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New Marlins ballpark under budget, 80 percent completed

New Marlins Ballpark

Work proceeds on the new Florida Marlins ballpark slated to open for the 2012 season: construction is 80 percent completed and so far under budget, according to team president David Samson.

Samson led media on a tour of the $515-million facility today, and it certainly looked like a facility under construction: almost all the seats (33,000+ out of 36,000) have been installed, the foul poles and video boards have been installed, and the dugouts are there. Still to be done: sodding is slated for January.

The first game in the new ballpark is scheduled for April 1, when the new-look Miami Marlins host the New York Yankees, but Samson indicated other events would be on the docket before then.

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