Marlins' Attendance Fading, But Still Strong Compared To Recent YearsPublished May 30, 2012
CALLED INTO QUESTION: In Miami, Charles Rabin noted Miami-Dade County is challenging $1.7M "in costs -- from pillow cases to drapes to brochures -- that the Miami Marlins believe should be credited toward their part of the construction bill for the new ballpark in Little Havana.” All of the claims being questioned by the county “relate to the ballclub’s small sales office that sat next to the stadium parking garages on Northwest Seventh Street.” The Marlins and the county are “negotiating over the items at issue, with an arbiter deciding final differences.” Any funds the Marlins waive “would go toward future capital improvements at the ballpark.” (MIAMI HERALD, 5/28).
GOING GREEN: MLB.com's Tom Green noted the team on Thursday announced that Marlins Park achieved LEED Gold Certification, making it “the first retractable roof facility in the world to earn the honor.” Owner Jeffrey Loria was “presented with a plaque Friday afternoon to signify the ballpark's achievement in sustainability” (MLB.com, 5/25).
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