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Marlins Stadium Update No. 411


With no real news on the state of ballpark negotiations, the Marlins announced today they have launched a new Web site dedicated to news of the ballpark.

In all seriousness, they did launch marlinsnewballpark.com, “the official site of the Marlins ballpark,” complete with details about the planned $515 million stadium, how it will be financed, the history of the Orange Bowl, economic details, and background about the venue's architect, HOK. There’s a news section, commentary, even a section where fans can print their own signs of support for the ballpark.

And there’s a section for photos… Alas, under the section titled “renderings,” the site says "Coming Soon" in English and "Under Construction" in Spanish. There’s also a Spanish version of the ballpark Web site here.

The team said the idea for the site came from fan research. In a statement, Marlins President David Samson called it a "one-stop shop for ballpark information."

It's still possible the agreements spelling out the details of the ballpark's financing, construction management, non-relocation and other items could be presented to Miami-Dade County and Miami city commissioners in December, but it's more likely they'll be made available in January with a vote scheduled sometime that month.

Categories: Florida Marlins (193), Marlins Stadium Updates (112), Orange Bowl (45)


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CRAIG DAVIS In more than 33 years at the Sun Sentinel, Craig Davis has written about a wide variety of sports topics from baseball to yachting, fishing to triathlons, and also worked as a copy editor and page designer. Recently he reported on local sports, including running, swimming, cycling, equestrian and beach volleyball. He enjoys sports as a participant as well as a spectator, is active in the South Florida running scene plays in the curling club at Saveology Iceplex. This blog offers a glimpse at the business side of sports in the interest of enhancing enjoyment of the games and sporting options as a spectator as well as a participant.
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