The Florida Marlins officially became the Miami Marlins last night, as the team’s new name, logo, and uniforms were unveiled at a gala event at the Marlins new ballpark, which is 85 percent complete. View uniform designs here. Watch Marlins fashion show here.
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Miami Marlins Era Begins Today
The Florida Marlins will officially become the Miami Marlins later today. You can watch a live unveiling of the team’s new branding tonight at 9:00 p.m. EST via this link here.
Marlins New Unis: A Leaked Peek?
Like the Miami Marlins’ new logo, the team’s uni designs may or may not have been leaked. The sports blog Big League Stew has posted a few designs that could be fake or the real deal. We’ll know tomorrow on Nigel Tufnel Day, when the Florida Marlins officially become the Miami Marlins. View designs here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Cybersquatting in Miami?
The Florida Marlins will soon become the Miami Marlins, but don’t expect the team to use MiamiMarlins.com for a Web address. A Miami Beach boat salesman has owned the domain for the past 14 years, and he would be willing to sell it to the Marlins, but they aren’t interested. According to Marlins President David Samson, the team will stick with Marlins.com. Read more here.
New Ballpark Streets Honor, Pay Homage
The four streets surrounding the new Florida/Miami Marlins ballpark have been named Marlins Way, Orange Bowl Way, Felo Ramirez Drive, and Bobby Maduro Drive. In addition to today’s street-branding announcement, the team will officially become the Miami Marlins on Nov. 11, when the club’s new top secret logo (see left) and uniforms will be unveiled. Read more and view signage here.
Taste of South Beach at Marlins New Park
Bring on the dancers and DJs. The Florida/Miami Marlins are partnering with The Clevelander, an iconic entertainment hotel in South Beach, to open a satellite poolside entertainment/party club behind the left-field wall at the team’s new ballpark. Read more here. Watch video here.
New Miami Marlins Logo Leaked, Confirmed as Legit
The new logo for the Miami Marlins was recently leaked, but some were skeptical that it was the real deal. Apparently, it is what it is. Read more here. See logo on stadium seat here. Thanks to John Cerone for the story.
Marlins to Unveil New Branding, Unis
The Florida Marlins will officially become the Miami Marlins on November 11, 2011, when the team’s new name, logo, uniforms, and colors will be unveiled. Read more here.
Marlins Ballpark Nears Completion
Officials from the Florida…er…Miami Marlins are reporting that construction on the team’s new stadium is 80 percent complete, is coming in on budget at $515 million, and will be ready time for (Grand) Opening Day, when the Marlins take on the St. Louis Cardinals on April 4, 2012. Read more here. View photos here.
New Marlins Park: Photo Gallery
The new 37,000-seat stadium for MLB’s Florida Marlins is coming together nicely. Check out the construction timeline photo gallery from Fox Sports Florida here.
More Afternoon Games on Deck in Miami
The new ballpark under construction in Miami for the Florida Marlins will have a retractable roof, and that means more afternoon games, according to Marlins president David Samson. Read more and view ballpark photo here.
Filed under Amenities & Features, Stadium Issues
We don’t know how we missed this (or maybe it was just early Alzheimer’s), but the Florida Marlins will reportedly change their name to the Miami Marlins when the club moves into their new stadium in 2012. We wondered about this some time ago and hoped this would be the case. Read more here. Speaking of the Marlins, the team has used fan suggestions in building the new park. Read Continue reading
Filed under Branding & Marketing, Merchandising
New Marlins Park More Than 70-Percent Complete
The new ballpark for the Florida Marlins is 72-percent complete. Construction is on schedule and expected to be finished by March 2012. Crews are working to finish the retractable roof by the end of June in preperation for the installation of the white roof embrane that is expected to be completed by September. Read more and view photos here and here.
Retractable Roof: Check
The last steel girder was hoisted into place on Friday to finish off the structural part of the retractable roof that will cap the new stadium under construction in Little Havana for the Florida Marlins. Read more and view lastest 360 degree video from inside the ballpark here. View rendering here.
Filed under Amenities & Features, Design & Construction, Stadium Issues
Angry Voters Oust Miami-Dade Mayor in Recall
With an overwhelming 88 percent of the vote, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez was given the boot on Tuesday in a special recall election. While spending millions of taxpayer dollars on a new ballpark for the MLB Florida Marlins might have been the catalyst for billionaire businessman and ballpark opponent Norman Braman to mount a recall petition effort, there was far more driving Continue reading
Filed under Design & Construction, Money & Financials, Stadium Issues
First Seat Installed in New Marlins Ballpark
The first seat is now in place in the future home for the Florida Marlins. If you missed this historic install, don’t fret. Just plug section 19, row H, seat 12, into your GPS. If that doesn’t work, just look for the only red seat in a sea of 37,000 blue ones. The stadium is slated to open in time for the 2012 season. Read more here. Watch video here.
Filed under Design & Construction, Stadium Issues, Uncategorized
Marlins Release Latest Ballpark Construction Photos
The Florida Marlins have released new photos of the club’s retractable roof stadium that is currently under construction in the Little Havana section of Miami. View photos here. The facility will sport a natural grass playing field and 37,000-seats, including 3,000 club seats and 60 private suites. The ballpark will open in 2012.
Filed under Design & Construction, Field & Turf, Stadium Issues
A Profile on Front Office Staffer at Roger Dean Stadium
The ReadingEagle.com’s Dan Kelly takes a look at Lisa Fegley, long-time Reading (PA) Phillies fan and the director of ticket sales and promotions at Roger Dean Stadium, home of the Jupiter (FL) Hammerheads and Palm Beach (FL) Cardinals. Read more here. We wonder if the move by Roger Dean’s GM Joe Pinto to Norfolk will have any impact on Fegley’s career?
Filed under Personnel & Operations
Marlins Ballpark Construction Nears Halfway Point
The new 37,000-seat, retractable roof ballpark for the Florida Marlins is 47 percent complete. The next big hurdle is building the roof and rolling it along the track beams, which will take 11-months. The new stadium located in the Little Havana part of Miami is expected to open in 2012. Read more and view photo here.
Marlins Issue Statement After Financials Leaked
PRESS RELEASE – A Message To Our Fans: While it is impossible to respond individually to all the misleading information and rumors contained in media reports related to your Marlins, the recent reports about the team’s financial statements are so misleading that the record needs to be set straight. Continue reading
Filed under Money & Financials, Stadium Issues
Leaked Documents Show Healthy Profit for Marlins
No, it wasn’t WikiLeaks this time releasing top secret government information. This time it was the sports website Deadspin.com posting a 42-page priviledged document that includes financial statements for the Florida Marlins. The leaked data shows that the Marlins made a combined operating profit of approximately $49 million for 2008 and 2009, which has tweaked a few folks who think the Continue reading
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Zephyrs, Marlins Extend PDC
PRESS RELEASE – The New Orleans Zephyrs and Florida Marlins have agreed to a two-year extension of their player development contract, running through the end of the 2012 season. Continue reading
Filed under Lease & Contracts, Personnel & Operations
Make It Stop!
With the World Cup front and center on the world stage, the Florida Marlins marketing braintrust decided to hand out mini vuvuzela horns to the first 15,000 fans at Sun Life Stadium for a game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays were not amused by the constant “deafening moan” during the 11 inning, 4 1/2 hour game on Saturday. Rays manager Joe Maddon blasted the horns as a “non cool thing” and wants them banned from MLB baseball. Read more here.
Filed under Fun & Atmosphere, Promotions & Entertainment
Marlins Unveil Real Aquariums Behind Home Plate at New Park
PRESS RELEASE – The Florida Marlins today unveiled the latest highlight of the New Marlins Ballpark – dual aquariums that will serve as the home plate backstop. The announcement was made by Marlins owner, Jeffrey Loria. Continue reading
New Ballpark Reaches Latest Milestone
PRESS RELEASE – The Marlins announced on Wednesday that the ballpark being built in the Little Havana section had reached a new milestone, when the first piece of structural steel to support the roof had been erected. Continue reading
Future Architects and Engineers Tour Site of New Marlins Park
Students in the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) mentoring program had the chance to tour the construction site for the new 37,000-seat, retractable roof ballpark for the Florida Marlins. The ACE program was formed in 1994 and serves to educate high school students about careers in the construction industry. Read more here.
Filed under Ballpark Visits, Design & Construction, Stadium Issues
Schuff Steel-America Starts Steel Fabrication on Marlins Ballpark
PRESS RELEASE – Schuff Steel-Atlantic, Inc., a subsidiary of Schuff International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SHFK), a leading family of steel companies providing fully integrated steel construction services, has started steel fabrication on the fixed roof portion of the Marlins’ Ballpark. Schuff’s contract includes fabricating approximately 2,900 tons of steel. Continue reading
Deal for Marlins Series in Puerto Rico Close at Hand
A deal is close to being locked in that would pit the Florida Marlins against the New York Mets in a three-game series in San Juan, Puerto Rico this season. Read more here.
Filed under Lease & Contracts, Market & Location
Artists Selected for New Marlins Ballpark
Three artists have been chosen by the Florida Marlins to develop four signature features for the team’s new home. Read more here.
Court Dismisses Challenge to Miami Ballpark for Marlins
A legal challenge brought by Graciela Solares and Elvis Cruz to stop Miami-Dade County and Miami from issuing bonds to build a new stadium for the Florida Marlins has been tossed by a Florida appeals court. The court determined that the argument was moot, becuase the bonds had already been sold. Read more here.
Taxpayer Funding of Marlins Ballpark Still on Some Minds
The City of Miami and Miami-Dade County are funding three quarters of the $645 million retractable roof stadium for the Florida Marlins, and some are still questioning the deal, particularly in tough economic times. Read more here.
Filed under Design & Construction, Money & Financials
Marlins President Talks About New Ballpark
Florida Marlins president David Samson will be providing twice monthly updates on the progress of the Marlins’ new 37,000 seat retractable roof stadium that is set to open in 2012. Fans are encoureaged to e-mail him and watch the construction progress via the new live webcam. Read more here.