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Scoping Out the New Miami Marlins Stadium...via Instagram

March 8, 2012 at 11:55 AM | by | ()

If you're a hardcore baseball fan, you're no doubt ensconced in all the high drama of spring training (jokes!) but us? We're stadium stalking. On the Internets, anyway.

The brand spankin' new Marlins Park opened this week, and while we haven't had a chance to get over there for a demo game yet, we were mighty curious about what it looked like on the inside. (On the outside, it looks like a giant white spaceship. Not as cool as the old Orange Bowl, in our opinion.)

Thanks to some snap-happy fans and the beauty of Instagram, we were able to get a sneak peek from inside Marlin Park from the comfort of our own desk. Looks...big and kinda slick, right?

The retractable roof even got a workout on its debut, thanks to some shitty weather in Miami on Tuesday night—it was activated about 30 minutes into the MIAMI Marlins (yeah, get used to that) demo game against the University of Miami. According to USA Today, the strong winds during batting practice saw balls flying into the concourse. So, yeah, good job they have that roof!

Keen to check it out yourself? The Marlins will play two more stadium 'test run' games against the Yankees April 1 and 2. Marlins Park then officially makes its debut for the home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 4.

A word of warning: unless you want to drive and face traffic and parking hell, good luck getting to the stadium. Oh yeah—there's no real public transport option for getting to the stadium from anywhere tourists might be staying.

Bienvenido a Miami?

[All photos via Instagram. Clockwise from top left: trudr18; meganjacobo; robert8185; ksimssss]

P.S. Yeah, we know one of those pictures is from spring training at Roger Dean Stadium--but we included it just 'cos it looks cool. Cool?

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