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  • colocolo
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    Mets avatar ????? :yuck:

    We will be just fine Folks !!! Come 2012 and the New Home !!!

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  • TommieAgeefan
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    Originally posted by Mr. Laser Beam View Post
    The new stadium does indeed look sweeeeeet! It is sad that there doesn't seem to be easy transit access though. (If I am wrong about this, please feel free to mercilessly correct me.) But one takes what one can get!
    No, you are correct about the transit access (or lack thereof). Basically, one Miami-Dade Transit line (7) that will pass right by the stadium, another line (17) on NW 17 Ave a few blocks away, but within reasonable walking distance. Metrorail stops a couple of miles away (Culmer station), but not really within walking distance, and MDT can no longer provide shuttle service from the station to the stadium (like they used to for games at the Orange Bowl) due to the ridiculous FTA ruling that local transit agencies can't provide shuttle service (has to be a private company), or something like that. Dunno if any private companies will step up. So, looks like the best bet will be to drive (which is pretty much the case at SunLife Stadium nowadays, although at that venue, there are a few more bus options (MDT 27, 97, 99 and Broward County line 2 ).

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  • Mr. Laser Beam
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    The new stadium does indeed look sweeeeeet! It is sad that there doesn't seem to be easy transit access though. (If I am wrong about this, please feel free to mercilessly correct me.) But one takes what one can get!

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  • Richard
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    Yes. I think roof contruction has started if I am not mistaken. Can't wait. I'll be there.

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  • Mr. Laser Beam
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    ^ I'll take that risk. After all: You can't be too careful.
    Last edited by Mr. Laser Beam; 04-12-2011, 12:38 PM.

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  • jnakamura
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    Aren't you the same guy who was panicking that NYS wouldn't be able to transform back from a football field in time for opening day?

    I sense a pattern here.

    One of two things will happen:
    1. The Marlins ballpark will not open on time--we will look like fools and you will look like the lone voice of reason.
    2. The Marlins ballpark will open on time as everyone knows it will and you will look like a fool for panicking.

    Wanna bet which outcome will come to pass?

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  • Mr. Laser Beam
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    ^ Oh yes, that extreme closeup of a few seats is VERY representative of the progress of the new stadium's construction. :lol:

    As for NYS and Citi: Those are different stadiums. Not all are finished at the same rate. (And we also have 20/20 hindsight to thank for that...but when those photos first got out, don't even try to tell me that people weren't wondering if THOSE places would be finished on time as well. We know NOW that they were, but be honest...AT THAT TIME, did those pictures REALLY look like stadiums that would ever be finished on time? Take a good, long look...)

    Also, the New York ballparks had the advantage of not being located smack dab in the middle of HURRICANE country.
    Last edited by Mr. Laser Beam; 04-12-2011, 12:27 AM.

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  • jnakamura
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    NYS, April, '08:


    Citi Field, April, '08:


    Marlins Ballpark, April, '11:

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  • Is the new stadium going to be finished on time?

    Opening Day 2012 is less than a year away. Is the new stadium still going to be done by then? Judging from the webcam, it looks like they've got quite a long way to go. Can they still finish it on time?

    (I know the Marlins' website says the new stadium is on schedule, but of course they'll always say that....)

    At the very least, if they finish the roof, can they put it up and thereby protect the inside of the stadium so they don't have to worry about weather (storms/hurricanes/etc.)?

    Also, are they any closer to having a NAME for the stadium yet?
    Last edited by Mr. Laser Beam; 04-11-2011, 10:39 PM.

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