Capacity: 37,000 Opened: 2012
Miami Marlins have a new look, a new stadium, and a new manager. Caliente!
What makes this stadium unique?
Marlins Park will debut in the 2012 season and judging by the plans, this park will be cutting edge. The stadium will have a retractable roof and the outfield will have windows that slide open to a view of downtown Miami. Like Chase Field in Phoenix, Marlins Park will have a pool area in left field called La Playa. South Beach icon, The Clevelander, will be opening a poolside venue for fans to enjoy. Aquariums are to be built on either side of the home plate backstop. This will provide players and fans a view of aquatic sea life. As a tribute to the Miami Orange Bowl, which was demolished for this ballpark, the east plaza will sport letters from the former stadium for fans to walk by. The west plaza will have a paved walkway designed by a local artist. A home run feature will pop up like the Home Run Apple at Citi Field that incorporates marlins, lasers, and water. The design has received very negative feedback but hopefully will look better in person than on paper. All-in-all the opening of this park and recent team moves is sure to drive up game attendance!
Dining and Nightlife
La Camaronera Restaurant & Fish Market
Due to the limited number of parking spots around the stadium (about 6,000), the Marlins suggest fans who are driving to purchase passes in advance at their website and arrive early. Their lots are $15. Public transportation is the way to go with eight buses running routes by the stadium and a $5 round trip shuttle from the Metrorail’s Culmer Station.
|Weekend for Two|
|La Quinta Inn and Suites Miami Airport West||$180|
|Tickets (2 Vista Reserved Tickets)||$16|
|Breakfast Complementary at hotel
Friday Dinner (Blue Collar: Cobb Salad, The Big Ragout Sandwich, 2 Beers)
Saturday Lunch (La Camaronera Restaurant & Fish Market: Breaded Shrimp Sandwich, Black-Eyed Pea Fritters, Breaded Shrimp Combination, 2 Sodas)
Saturday Dinner (Finnegan’s River- Glade Gator, Queen Crab Legs, 2 beers)
Pre-game at Finnegan’s River (Bucket of Beer)
|Metrobus Day Pass (2)||$10|
*Prices may differ depending on time of travel. All restaurant and bar prices include tax and a 20% tip.