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Old January 31st, 2009, 07:35 PM   #61
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It'll get by for a couple of years on the novelty effect alone--if the Marlins fail to stay competitive and/or continue to sell off their star players instead of paying them, then attendance will almost certainly decline.

They have won multiple world series in their short existance yet they still have home games with only 10k-15k fans in the stands because they trade all thier players to save money. I think I've read they have a large TV fanbase so maby a new stadium with a roof will bring them out to see the games in person.
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Old January 31st, 2009, 10:49 PM   #62
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They have won multiple world series in their short existance yet they still have home games with only 10k-15k fans in the stands because they trade all thier players to save money. I think I've read they have a large TV fanbase so maby a new stadium with a roof will bring them out to see the games in person.
That, and looking into a sea of tarp-covered football seats beyond the outfield wall really kills the baseball atmosphere.
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Old February 1st, 2009, 05:24 AM   #63
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They also play in Miami Gardens, which is a good clip north of Miami proper.
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Looks like SkyDome the next generation
LOL it really does, doesn't it?
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Old February 1st, 2009, 06:29 PM   #65
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That, and looking into a sea of tarp-covered football seats beyond the outfield wall really kills the baseball atmosphere.

Seems to work fine for Safeco. Many think that's the best retractable roof stadium ever built, because when open it totally feels open air.
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Old February 1st, 2009, 07:21 PM   #66
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I think you Quoted the wrong part Rantanamo. he was talking about Dolphin Stadium.
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Old February 1st, 2009, 09:59 PM   #67
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You can build a new stadium with all the new bells n' whistles---but will that really make a difference with a city that has no passion for the game?
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Only problem is that none of the cities that were discussed as moving places seemed that crazy about baseball in the first place. Portland, San Antonio, Charlotte, and Vegas were the other frontrunners for the Nats, I think. I don't know where else they could go. Buffalo?
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Only problem is that none of the cities that were discussed as moving places seemed that crazy about baseball in the first place. Portland, San Antonio, Charlotte, and Vegas were the other frontrunners for the Nats, I think. I don't know where else they could go. Buffalo?
I think Indianapolis would be a great fit for the MLB. Any of those cities listed though could surely do better then Miami has in terms of fan support.
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I'm not sure that Indy would be able to support three professional teams. If any, I'd pick Portland, but it seems like they've decided to push for an MLS bid and move the AAA team to the side, so that's not going to happen.
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I think Indianapolis would be a great fit for the MLB. Any of those cities listed though could surely do better then Miami has in terms of fan support.
Not us.

Most people who live in Charlotte aren't from Charlotte, so the numbers are skewed. Those people already follow teams.

On the weekend people from Raleigh, Columbia and Greensboro/W-S/H-P would come to the games and help sell out the stadium, but on weekdays it would be awful. Plus most natives are dyed-in-the-wool Atlanta Braves fans.

We need to focus on the Knights, our International League team. They only average 900 fans per game!
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 09:19 AM   #72
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Do you need a roof in Miami?
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Do you need a roof in Miami? the heat. this will hopefule turn this club around. nice
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I think Indianapolis would be a very poor choice. #1, the metro area is not that large. #2, the Colts, outside of the last couple of years, were not even selling out the RCA dome. I don't think the fan base would be there. Indiana is a basketball state.

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Do you need a roof in Miami?
Have you ever been to South Florida during the Summer? It rains almost every day there, or at least 5 or 6 days a week. They need a roof.
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not a fan of the design, I was personally hoping for something more like Citi Field, Camden Yards, etc
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Only problem is that none of the cities that were discussed as moving places seemed that crazy about baseball in the first place. Portland, San Antonio, Charlotte, and Vegas were the other frontrunners for the Nats, I think. I don't know where else they could go. Buffalo?
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You can build a new stadium with all the new bells n' whistles---but will that really make a difference with a city that has no passion for the game?
It's hard to blame a city for lacking passion for the game when the ownership itself lacks passion for the team. Maybe if Huizenga, Henry, Loria, etc., didn't conduct a firesale every time they won a ring (or when arbitration/contract year for multiple star players rolls around), people around town would start developing a vested interest in the club.

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Only problem is that none of the cities that were discussed as moving places seemed that crazy about baseball in the first place. Portland, San Antonio, Charlotte, and Vegas were the other frontrunners for the Nats, I think. I don't know where else they could go. Buffalo?
Buffalo's baseball stadium was built with expansion to MLB standards in mind, but I don't know if the city can support another franchise, what with the Sabres having attendance issues of their own.
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