Marlins Park


North America, United States, Miami

The Florida Marlins' new ballpark, known as Miami Ballpark in official documents, is an approved ballpark that is being built less than 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Downtown Miami in the Little Havana neighborhood, on the site of the former Miami Orange Bowl. Upon completion, the new ballpark will become home to the Florida Marlins, which will change its name to the Miami Marlins when moving into the stadium. Construction began on July 1, 2009. The Marlins hope to move into their new home in April 2012. The stadium will become the sixth Major League Baseball stadium to have a retractable roof. With a planned seating capacity of 37,000, it will be the third-smallest stadium in Major League Baseball by official capacity, and the smallest by actual capacity. The Marlins are pushing to have the new ballpark host the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.