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gu03alum
04-04-2012, 05:28 PM
I like a lot of the new park in Miami. I'm not a big fan of the centerfield flamingo sculpter, but they are more concerned with appealing to people in Miami than me. The fish tank is a little weird to, but I like it. I think they should have gone with a bigger tank and bigger fish so it was easier to see while watching the game. The Brazillian girls escorting the players didn't feel like a baseball intro, but again it's not for me it's for Miami fans. I was very surprised that Lohse had a no hitter through 6 innings. Had he completed it would probably be one of the most unlikely no hitters ever considering the pitcher and that it's opening day.

It's the eighth inning now and Lohse is in trouble. I was just curious what others thoughts were on the stadium, intros, and game.

sittingon50
04-04-2012, 06:45 PM
Haven't been paying attention to the specs during construction, but 37K+ seating squeezes a lot of fans out.

gu03alum
04-05-2012, 03:28 AM
Haven't been paying attention to the specs during construction, but 37K+ seating squeezes a lot of fans out.

Kind of like Gonzaga did. ;)

I agree though. Baseball stadiums should be a minimum of 40,000 seats, but I think this will be a trend. With more people staying at home to watch games on tv it doesn't make sense to build huge stadiums anymore.

04ZagFan
04-05-2012, 08:17 AM
Kind of like Gonzaga did. ;)

I agree though. Baseball stadiums should be a minimum of 40,000 seats, but I think this will be a trend. With more people staying at home to watch games on tv it doesn't make sense to build huge stadiums anymore.

especially in Miami. The Marlins have never been a team to fill the stands.

LongIslandZagFan
04-05-2012, 09:03 AM
Small markets are skewing smaller... I don't think Pittsburgh is much bigger... But it is a beautiful park either way. While Miami isn't necessarily small market, their fan base is not that big and is chock full of transplanted NYers. Watch a Mets/Marlins game... You actually hear loud chants of Let's Go Mets... IN Florida. I for one felt like it was a rehash of various other stadiums and it seemed contrived. But I'll have to take a trip down and see it in person.