June 11, 2010

The new Marlins Stadium officially goes off the deep end

The soon-to-be Miami Marlins are installing two custom-built saltwater aquariums in the facade of their field level wall, to the right and left of each team's dugout.  For protection, the aquariums will be constructed with bullet-proof glass, so there's no chance of a Dan Uggla foul ball destroying any precious Florida-area marine life.  Plus, destroying Florida-area marine life is BP's job.

Why watch the Marlins when you can watch smaller fish just swim around?

The new $515 million stadium will also feature lounging and pool areas in left-centerfield, a water feature in straight-away centerfield, and a some kind of $2.5 million art feature that will be used to celebrate the team's home runs.

Currently unnamed and unknown centerfield water feature.

It's an arcade-like design and the marlins will, purportedly,
jump after each Marlins' home run.

While it doesn't justify the price tag, there is no doubt that projects like these will make the new stadium one of the most intriguing facilities in Major League Baseball.  Aquariums in the field of play...what will they think of next?


  1. I'll get my fishing rods ready... Chum chum chum here...last call chum chum... last call..

  2. Did you hear that PETA is complaining about the aquariums? They're saying the noise will freak the fish out ... apparently they've never been to a Marlin's game!

  3. Yeah. Fair to say that I'm intrigued by a more downtown-Miami location, but let's face it. Miami is a terrible sports town. The bizarre thing is that - of all the teams that play in Miami/South Florida, the Marlins are - far and away - the most successful of any of them.