Enjoy the Miami Experience at Marlins BallparkMarch 28, 2013
The new 37,000-seat home of the Miami Marlins, comes complete with a retractable roof capable of keeping out any type of weather. This is the first facility of its time to earn the LEED Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council. The developers used a sustainability strategy within the decision and construction to reduce water use, energy use and create a recycling program throughout.
This green facility received 40 points toward the LEED certification making it the most sustainable of all the Major League Baseball Stadiums. It’s located in the Little Havana neighborhood and you can get to the stadium with many types of transportation, including bus lines.
The Innovative Roof
The roof covers 560 feet and takes 13-minutes to fully open or close. The panel can be used to shade specific areas and it’s considered an engineering marvel. When the roof is opened or closed, it moves at 39 feet per minute, which is faster than any other stadium room in the United States. This is the fifth retractable roof over a MLB stadium in the US and fits perfectly for the harsh Miami weather.
Events Held at the Stadium
Of course, the most frequent event held at the ballpark are Miami Marlin’s baseball games. They play their home games at the stadium, but this ballpark also hosts other events. Recently, the World Baseball Classic was played at the park and in February the Delta Diamond Dishes Food and Wine Festival was held at Marlins Ballpark. In April, “America’s Night of Hope” will come to the park. This is an event hosted by Joel Osteen and his ministries.
The park offers tours for groups and there are many opportunities throughout the year to enjoy a baseball game or some other type of event at Marlins Ballpark. Residents enjoy easy access to the stadium with plenty of parking and alternative transportation leading to the location. If you’re looking for a great outing for the entire family, a visit to the ballpark is a good choice.