Marlins New Stadium Update

First off, I want to thank Jrsyeagle, Dan and FSUMarlins for their insights into the groundbreaking, it was very much appreciated.

After the groundbreaking the team released more renderings and stuff about the new stadium.

Here are the new renderings:

Stadium Photo Galleries

The Sun-Sentinel presented an interactive version.

Interactive: Explore the new stadium from the inside out

The Miami Herald presented an animation of the new stadium.

The Marlins new stadium -- an animation

There is almost no orange, Thank God, though teal while not emphasized, is definitely present.  I just hope they hold to that.

Sarah Talalay gives a recap of the groundbreaking:

Marlins Stadium Update No. 987 days and counting...

A couple of things from Ms. Talalay's recap:

First

Samson meanwhile, said the team will be working on new merchandise and branding and even uniforms for the team’s name change to Miami Marlins, when it moves into the new ballpark in 2012.

"New uniforms, we’re relocating," Samson said. "We’re going to embrace our current fan base and welcome a new fan base, because it’s what we need to have happen."

We all knew they were going to redesign the uniforms for the new stadium.  Personally I can't see the need for it, I mean other than the "F" will be removed from the cap and the road uniforms will say Miami instead of Florida, but the colors work for me.  If they want to add more teal, I can get behind that.  If they decide to go red or orange, I'm going to start throwing things at the television.  Every team in the NL East has red or orange as part of their colors, the Marlins don't need to join in.

Second, if the new renderings and stuff have you wanting to purchase season tickets for the new stadium, there is something you really need to know. 
Yes, that means the dugouts will be switched with the Marlins’ on the third base side, rather than the first base side, as it is now at Land Shark Stadium.
I guess the front office thinks Andy Fox is getting a little pudgy and needs the extra exercise of running across the field rather than just walking a few steps to the first base coach's box.

When the Marlins make the change from the first base side to the third base side they will become the lucky thirteenth club in the majors to have the home dugout on the third base side.

The other twelve are:

Arizona Diamondbacks (Chase Field)
Chicago Cubs (Wrigley Field)
Chicago White Sox (U.S. Cellular Field)
Cleveland Indians (Jacobs Field)
Detroit Tigers (Comerica Park)
Los Angeles Angels (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)
Los Angeles Dodgers (Dodger Stadium)
Minnesota Twins (Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome)
Oakland A's (McAfee Coliseum)
Pittsburgh Pirates (PNC Park)
San Francisco Giants (AT&T Park)
Toronto Blue Jays (Rogers Centre)
I guess the bottom line to all of this is, if you plan on sitting on one of the baselines and want to avoid as many Phillies fans as possible in the new stadium, sit on the third base side.  Then again, knowing Phillies fans, they won't be smart enough to figure out that their team is in the first base dugout.   Oh, well, at least you would've tried.


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