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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 nightit 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!
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This year’s Major League Baseball season is already well underway, and we’re glad to see the boys of summer back on the field—even if it’s still only spring. Although we enjoy baseball, what we really enjoy is checking out new stadiums. Unfortunately this year is coming up a little bit dry, as there are no new stadiums debuting in the big leagues. We can deal with the lack of new stadium smell, as it only makes us look forward to 2012 even more.
The Florida Marlins are on schedule to finally escape their home they share with the Miami Dolphins—yes, unfortunately for all of their existence they’ve been stuck playing in a stadium designed for football. Next year the team will be renamed the Miami Marlins as they move into a brand new, baseball-only home on the former location of the Orange Bowl in the Little Havana section of the city.
It's July and we're already halfway through the baseball season, can you believe it? To get in touch with America's favorite pastime and to update our series on Baseball Travel, we headed out towards New York's LaGuardia Airport this week to catch some games between the New York Mets and the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field.
Since the Reds ended up beating the Mets two nights out of three here on the Mets' home turf, we spent as much time wandering around the impressive stadium as watching the games. Citi Field, which sits on the former home of Shea Stadium, only opened last year and so everything still feels so shiny and new. In fact, you can still jump onto Shea's home plate; it's now a commemorative spot in Citi Field's parking lot.
So what goodies does the new Citi Field contain for the 40,000 fans who pack the park during games? Oh, so much...