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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jeffrey Loria has reportedly agreed to sell the Miami Marlins to a group fronted by former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. With the smoke clearing, more information about the new group and its plans are surfacing, including the possibility that the mechanical home run sculpture in left-center field could be removed. Read more here.
A Miami Marlins fan walks into a bar, and this is no joke: He wants to watch his team play, but all 10 televisions are tuned to other games in other time zones. The bar, located near Marlins Park, broadcasts the lack of allegiance for the home team loud and clear. Read more here.
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.
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.
Reporting for USA Today Sports, BaseballParks.com’s Joe Mock gives a complete rundown of last night’s MLB game between the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins at the temporary ballpark built on Fort Bragg. Read more and view photos here.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 4, 2016
The finishing touches are being put on the ballpark built on a weed-infested gold course at the Fort Bragg U.S. Army post where the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins will play on July 3. The salute-the-troops game will cap an ambitious four-month project to create the temporary ballpark from scratch. Read more and view photo here.
Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com has been interviewing key people behind the July 3 MLB baseball game at Fort Bragg (NC) between the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins. He is gathering material that will go into a story for USA Today Sports Weekly, but because he has compiled so much information, he has decided to do a series of pieces on his own site about the game and one-time use ballpark currently under construction. Read Part II here.
Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com has been interviewing key people behind the July 3 MLB baseball game at Fort Bragg (NC) between the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins. He is gathering material that will go into a story for USA Today Sports Weekly, but because he has so much material, he has decided to do a series of pieces on his own site about the game and one-time use ballpark currently under construction. Read Part I here.
With a month to go before the first pitch, Fort Bragg’s Major League ballpark is nearing completion. In the last few weeks, crews have nearly finished bleachers that will hold most of the 12,500 fans set to attend the July 3 game between the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins. Read more and view photos here.
Construction continues on a new 12,500-capacity ballpark at Fort Bragg (NC) in preparation for a July 3 game between the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins in celebration of the nation’s Service members. As we shared previously, the game will be broadcast live on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. Read more and view photos here. View official announcement here. See before/after photos here.
The 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
Major League Baseball will reportedly build a new ballpark at Fort Bragg where a game between the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins will take place on Sunday, July 3. The event will air nationally on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” and ESPN Radio at 8 p.m. (EST). Read more and watch news report here.
Construction began this week on an addition to Roger Dean Stadium – the new Bullpen Club. The Bullpen Club will replace the existing berm in right field, behind the Cardinals bullpen. The addition of this new area will bring to the Stadium what fans have been asking for – a seating location that will allow a great view of the game along with premium seating features. Continue reading
The 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.
The 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.
In 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.
College 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.
Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest and his special assistant Jeffy Fleming were fired Friday by owner Jeffrey Loria. Further announcements about the team’s new structure in baseball operations will come soon. Read more here.
Miami (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.
Brad Tuttle from Time magazine’s Business & Money section takes a look at the “game” being played by baseball fans in Miami and elsewhere who are finding ways to avoid paying a dime at the ballpark, whether it’s to punish an owner or simply save a few bucks on a tight budget. Read more here. Thanks to Joe Mock for the link.
If 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!
GUEST POST – Jeffrey Loria is an art dealer. He’s also the owner of the Miami Marlins. As far as being in control of a baseball club in Miami, he’s certainly taken his licks during a tenure that has brought a great deal of negative attention. Continue reading
Douglas Hanks from the Miami Herald takes a look at how $91 million in bonds issued to help build the new stadium for the Miami Marlins will result in nearly $1.2 billion in total debt service for Miami-Dade County. See chart and read more here.
A family-friendly “Bike to the Ballpark” was held on Sunday, where fans where encouraged to pedal their way to the new Marlins Ballpark from downtown via police escort, valet their bicycles, and receive discounted tickets to the game. This was a test run, as planners work on a feasible bikeway to the the stadium to encourage cycling to games. Read more here. View photos here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Batavia Muckdogs and Miami Marlins today announced the signing of a new two-year Player Development Contract through at least the 2014 New York-Penn League season. A joint announcement was made by Marlins Farm Director Brian Chattin and Brian Paris, President of the Genesee County Baseball Continue reading