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  • It would have been nice if they kept the teal walls from the old park, that was my favorite feature at the Dolph
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    • I think the bright green will make the new place look more vibrant than the teal walls which look kinda dulll. I just dont want orange colors brought in to make it gaudy and clownlike.
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      • Originally posted by Chevy114 View Post
        I don't even think anyone in Miami would claim lime green, so why are the marlins trying to make it work? I keep hoping they do what the rays did with their uniforms where they slowly started to add alternate uniforms that looked so sharp that people liked them more than the regular uniforms. If the marlins could something other than that green to focus on it might make the park that much better.
        I think (not 100% sure) that might be a nod to Miami-Dade County, since lime green seems to be one of their colors:

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        • Like numerous folks in Miami's club scenes, the walls may look lime green but they are still a teal fence underneath.

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          • more likely a nod to the green in this...
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              • City gives trolley to new Marlins stadium the go ahead

                http://www.bizjournals.com/southflor...lins-park.html

                Here's a larger map of the service area
                http://www.miamigov.com/trolley/docs/Email_Blast.pdf

                First the pros:
                It links the park to a Metro rail (key word "a" metrorail stop).
                It runs every 15 minutes until 11 pm.
                It is free

                Now the Cons.

                Appears to be something thrown together at the last second. If more thought was put into this a larger area would have been serviced sooner. There is no connection to downtown or Brickell area. So for people living or working in those areas it will still require a metro rail trip to the Civic Center. Ideally Civic Center wouldn't be the only point to arrive at the Park, but it is better than nothing.

                Interested in hearing the local's take on this.

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                • Originally posted by NickEsasky View Post
                  City gives trolley to new Marlins stadium the go ahead

                  http://www.bizjournals.com/southflor...lins-park.html

                  Here's a larger map of the service area
                  http://www.miamigov.com/trolley/docs/Email_Blast.pdf

                  First the pros:
                  It links the park to a Metro rail (key word "a" metrorail stop).
                  It runs every 15 minutes until 11 pm.
                  It is free

                  Now the Cons.

                  Appears to be something thrown together at the last second. If more thought was put into this a larger area would have been serviced sooner. There is no connection to downtown or Brickell area. So for people living or working in those areas it will still require a metro rail trip to the Civic Center. Ideally Civic Center wouldn't be the only point to arrive at the Park, but it is better than nothing.

                  Interested in hearing the local's take on this.
                  It reminds me of a smaller scale one we have in Tampa that connects downtown and ybor (the 2 best entertainment type of areas in Tampa). By no means is it a real type of mass transit, it was clearly meant for people to park a car or boat at one location walk around or shop then take the trolley to get food or do something at night and go back. Hope its better in Miami!
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                  • Not all of the walls are lime green. The colors gradually shift as you move around the stadium.
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                    • Originally posted by NickEsasky View Post
                      City gives trolley to new Marlins stadium the go ahead

                      http://www.bizjournals.com/southflor...lins-park.html
                      All of San Francisco collectively just made a face palm. That's not a trolley, that's a bus decorated like a trolly. I guess there's a stigma to riding the bus when it's not in New York City. Fake Trolly fail

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                      • Originally posted by Chevy114 View Post
                        It reminds me of a smaller scale one we have in Tampa that connects downtown and ybor (the 2 best entertainment type of areas in Tampa). By no means is it a real type of mass transit, it was clearly meant for people to park a car or boat at one location walk around or shop then take the trolley to get food or do something at night and go back. Hope its better in Miami!
                        Does that trolley in Tampa have it's own right of way? If this one in Miami doesn't then we're basically getting a bus route no? Seems disengenuous to call it something else.

                        Atlanta runs bus service from a MARTA stop to Turner Field. I used it one time when I was up there for business and I was satisfied

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                        • Originally posted by GordonGecko View Post
                          All of San Francisco collectively just made a face palm. That's not a trolley, that's a bus decorated like a trolly. I guess there's a stigma to riding the bus when it's not in New York City. Fake Trolly fail
                          Actually, if you want to get technical, they're actually called tourist trolleys.
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                          • The other question I would have is what kind of parking infrastructure is in place around Jackson? I would imagine that it was designed with hospital service in mind only. Keeping in mind that the Metro rail is not the most useful rail in the world, I worry that this trolley will be a shuttle for larger parking garages that are available for non season ticket holders. This could be a strain on their parking spaces that were created with hospital service in mind only. More thoughts?

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                            • Most of those structures are already full with patients from the hospital district. There is also the Miami Dade justice center and court complex down there. I would probably say that your best bet on parking is the residents right around the park.

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                              • Originally posted by NickEsasky View Post
                                The other question I would have is what kind of parking infrastructure is in place around Jackson? I would imagine that it was designed with hospital service in mind only. Keeping in mind that the Metro rail is not the most useful rail in the world, I worry that this trolley will be a shuttle for larger parking garages that are available for non season ticket holders. This could be a strain on their parking spaces that were created with hospital service in mind only. More thoughts?
                                I would say in that case, the thinking is people drive to a Metrorail station and park there (for $4.00! (unless it has gone up, I haven't parked at a Metrorail station in years)), then take the train to Civic Center station and the "trolley" from there to the stadium. But who knows how it will actually shake out.
                                It's good that the trolley will run until 11:00 PM, that should cover most night games that start at 7:00 (in the past, the Marlins used to start Saturday night games at 6:00 PM, but that may have been when they had some entertainment (usually some concert) after the game). But if there's a long extra-inning game, ppl will either have to leave before the end, or have a nice long walk to Civic Center station (or actually Culmer may be closer). And even then, Metrorail turns into a pumpkin shortly after midnight LOL

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