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It’s Marlins Ballpark for 2012

It looks like the Miami Marlins will be calling their new home Marlins Ballpark for the time being, as a naming-rights deal has failed to materialize. Appearing on a local radio station, team president David Samson said that a complex naming-rights deal had failed to close in time for the 2012 season, making Marlins Ballpark […]

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Coming soon to a Florida ballpark near you: the homeless

Buried deep inside the Florida statutes, there’s a provision telling cities they must use state-funded sports facilities as homeless shelters on non-game nights. Since they don’t, two lawmakers want that state money back. Truth is, we searched the Florida statutes and couldn’t find reference to the obscure 1998 law, so we can’t comment directly on […]

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New for 2012: Miami Marlins

The Florida Marlins are no more, replaced by the Miami Marlins, as the makeover of the franchise continues in anticipation of a move to a new ballpark in 2012. It was no secret that the name would change — after all, ownership had agreed to it when Miami funded a new ballpark and demanded the […]

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Marlins unveil premium area at new ballpark

The Florida Marlins (for now) announced a premium-seating area at the new Marlins ballpark, The Clevelander, featuring poolside seating, select table service and entertainment next to the Marlins bullpen. The Clevelander is a recently renovated South Beach hotel/entertainment complex. The ballpark area will feature dancers and DJs live from the pool area of the original […]

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SunLife Stadium / Florida Marlins

SunLife Stadium is a great place to catch a football game, but so far unsuccessful in sustaining any kind of fan base for baseball. This will be the final season there for the Florida Marlins. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 1987 Capacity: 47,622 Architect: Populous Dimensions: 330L, 385LC, 434LC, 404C, 385RC, 345R Playing Surface: Grass Website: […]

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