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Marlins Park Construction

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  • Are all the suites going to be behind home plate? Or are there also suites going in at the back of the club level?
    There's no use being pessimistic, it won't work anyways

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    • It looks like there will be two levels of suites behind the plate, with the press box on top. There also looks like something behind the second level down the lines, but not for the entire length of the club level.
      1997 2003
      Parks I've visited: 30 for 30, plus 5 closed

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      • Originally posted by marlins739 View Post
        It looks like there will be two levels of suites behind the plate, with the press box on top. There also looks like something behind the second level down the lines, but not for the entire length of the club level.
        According to the Marlins there will be 42 suites plus 8 party suites. The renderings don't really show any suites anywhere but those 3 levels behind home plate.
        I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
        - Walt Whitman

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        • Historic Seat-Covering Tarp To Be Part Of New Marlins Stadium

          MIAMI —In honor of the team's storied past, the Florida Marlins announced at a press conference Tuesday that their new stadium would prominently feature the seat-covering tarp that has remained a constant during their 18 years at Sun Life Stadium. "We can't imagine a Marlins game that isn't played in front of an unbroken sea of smooth, empty teal," team president David Samson said as a screen behind him displayed a computer-generated animation of the giant tarp being lowered onto 9,000 empty seats in a new stadium. "That old tarp has been gloriously unfurled for 18 opening days and two World Series, and we're not going to just abandon it. Besides, the new facility will have 37,000 seats, so I'm pretty sure we'll find a use for it." Samson assured fans the ballpark would also feature modern amenities such as sleeker, more modern tarps to cover the entire upper deck and the Marlins' dugout.
          http://www.theonion.com/articles/his...w-marli,17445/

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          • Funny. They haven't used the tarp for about 8 years though. Now, if they put up a giant Budweiser ad that covers up five rows of seats, then we'll be talking
            1997 2003
            Parks I've visited: 30 for 30, plus 5 closed

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            • Originally posted by YanksRule View Post
              Historic Seat-Covering Tarp To Be Part Of New Marlins Stadium



              http://www.theonion.com/articles/his...w-marli,17445/
              The onion always makes me laugh!
              The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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              • Late Evening Marlins Webcam Update



                Another roof beam and a ton more stadia, all in only a week or so.
                To bad constructing the actual moving part of the roof will probably take forever like Indy, Houston, Seattle, Phoenix etc.
                Ik heb een intense liefde voor de brouwers

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                • the drawings I saw make it look like it will be a nice facility. Even if they don't draw too many people like they currently are (its a shame, one of my favorite teams to watch night in and night out with the young talent they've got), it'll be a nice home for them to play in

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                  • The website has a new set of header images for the new ballpark, which might hint at a logo. It has a stylized outline of the stadium with some colored stripes in the background

                    http://florida.marlins.mlb.com/fla/b...park_index.jsp
                    1997 2003
                    Parks I've visited: 30 for 30, plus 5 closed

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                    • Originally posted by marlins739 View Post
                      The website has a new set of header images for the new ballpark, which might hint at a logo. It has a stylized outline of the stadium with some colored stripes in the background

                      http://florida.marlins.mlb.com/fla/b...park_index.jsp
                      Talk about the new turtle dome! The shape looks just a turtle shell in that logo.
                      The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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                      • Article about the signage going in the new ballpark

                        http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...=.jsp&c_id=fla

                        The seating bowl on the first base side is now complete. They installed the last few risers on the front of the upper deck today. Also, all of the fixed portion main beams for the roof above the completed part of the upper deck are in place.
                        1997 2003
                        Parks I've visited: 30 for 30, plus 5 closed

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                        • This just in: two salt-water aquariums will serve as the home plate backstop in the Marlins ballpark. Here's an artist's rendering of how it'll look:

                          The "backstop aquariums" will flank the two sides of home plate. So, like, you can watch the fish when you're not washing the Fish. We're told the material used for the see-through paneling is the same type of stuff used in bullet-proof glass. Still, you have to wonder what the unexpected impact of a Stephen Strasburg fastball will do to the fish.

                          Read more: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/fish_...#ixzz0qVFA73Va
                          I'd be more worried about glare when the roof is open reflecting back at the players on the infield.

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                          • Originally posted by dpcv8 View Post




                            I'd be more worried about glare when the roof is open reflecting back at the players on the infield.
                            Well...It'll be unique for sure...

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                            • [QUOTE=dpcv8;1749214]

                              Do you think the fish tanks will be a distraction for the players on the field? Watch out when a fall ball hits the glass. I would hate cleaning those on a regular basis.

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                              • I hope you'll be able to see it on TV too. Interesting idea, and it'll certainly make the place recognizable. I'm glad they aren't making the place as generic as Citi Field was last year

                                As for the glare issue, the roof isn't likely to ever be open for a day game, and there are other parks that have glass behind the plate with no issues (Cleveland). It's bulletproof glass with 1.5 inches thick on both sides! No foul ball can do anything to that, and it's not even directly behind the plate, or even in screamer territory. It'll play like the brick backstops in other parks. Cleaning fish tanks is not that big of a deal, and the grounds crew will need something to do when they don't have to tarp the infield every other night. The tiny fish they'll put into a tank that size will certainly be less of a distraction than the people right behind the backstop in every park.

                                "Each aquarium will be constructed using a durable fiberglass structure, and white crystal-clear acrylic panels 1.5 inches thick will be used for the viewing windows. To safeguard it from impact, Lexan -- the material used for bulletproof windows -- will be installed in front and in back of the acrylic panels. "
                                Last edited by marlins739; 06-10-2010, 07:34 PM.
                                1997 2003
                                Parks I've visited: 30 for 30, plus 5 closed

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