The effects of Hurricane Irma resulted in a minor issue at Marlins Park, where a portion of the ballpark’s roof was damaged.
The specific damage was detected on the west side of the ballpark, where Hurricane Irma resulted in a small section of the facility’s plastic and rubber membrane ripping off. The Miami Marlins, who took thorough steps to prepare Marlins Park leading up to the storm, say that the area in question accounts for roughly six percent of the roof membrane.
The Marlins began a seven-game road trip in the middle of last week, with their next regularly scheduled home game slated to take place on September 15 against the Milwaukee Brewers. Though the ballpark did not receive any water damage as the result of the storm, the team will reportedly consider a number of factors before determining whether Marlins Park can host this weekend’s series. More from The Sun-Sentinel:
“Based on our initial assessment today, the building performed extremely well considering the intensity of the hurricane,” team president David Samson said in a statement. “We wish a safe and speedy recovery to our whole community and stand ready to help in any way our local government partners would like.”
With most of Miami-Dade County lacking power Monday, the Marlins did not say whether their series this weekend against the Milwaukee Brewers will be played in Miami as scheduled.
Among the factors that will determine whether the series happens at Marlins Park, according to a source — whether the county’s curfew is lifted, availability of the police and fire departments to work the games and the status of the street lights in the neighborhood.
The weekend set against the Brewers will be immediately followed by a three-game home series against the New York Mets that begins on Monday. Marlins Park is not the only major sports facility in Miami to report minor damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, as a practice facility at the Miami Heat’s AmericanAirlines Arena is left with similar issues.
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