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Old March 4th, 2012, 08:55 AM   #2901
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Definitely. Both of these urban titans are beyond any kind of global classification, and can only be compared to Intergalactic Capitols such as 'XJ9985' in Andromeda and Poughkeepsie.
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Old March 4th, 2012, 08:56 AM   #2902
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Anyone else notice a glaring omission from that 'Alpha' list? Berlin. Definitely belongs in there because of its size and political and cultural weight. I've got to think it was simply an error on the part of whoever compiled it.
Nice catch. No doubt.
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Old March 4th, 2012, 09:00 AM   #2903
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I was at FanFest today. It was amazing. It was electric. I will post the photos tomorrow once I download them from my camera. I have been there several time before, but now that it is virtually complete and the crowd was large, it was like no other visit before. I dare say this is going to be one of the best ballparks in all of baseball.
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Old March 4th, 2012, 07:50 PM   #2904
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Old March 4th, 2012, 08:28 PM   #2905
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Great stuff, Endeavor. I even recognized someone I know in one of those pics. Thanks!!
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Old March 4th, 2012, 09:43 PM   #2906
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Great job....made me feel like I was there....wtg E!
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Old March 5th, 2012, 09:05 PM   #2907
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What a tragedy:

(MLB is already making the Marlins repaint the center field batter's eye to a darker color instead of the lime green)

http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_r...2_a9&eref=sihp

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Marlins' psychedelic sculpture may have to go

Subtle, it is not. According to Marlins players, the psychedelic home run sculpture in deep left-center could pose a problem for some hitters, specifically left-handed batters facing right-hand pitchers with sidearm deliveries. "If it is an issue, it can no longer be there," warned Marlins utility player Greg Dobbs. "I won't be the only left-handed hitter saying something. If other teams have a problem with it, they're definitely going to voice their concern to the league." At the moment, no one knows for sure. The Marlins don't play their first game there until Tuesday when they face the University of Miami in an exhibition game. At the moment, no one knows for sure.
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Old March 6th, 2012, 03:45 AM   #2908
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beautiful stadium!!!!!! very nice!!
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Old March 6th, 2012, 04:04 AM   #2909
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What a tragedy:

(MLB is already making the Marlins repaint the center field batter's eye to a darker color instead of the lime green)

http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_r...2_a9&eref=sihp
The lime green wall? The source article you posted is about the home run feature. Or both?
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Old March 6th, 2012, 04:39 AM   #2910
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Belen vs Columbus (from webcam)

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Old March 6th, 2012, 04:52 AM   #2911
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This stadium looks pretty good. I am sure it will be a great improvement over Dolphin Stadium.

A couple of questions:

The lower section of seats along the first and third base lines, why is there a space between those lower sections and the rest of the lower bowl? I am not talking about the seats behind home plate.
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Old March 6th, 2012, 05:44 AM   #2912
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Where is the aquarium?
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Old March 6th, 2012, 07:00 AM   #2913
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This stadium looks pretty good. I am sure it will be a great improvement over Dolphin Stadium.

A couple of questions:

The lower section of seats along the first and third base lines, why is there a space between those lower sections and the rest of the lower bowl? I am not talking about the seats behind home plate.
Exclusivity and functionality. Lower part of section segregated from upper part so that they can market them as part of a "club" section. This comes with more amenities and a higher price. It also makes sense to have amenities for lower section (such as waiter/waitress service and tunnels leading to bars/lounge) so that they don't have to walk up the long flight of stairs from down there.
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Old March 6th, 2012, 07:02 AM   #2914
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Where is the aquarium?
Part of the backstop closer towards the dugouts.
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Old March 6th, 2012, 07:35 AM   #2915
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Where is the aquarium?
If you look at the picture posted above, the one is right above the home plate umpire and the other is way to his left near the 1st base dugout.
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Old March 6th, 2012, 09:02 AM   #2916
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Canes vs Marlins tonite!! Can't wait!!
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The lime green wall? The source article you posted is about the home run feature. Or both?
I had read it in a different article.

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/fish_...efits-him.html

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Already the Marlins are planning to remedy one potential distraction for hitters by re-painting the batter's eye in center from apple green to black.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 05:20 AM   #2918
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I thought the acquarium structure would span the entire length of the backstop area. I don't think it will show up during television broadcasts otherwise.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 07:44 AM   #2919
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I had read it in a different article.

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/fish_...efits-him.html
Yup, it's already painted black. Went to the game tonight versus UM and Marlins.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 10:55 AM   #2920
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March 6th, 2012, Canes vs. Marlins, their first game ever in the new stadium...










































































































Sung the National Anthem:



First pitch in the new stadium!















A little coral action:






Opposite corner. It’s so great to be able to turn around and watch the game live, even from the concession stand:






Home bullpen:



Home-plate skyboxes:

































Hanley’s Homer! Caught in the cap by the guy in the red shirt:






























CONINE!!






No, it didn’t go off for Hanley.



A sellout 10,000:















The Clevelander…at some point.






Premium seating.























A couple comments:

-The stadium is A LOT larger in person than any pictures do justice.

-The ability to purchase a parking pass for this game was great, and I'd like to go to many more this year...But I'm pretty sure that unless they open up sanctioned parking somewhere nearby and not be at the mercy of the trolley/Metrorail/Tri-Rail/late fans blocking me in on Humberto's front lawn for god know's how long while they stay late at the Clevelander, this will probably be my first and last game here until next year's early exhibition. Which is pretty sad because it's a nice place and I'm willing to give them more of my money.

-No beer...yet. (apparently)

-The A/C vents right behind the lower bowl, but in front of the concession areas, are noisy. But don't misunderstand...I'm not complaining about A/C. Any further forward (not under the overhang), or on one of the upper levels, would probably alleviate the problem.

-The signboards are busy. I don't need to see the guy's shoe size at every at-bat. Still haven't found the pitch speed indicator, but lord knows it's probably in one of these pictures.

-The roof is so high that even with it closed (it was open until just before gametime), you really don't even feel like you're indoors.

-Did I say no beer (yet)?

-The same game announcer and organ tone as JRS made the place feel right at home.

-I can't comment on the outgoing traffic from the garages (we left in the 8th so we don't find out how bad it really gets), but being routed west on 7th St by PD with no eastbound entrance onto the 836 from 17th Av really f*cked us up. Our little (de)tour through Allapattah should have been avoided.


All in all, a damn fine place. It's just too bad with the (non-existent) parking situation. I'd really like to spend more money there, but I can't spend for a full ticket/parking package, nor do I have a schedule which I can plan months in advance.

Oh well, their loss.
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