else you might have to sit in the second row in 2012! Also, the players union made us actually re-sign some of our players this year!"

    Joking aside, this will actually be an interesting test of whether the Marlins' legendary attendance woes are the result of a bad stadium, as team execs insisted, or of a fan base that has better things to do on summer evenings. (Not to mention a slight shortage of spending money.) If I'm the Tampa Bay Rays, I'd want to time my big stadium push for 2012, when the Marlins' stadium honeymoon is in full effect, because if other small-market teams' experience holds true, it might not be long before attendance falls back to pre-new-stadium

    MORE SQUEEZING TO COME...

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    Article about the possibility of the Marlins hosting the 2015 All Star Game

    http://florida.marlins.mlb.com/news/...=.jsp&c_id=fla
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteU View Post
    Two things:

    1. April, early May, late September and October are usually temperate months where the heat and humidity don't rise as high as they do during the summer.

    2. Florida is the sunshine state. Why dome off the state's best asset when the weather conditions are good enough to keep the roof open during certain portions of the baseball season? (Why dome off baseball period--that's the bigger question)
    I think a previous poster answered your question. It is nasty hot and humid during the daytime in south florida. That is a BIG reason why they didn't draw much in Joe Robbie Stadium (I am a die-hard Phins fan and refuse to call it anything other than JRS or Dolphins Stadium). The roof makes perfect sense.

  18. #668
    The second roof track beam of six has been lifted into place on the north side of the park. The beams over the inside of the park are being assembled on the ground and lifted into place. It appears that the portions outside the park will be built in their final location with lots of scaffolding. Fascinating to see how they do all this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marlins739 View Post
    Article about the possibility of the Marlins hosting the 2015 All Star Game

    http://florida.marlins.mlb.com/news/...=.jsp&c_id=fla
    Would it really be possible, I mean the All Star game is huge attracting thousands of fans from every Major League team. I don't think they have the seating capacity to accommodate an All Star Game unless they do some renovations just for that game. Just something to put out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYaDiO View Post
    Would it really be possible, I mean the All Star game is huge attracting thousands of fans from every Major League team. I don't think they have the seating capacity to accommodate an All Star Game unless they do some renovations just for that game. Just something to put out there.
    No problem at all. PNC Park is about the same size and they had it in 2006.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marlins3 View Post
    I think a previous poster answered your question. It is nasty hot and humid during the daytime in south florida. That is a BIG reason why they didn't draw much in Joe Robbie Stadium (I am a die-hard Phins fan and refuse to call it anything other than JRS or Dolphins Stadium). The roof makes perfect sense.
    Plus RAIN. Not many games get rained out, but a ton of games have long rain delays. I got beaten into the ground by rain delays, thats what really got me to stop going.

    Its also nasty hot and super humid at night here too for most of the summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dabigyankeeman View Post
    Plus RAIN. Not many games get rained out, but a ton of games have long rain delays. I got beaten into the ground by rain delays, thats what really got me to stop going.

    Its also nasty hot and super humid at night here too for most of the summer.
    I remember the first time I went there was 45 mins of rain and then 2 hours of 90% humidity in like 88 degree weather. Not a fun place to be after rain since there is no cross ventalization.
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  23. #673
    Three of the six interior roof tracks sections have now been raised up on top of the super columns. This place is going up really fast. The first base grandstand is now the height of a 6 story building, and the left field main concourse is mostly poured. It's barely been 6 months since construction started.
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  24. #674
    is the construction being done by union workers?

  25. #675
    Quote Originally Posted by Bleeding Pinstripes View Post
    is the construction being done by union workers?
    probably not, right-to-work state. surprised?

    doin' it on the cheap...
    Last edited by Paul W; 02-25-2010 at 12:34 PM.

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