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  • Late Evening Marlins Photo Update
    Courtesy of "Festa"


    nice angle!
    Ik heb een intense liefde voor de brouwers

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    • I wonder how they're going to do the rest of the span of the roof. They put up another truss section today between the first and second supports, and you can see now how much the roof slopes down because of the higher tracks on the third base side. Will they put up more temporary supports first, or can they do the entire gap in one?

      I also didn't realize how far outside the roof tracks the ballpark structure extended in right field, and it's probably the same on the third base side. It's really a circular building with a rectangular roof setup. Great find, brewerfan.
      1997 2003
      Parks I've visited: 30 for 30, plus 5 closed

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      • This Ballpark is looking good!

        Very promising!
        Texas Rangers: Estabalished 1972 (Arlington, Texas)

        Games played at The Ballpark In Arlington (est. 1994)

        World Series Titles: 0 (Damn you David Freese, DAMN YOU!)

        American League Pennants: 2 (2010, 2011)

        American League West Division Titles: 7 (1996, 1998, 1999, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016)

        American League Wild Card Berths: 1 (2012) (grumble)

        It will always be The Ballpark In Arlington to me

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        • http://florida.marlins.mlb.com/fla/ballpark/webcam.jsp

          looks nice so far!!!

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          • anyone have any pics of the gears and track that will make the roof move?
            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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            • I'd love to see that too. It looks like they're going to use rails that look like regular train tracks. The panoramic view on the webcam allows you to look down the southern roof track, but not much is happening up there yet. They have rebar forms on the surface of the track beams, and rails lying up there, but they aren't in place yet, at least in the section you can see from the panoramic.
              1997 2003
              Parks I've visited: 30 for 30, plus 5 closed

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              • Originally posted by Chevy114 View Post
                I agree sometimes a brick stadium feels out of place (ballpark in arlington), so this looks great is miami!
                Actually, if you drive around suburban DFWdom you soon realize that Rangers Ballpark and its stone to brick to green metal up top is spot on with its location. Looks like half the Walmarts and Albertsons and strip malls around town.

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                • Originally posted by rantanamo View Post
                  Actually, if you drive around suburban DFWdom you soon realize that Rangers Ballpark and its stone to brick to green metal up top is spot on with its location. Looks like half the Walmarts and Albertsons and strip malls around town.
                  Oh well that's good. Nothing like blending in with the strip malls and Wally World - which is par for the course for these Mallparks.

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                  • http://boards.sportslogos.net/index....post&p=1357785

                    Concessions stands are already taking shape – complete with the bright-colored tile that is part of the ballpark’s signature style. There will be four color quadrants – blue, yellow, red and green – borrowed from Spanish painter Joan Miro’s palette that will easily help fans identify where they are in the ballpark. Already, blue tile has gone up in concession areas.
                    -From Sarah Talalay's blog

                    From the seat selection guide:







                    The sales center is decorated in a lot of white with a mixture of these colors and a lot of modern furniture (think IKEA). Everything in the mock-up suite was white. It looks like they hired the same people who design Macs and iPods for the furniture.

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                    • Originally posted by Pelt View Post
                      Oh well that's good. Nothing like blending in with the strip malls and Wally World - which is par for the course for these Mallparks.
                      The Ballpark In Arlington is far from a "MallPark",
                      Texas Rangers: Estabalished 1972 (Arlington, Texas)

                      Games played at The Ballpark In Arlington (est. 1994)

                      World Series Titles: 0 (Damn you David Freese, DAMN YOU!)

                      American League Pennants: 2 (2010, 2011)

                      American League West Division Titles: 7 (1996, 1998, 1999, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016)

                      American League Wild Card Berths: 1 (2012) (grumble)

                      It will always be The Ballpark In Arlington to me

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                      • everything after 1990 is a mallpark...
                        the turd in the punchbowl
                        reality really sucks.
                        enjoy the game more...

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                        • Concessions stands are already taking shape – complete with the bright-colored tile that is part of the ballpark’s signature style. There will be four color quadrants – blue, yellow, red and green – borrowed from Spanish painter Joan Miro’s palette that will easily help fans identify where they are in the ballpark. Already, blue tile has gone up in concession areas.

                          you won't see any of this unless you pay up big $$$'s...
                          the turd in the punchbowl
                          reality really sucks.
                          enjoy the game more...

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                          • Last I checked, the Marlins had plans to install concession stands in the upper deck too. So people can pay small $$$s and look at pretty tiles too.
                            1997 2003
                            Parks I've visited: 30 for 30, plus 5 closed

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                            • Sorry to get off-topic but, What excatly constitutes a "Mallpark"?

                              I guess I am not looking at it from the right point of view.
                              Texas Rangers: Estabalished 1972 (Arlington, Texas)

                              Games played at The Ballpark In Arlington (est. 1994)

                              World Series Titles: 0 (Damn you David Freese, DAMN YOU!)

                              American League Pennants: 2 (2010, 2011)

                              American League West Division Titles: 7 (1996, 1998, 1999, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016)

                              American League Wild Card Berths: 1 (2012) (grumble)

                              It will always be The Ballpark In Arlington to me

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                              • Originally posted by RangerRed View Post
                                Sorry to get off-topic but, What excatly constitutes a "Mallpark"?

                                I guess I am not looking at it from the right point of view.
                                a place where separating the patrons from the maximum amount of $$$'s is more important than what's going on the field.
                                wfan's mike francesa talked about the on thursday. he brought up why many seats may be unoccupied during games (aside from not sold), it's because of the distractions stuffed into the new buildings.
                                why do the mets have a mini-field in center while an mlb game is going on right in front of everybody?
                                it's to get you to walk by the maximum number of stores/food outlets that will tempt you to spend, it's simple marketing and it work$.
                                the gi-ants do the same with the dangerous slide and similar field distraction at telco park.
                                $ell, $ell,$ell...
                                the turd in the punchbowl
                                reality really sucks.
                                enjoy the game more...

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