Marlins Park a year ago

With Opening Night tomorrow, I decided it was finally time to post some photos I had taken of Marlins Park when I first visited during a media tour June 16, 2011.

It was the day before the Marlins began a three-game series against the Rays in St. Petersburg. Edwin Rodriguez was still the manager. Chris Coghlan had just been sent to the minors.

The purpose of this entry is to show you how much work has been done since then to have the park ready for the beginning of Miami Marlins baseball against the St. Louis Cardinals.

I hope you enjoy!

Then:

West Plaza, the main gathering area with entertainment, under

construction  // Photo by Christina De Nicola

Entering the park from where the Marlins bullpen and Clevelander

now reside // Photo by Christina De Nicola

Once you had walked in, a view of LF  // Photo by Christina De Nicola
Main scoreboard was already in place, but that wasn’t the case for the

home run sculpture or field surface // Photo by Christina De Nicola

View of the field from the main concourse, about a section over from

home plate // Photo by Christina De Nicola

View of the sliding glass panels that had just been installed to give a

view of Downtown Miami // Photo by Christina De Nicola

Now:

What the West Plaza (and the TV) looked like during Fan Fest

// Photo by Christina De Nicola

View from my seats during the University of Miami-Marlins

exhibition game // Photo by Christina De Nicola (Instagram edit)

View of the park and its trademark retractable roof sometime earlier

this year // Photo by Christina De Nicola (Instagram edit)

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