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  • Originally posted by VAPYankees4 View Post
    I'm not sure but i think i see a moat like in NYS. If that's the case i hope the marlins price those tickets right. But it shouldn't be that bad it's the marlins
    I like the idea of the skyline being seen thru the outfield what looks to be glass. this parks gonna do wonders for the marlins in a couple of years.
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    • I don't think the Marlins are really going to price anybody out of the market. They don't have anywhere near the kind of clout the Yankees have (or at least had when the economy was good) with coporations down here, and our ticket prices have always been low and in line with our crappy attendance. Seats that would cost thousands at NYS are less than $50 at the Dolph, and there's no usher enforcement. With the bad press surrounding the moat at NYS, it wouldn't surprise me to see it taken out of the new Marlins design
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      • The shovels hit the dirt on July 18th!

        http://florida.marlins.mlb.com/news/...=.jsp&c_id=fla

        Marlins to break ground for new ballpark
        Ceremonies scheduled to be held July 18 at Orange Bowl site

        By Joe Frisaro / MLB.com

        06/08/09 8:41 AM ET

        MIAMI -- After more than a decade of negotiating and waiting, a date to begin construction on the Marlins' new retractable-roof ballpark has been set.

        In an exclusive interview with MLB.com, team president David Samson announced on Monday that the ceremonial groundbreaking will take place on July 18, the Saturday after the All-Star break.

        * * * *

        Currently, on marlins.com, fans can track developments on the construction site by viewing the New Ballpark Webcam. The camera was installed recently and it will remain online until the Marlins move into the facility in 2012.

        Right now, there are four flag poles on the site, representing where the bases will be.

        "It will not look like an abandoned site, but any stretch," Samson said of groundbreaking day. "We love winning World Series, and we want to keep winning World Series. That is for sure. But when you are talking about a new ballpark, you're talking about saving the franchise."



        (More at link)

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        • What a nightmare it's going to be to get to that ballpark for people who live in Broward and Palm Beach County. And then to shlep back home on 95. They could not have picked a worse location. So much crime too. Yikes!!!

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          • Originally posted by majorleads View Post
            What a nightmare it's going to be to get to that ballpark for people who live in Broward and Palm Beach County. And then to shlep back home on 95. They could not have picked a worse location. So much crime too. Yikes!!!
            What are parking and public transportation like there?

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            • Originally posted by nymdan View Post
              What are parking and public transportation like there?
              Public transportation is pretty much non existent except for park and rides. Parking at the Orange Bowl was the worst in the country but they are building parking lots and garages around the new stadium which will help...some. The problem is Miami itself, people from Broward and Palm Beach do not like to travel down there. Lots of crime and driving on I-95 during rush hour is a HUGE nightmare. Miami is only nice by South Beach, parts of north Miami, and few other isolated areas. Otherwise the city is a big ****hole. I do however LOVE the Florida Keys.


              Edit:I should say they do have a train but I have lived on and off for 20 years in South Florida (Live in NC now) and I never once rode it and I don't know anyone who has. And I can't see people from North of the city taking a train into that part of Miami.
              Last edited by majorleads; 06-08-2009, 08:34 PM.

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              • Well I guess you can scrap the train idea. ha ha


                No Funds Made Available To Save Tri-Rail

                A STATEMENT FROM BROWARD COUNTY COMMISSIONER JOSEPHUS EGGELLETION, JR., CHAIR, SOUTH FLORIDA REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY GOVERNING BOARD

                “We have just learned that there are no additional funds to save Tri-Rail in the state of Florida’s FY10 budget. Clearly, this is a serious issue, which will create a hardship for the people of South Florida who rely on the train for their livelihood and well-being. It will also have a devastating effect on thousands of businesses that depend on the train to get their employees to work.

                The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority is faced with two scenarios, at this time. In scenario number one, Tri-Rail can operate for only 18 months as of October 5, 2009, based on the counties funding Tri-Rail at the $1.565 million provided by legislation. This would mean a drastic reduction in Tri-Rail service with only 30 trains per day and no weekend or holiday service. I have asked the Executive Director to prepare a budget based on this scenario for the Friday, May 22, 2009 Governing Board Meeting.

                In the second scenario, Tri-Rail can only operate for nine to 12 months as of October 5, 2009, with the reduced schedule as mentioned above, if any one of the three counties elects to give zero dollars to the SFRTA/Tri-Rail, which is a very real possibility.”

                This was inevitable because I never knew anyone who took train.

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                • Originally posted by majorleads View Post
                  Well I guess you can scrap the train idea. ha ha





                  This was inevitable because I never knew anyone who took train.
                  I'm down in Palm Beach and Broward about 4 times a year and I have maybe seen those Tri trains go by once. I never see anyone waiting for them.

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                  • Taking mass transit to the new stadium won't really be an option. Currently, the Orange Bowl site is served by Miami-Dade Transit's line 7 bus, which starts in downtown Miami and goes on NW 7th St to either Miami Springs or out west to Dolphin Mall. Not a line you really want to be on, especially late at night (I rode it once a few years ago, on a Sunday only because a friend of mine was driving it, he absolutely hated that line). The nearest Metrorail station (Culmer) is about 2 miles away, when the Univ. of Miami Hurricanes played at the OB, MDT would run shuttle buses from Culmer (nicknamed the Culmer Shuttle), but most of UM's games were on Saturdays, when plenty of buses and drivers were available; many Marlins games will be weeknights just after the PM rush, when buses and drivers are at a premium. Plus MDT is chronically short-funded. There were plans for a Metrorail extension (east-west line) that would have a stop at the Orange Bowl, but this is far in the future, if at all. Fans in Broward and Palm Beach (and for that matter, extreme north Dade County like Aventura, Miami Lakes, etc.) are SOL, unless they want to endure I-95 or the Dolphin Expressway, both of which are nightmares in the rush hour, and not all that much better at other times. I live in south Broward, and I definitely won't be attending Marlins games after 2011. I originally lived just up the stree from then-Pro Player Stadium, and still am only about 1/2 hour away, but there's no way I'm driving to Miami, and even if MDT will run the Culmer Shuttle for weekends, I'm still not driving down to Palmetto Station and waiting for a train (1/2 hour headways on weekends, people!). The tradeoff is that the Marlins may gain fans from south Dade (my other friend who lives in Princeton says he will definitely attend more games once the new park opens), hopefully that will be enough for the Marlins.

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                    • Originally posted by majorleads View Post
                      I should say they do have a train but I have lived on and off for 20 years in South Florida (Live in NC now) and I never once rode it and I don't know anyone who has. And I can't see people from North of the city taking a train into that part of Miami.
                      I took the tri-rail once when I was at UM. It was ok, but it doesn't stop very close to the OB area. Neither does the metro rail for that matter. They had a special shuttle bus from Culmer (I think) station for football games. Would they do the same for the Marlins?

                      I did drive to the OB for Hurricanes games twice (from Coral Gables). If you substitute cars for a 70,000 football crowd with a 30,000 baseball crowd with better parking facilities it may not be too bad.
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                      • Originally posted by StadiumPage View Post
                        I took the tri-rail once when I was at UM. It was ok, but it doesn't stop very close to the OB area. Neither does the metro rail for that matter. They had a special shuttle bus from Culmer (I think) station for football games. Would they do the same for the Marlins?

                        I did drive to the OB for Hurricanes games twice (from Coral Gables). If you substitute cars for a 70,000 football crowd with a 30,000 baseball crowd with better parking facilities it may not be too bad.
                        Is it possible that there will be some kind of shuttle bus system from the downtown area? Or is it that most people will just drive...

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                        • Originally posted by tfc3rid View Post
                          Is it possible that there will be some kind of shuttle bus system from the downtown area? Or is it that most people will just drive...
                          South Florida/Miami is alot like Los Angeles. EVERYONE drives everywhere...
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                          • Originally posted by StadiumPage View Post
                            South Florida/Miami is alot like Los Angeles. EVERYONE drives everywhere...
                            All right... So then they will need some larger parking lots/garages and not charge and arm and a leg...

                            Overall I like the modern look of the place... After this is done, the NL East will have quite a variety of ballparks.

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                            • Originally posted by tfc3rid View Post
                              Overall I like the modern look of the place... After this is done, the NL East will have quite a variety of ballparks.
                              Hows that? 2 Modern ballparks, one with a retractable roof, and 3 Retro Cookiecutters built in parking lots with contrived dimensions. Not much variance there, just two different types of parks.

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                              • Originally posted by StadiumPage View Post
                                South Florida/Miami is alot like Los Angeles. EVERYONE drives everywhere...
                                Unless you live on South Beach

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