Marlins Park Seating Chart View Map 2017

Marlins Park Seating Chart Map 2017

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Marlins Park Seating Chart 2017 - View Map
Marlins Park Seating Chart 2017 – View Map

About Marlins Park Seating Chart 2017

In April 2012, Marlins Park was officially unveiled as the newest ballpark in Miami, Florida. It is the home field of Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins franchise and is the sixth MLB ballpark to install a retractable roof. The Marlins have played in the multipurpose Sun Life Stadium for 18 seasons which was also shared with Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL) prior to the Marlins Park.

Fans were tormented by intermittent rain, heat and humidity when the Marlins were still playing in Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens. These factors has convinced the team to build a new ballpark for more than a decade. Sites for the new stadium and its funding were deliberated but none were considered but it was only in February 2008 when the Marlins have agreed to build a new stadium after the City and County Commissioners agreed the funding of the new ballpark. At a cost of $515 million, majority of the funds were contributed by Miami-Dade County, $13 million by Miami City and $155 million by the Marlins. Construction started in July 2009. Marlins management is still looking into securing a deal to its naming rights; however, deals were not made until April 2012 so the working title remains the same.

Construction and Design
The stadium’s design was a product of owner Jeffrey Loria’s idea to make it look more “contemporary”. He specifically told the architects he didn’t want a retro design which is generally built on art deco or brick design but one that best represents 21st century architectural designs.

Marlins Park has unique features such as the retractable roof with retractable outfield glass panels. These six panels at 240 ft long and 60 ft. high, opens and closes within eight minutes and offers a scenic view of the Miami skyline. It will stay closed most of the time but will be opened on some nights in April when the temperature is not that warm.

Another interesting feature that truly stands out is the Home Run structure similar to the Citi Field’s Home Run Apple but has entirely different look and feel. Designed by Red Grooms, it is located behind the left center outfield fence. It showcases colorful moving waves, seagulls, pelicans, flamingoes, marlins and coconut trees designs. Lights will shine and this structure will move for 30 seconds whenever a Marlins player hits a homerun. Fans’ general reaction to this was mostly unfavorable and even Marlins players criticized it saying that it might distract the players, especially left-handed batters.

Their Clevelander Bar and Swimming Pool can accommodate 240 guests and offers a wide selection of food and beverages, field level seating and a party atmosphere from their DJs, dancers and body painting. This is available for private events, on game days or per group.

Behind the home plate are identical 450-gallon saltwater aquariums with 50 fishes in it. Serving as the home-plate backstop, it’s made of bulletproof glass to prevent it from breaking into pieces whenever a baseball strikes it.

At the west entrance plaza of the ballpark, one can find the creative paving designs of featured pop artist, Carlos Cruz-Diez.

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