Marlins Park Facts & Figures
Construction cost: $634 million
Financing: 80.25% public and 19.75% private. The Marlins were the private entity that was responsible for $125.2 million of the cost. Publicly, Miami-Dade County contributed $376.3 million and the City of Miami spent $132.5 million.
Construction manager: Hunt/Moss, a joint venture of Hunt Construction Group and Moss & Associates
Construction began on July 1, 2009, although the official groundbreaking ceremony didn't occur until 17 days afterwards (7/18/09).
Was built on the site of the Orange Bowl, the famous football stadium that was demolished in 2008.
Naming rights have yet to be sold, although they are for sale. The name Marlins Park has been used since January 2012, when it became apparent that no naming rights partner would likely be found prior to the ballpark's inaugural season. The team, which will receive all proceeds from any deal, had hoped to find a corporate backer at least a year before the ballpark opened.
Owned by Miami-Dade County.
Achieved LEED Gold Certification, an environmental-friendly accreditation awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council that takes into consideration sustainable construction processes and operations efficiencies. The announcement that Marlins Park had earned Gold-level certification was made on May 17, 2012, while the Council officially recognized the ballpark's status in a ceremony held there on May 25, 2012.
Has a total of 45 suites, which are divided into six classifications: Founders (13), MVP (12), Legends (10), Fiesta (6), Championship (2) and Hall of Fame (2)
Hosted six games in the second round of the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Played from March 12-16, the games drew a total attendance of 154,624 (a 25,771 per-game average) and their results saw the Dominican Republic (3-0) and Puerto Rico (2-2) advance from pool play over Italy (0-2) and Team USA (1-2).