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Marlins to Add New Brew Hall to Ballpark

PRESS RELEASE – The Miami Marlins and Biscayne Bay Brewing Company are teaming up to brew the next ballpark enhancement at Marlins Park, the Biscayne Bay Brew Hall.

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Marlins Park Construction Update

Miami Marlins President Chip Bowers recently provided an update on the improvements going on at Marlins Park, including The Club presented by DEX Imaging, Center Field Zone, Budweiser Bow Tie Bar, and SRO Social Section.  Read more and view photos here.

Budweiser Bow Tie Bar Viewing Platform, Chip Bowers, Beyond the Bases

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Jeter Secures Win to Remove Marlins Home Run Sculpture

The Miami Marlins won county permission on Tuesday to move its home run sculpture out of Marlins Park to the plaza outside, giving Derek Jeter a key win in his efforts to erase the legacy of former owner Jeffrey Loria.  Read more here.

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Plan to Move Home-Run Sculpture to Miami’s Museum Park is Dead

The proposed plan to move the home-run sculpture Derek Jeter doesn’t want in Marlins Park to Miami’s Museum Park is dead.  But, that doesn’t mean the sculpture is safe from relocation.  Read more here.

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Marlins Park Legal Drama Begins Today

A Thursday morning hearing will serve as the opening act of a legal drama between Jeffrey Loria, former owner of the Miami Marlins, Derek Jeter, a current owner, and Miami-Dade County, longtime owner of the team’s ballpark.  Read more here.   Meanwhile, the drama over the home-run sculpture continues.  Read more here.

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Jeter Wants Home Run Sculpture Removed

Derek Jeter may get an assist from Miami-Dade in ridding Marlins Park of its kitschy home run sculpture, which the new owner and the county’s mayor both want removed.  Read more here.

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Marlins Park Will Have Partially Open Roof During Hurricane, Braves Apologize for Playing Song

Hurricane Irma, tracking to hit South Florida this weekend, could be the first real test for Marlins Park.  Read more here.  Meanwhile, the Atlanta Braves are apologizing for playing “Rock You Like A Hurricane” by the Scorpions vs. the Miami Marlins after offering free game tickets to hurricane-fleeing Floridians.  Read more and watch video here.

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Miami Stadium Site to Receive Historical Marker

As Miami prepares to host the upcoming 2017 MLB All-Star Game at Marlins Park — the city’s first time hosting the annual celebration of baseball — it is fitting news that fabled and demolished Miami Stadium (AKA Bobby Maduro Stadium) will finally receive a historical marker where it once stood.  Read more here.  Click here to see the sweet throwback unis worn by the MLB Marlins in 2013.

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Marlins to Erect Statue of Jose Fernandez

Late Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez will be permanently memorialized in a 9-to-10-foot bronze statue outside Marlins Park later this year, team president David Samson said Thursday.  Read more here.

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AIG, Marlins Settle Environmental Claim Over Ballpark Construction

Miami Marlins New LogoThe Miami Marlins, Miami-Dade County and City of Miami will share in an insurance payout for a disputed environmental claim over ballpark construction that was settled for far more than had initially been offered.  Read more here

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County Auditors Take Issue with Marlins Claimed Ballpark Expenditures

Miami Marlins New LogoThe Miami Marlins have given the county their final expense claims for building the baseball team’s Little Havana home. The Marlins say $110.9 million should be counted toward their share of the stadium’s total construction cost.  County auditors are contesting $4.2 million included in the total, which will be settled in arbitration.  Read more here.

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Still Tussling Over Miami Ballpark Construction Costs

Miami Marlins New LogoThe Miami Marlins are still submitting to the county their expenses for building the baseball team’s home in Little Havana – after three full seasons in the stadium.  Read more here.

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Ballpark Quirks: Marlins Park’s Fish Tanks

Sports IllustratedMiami Marlins New LogoIn a series called “Ballpark Quirks,” Sports Illustrated takes a look at the distinctive features and oddities that make up each of MLB’s 30 parks. Up now: Marlins Park’s fish tanks.  Read more and view photos here.

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Marlins Park to Host College Football Bowl Game

Miami Marlins New LogoCollege football will return to the former site of the Orange Bowl in December 2014, as the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl will be played at Marlins Park, home of the Miami Marlins.   The game will feature a team from the American Athletic Conference (formerly the Big East) and Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference or Sun Belt Conference.  Read more here.

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SEC Interviewing City and County Officials Over Miami Ballpark Financing

Miami Marlins New LogoMiami (FL) Mayor Tomás Regalado will be the latest public official to be interviewed by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission regulators, who are investigating the public bond sales that financed the Miami Marlins’ $634 million ballpark in Little Havana.  Regalado has blocked out six hours of his schedule today to meet with the SEC.  Read more here.

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Marlins Attendance Woes Force Closure of Upper Deck

Miami Marlins New LogoThe Miami Marlins plan to close the upper seating bowl at Marlins Park for at least some weeknight games because of low attendance.  Five weeks into the season, the Marlins rank last in attendance in the National League.  Read more here.  Thanks to Joe Mock for the link.

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Miami Mayor on Marlins Park: “The residents of Miami were raped. Completely.”

Miami Marlins New LogoIf you have not read S.L Price‘s nine-page article in Sports Illustrated titled, “Art of the Deal Gone Wrong,” profiling Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and his ongoing public relations mess, you can check it out here.  Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and others had a few choice words for the embattled owner and the project.  Enjoy!

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Marlins on Pace for Record-Setting Attendance, But It’s Not What You Think

A new retractable-roof stadium, new branding, and new everything else, but the Miami Marlins are only on pace for a mere 2.2 million fans this season, which would be the record lowest for any MLB team operating for a full season in the first-year ballpark since the Minnesota Twins in 1982.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Marlins Park (Miami, FL)

Brian Merzbach from BallparkReviews.com recently visited Marlins Park, the new home for the Miami Marlins.  Read more and view photos here.

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PETA Group Uses Buy-A-Brick Guerrilla Messaging

When the folks from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) couldn’t convince the San Diego Padres to drop pet-store chain PETCO as a ballpark sponsor or the Miami Marlins to reverse course on the aquariums behind home plate at the new Marlins Park, they used the teams’ buy-a-brick programs to get their message across.  Read more here

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Marlins Park: Where’s the Lush Green Turf, Umbrella?

We visited the new Marlins Park in early April (photos to be shared soon), and we found the natural grass to be a bit drab, which sort of took away from the bright and colorful Miami “feel” of the new stadium.  The Marlins are working to revive it.  Oh, and the retractable roof is leaking too, which is another kink that must be worked out.  Read more here

Natural Grass at Marlins Park - April 2012

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Marlins Park (Miami, FL)

Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com recently visited Marlins Park, the shiny new home for the Miami Marlins.  I have to say his ballpark review is one of the most comprehensive I have seen anywhere, and it’s worth a read.  If you can’t make it to the stadium this season, Joe paints a very vivid picture for you.  Enjoy.  Read more and view photos here.

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Marlins Debut New Park

The Miami Marlins lost their home opener 4-1 to the visiting St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday night, but that didn’t damper the fun, energy and excitement of debuting a shiny new retractable-roof stadium.  Read more hereTake a video tour here.  We visited the Marlins Park on Monday night, so stay tuned for our take and plenty of photos.

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MLB Pre-Home Opener is Here for New Marlins Park

The Miami Marlins will take the field for the first time at the new Marlins Ballpark this afternoon to begin a two-game exhibition series against the New York Yankees.  To give fans a leg up before they arrive, the Miami Herald shares its view of the 12 coolest things about the new stadium.  Read more here.  We plan to attend the second game of the series on Monday night, provided we can Continue reading

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Marlins Open Ballpark Gates for Food Festival

The SoBe Wine and Food Festival partnered with Miami Marlins to bring the Diamond Dish Dinner to the new Marlins Park on Saturday night.  Attendees had the chance to experience the ballpark for the first time while feasting on some delicious food items that will appear on the Marlins’ menu this season Read more and view video clip here.

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An Exclusive Marlins Park Trailer

Want a little taste of the new Marlins Park before the real deal opens for business in a few months?  Take a look at the exclusive video trailer just released on GameTrailers.com from the MLB 12: The Show video game.  View trailer here.  We’ll be there in April, so stay tuned for photos.

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Marlins Choose Three Shops for Exterior Plaza

The Miami Marlins announced today that La Baguette, Holiday Bakery and YoBlendz have been selected as food vendors to take up residence in the exterior West Plaza at the new Marlins Park.  The three new shops will be accessible year-round.  Interestingly, the plaza, which is designed to be a gathering area for fans before and after games, will be covered when the ballpark’s retractable Continue reading

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