Located in downtown Miami, Florida, Marlins Park is a ballpark with a retractable roof and serves as home to Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins.
The park is the third smallest out of all the major league ballparks by both official capacity as well as actual capacity.
The construction of the stadium was shrouded in controversy as a lawsuit stemmed from the public-funding plan to pay for the stadium and a number of local politicians lost their positions.
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Due to the amount of rain and consistent thunderstorms indicative of the Miami area, management deemed it necessary to have a retractable roof on the facility.
• 501 Marlins Way
Miami, Florida 33125
• Capacity: 36,742
• Opened: March 5, 2012
• Ground was broken on the project on July 18, 2009 and lasted under 3 years as the park was opened for a high school baseball game on March 5, 2012.
• Since their inception in April of 1993 up until October of 2011, the expansion team Florida Marlins played their home games at New Miami Stadium in Miami Gardens before moving into their new home.
• In addition to hosting various professional soccer matches and other major sporting events, it was also the site of the 2013 World Baseball Classic and is the planned site of the 2017 MLB All-Star Game.
• On February of 2012 the field was originally sodded but the grass had trouble growing under the closed roof so in 2014 they switched to Platinum TE Paspalum grass which is better at minting in shaded areas.
Current and Past Teams
Marlins (MLB) (2012–present)