Tuesday, November 25, 2008


As a result of the Norman Braman litigation, the Marlins' new stadium is set to open in 2012:

The Florida Marlins announced Tuesday that the new 37,000-seat retractable roof stadium on the site of the Orange Bowl will not be ready for Opening Day 2011 as the team originally had hoped. Instead, team officials said, the stadium will open in 2012 . . .

. . . The Marlins had been eyeing 2011 because their current lease with Dolphin Stadium expires after the 2010 baseball season. Because of the delay, the Marlins are seeking a place to play in 2011. The team is optimistic it can work out an agreement to remain at Dolphin Stadium for an additional year. Samson said the organization already has begun preliminary talks with Dolphins co-owner Stephen Ross to extend the team's lease.
And if the Dolphins say no, it's the 1899 Cleveland Spiders redux!


Ironic Goat said...

O. So we are not talking about this?


Craig Calcaterra said...

IG: I had never heard of that before. I was thinking more along the lines of "All these worlds are yours, except Europa. Attempt no landing there. Use them together. Use them in peace."

That's the Twins' new stadium, though.

Ironic Goat said...

You know, there must be a good "the marlins will get their stadium when the world ends" joke in there.