Recent Posts tagged with Florida Marlins

Venue News: London Beefs Up Security Detail for 2012 Olympics

Sports fans heading to the 2012 London Games will face airport-style searches and an average 20-minute line to get into Olympic venues. According to the Games’ security and resilience director, some 300-400 security arches and X-ray machines could be in operation at all the entry gates. National Olympic Security Coordinator Chris Allison has meanwhile promised […]  More

Venue News: New Marlins Ballpark Nears Completion, Brazil Promises World Cup Readiness

With the debut of their 37,000-seat stadium in 2012, the Marlins plan to make day games a major part of the new ballpark experience.  The new building will have a retractable roof and air conditioning, ensuring that games will not be susceptible to delays caused by the frequent rain and high temperatures of Florida. In […]  More

Venue News: Marlins Set To Open New Ballpark Next April

According to a person familiar with a draft of next year’s MLB schedule, the Marlins are set to open their $515 million ballpark against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 4. When the new-look franchise takes the field on Opening Day in the first new ballpark to open in the majors since Minneapolis’s Target Field […]  More

New Marlins Ballpark Typifies Distributed Sound Systems’ Domination

When the Florida Marlins open their 2012 season in their new home stadium, it will mark a two-decades-long stretch of sports-venue construction that would have impressed even the coliseum-happy Romans. It will also boast a distributed audio system that demonstrates why that type of design has become ubiquitous in arena design. The sheer number of […]  More

Venue News: New Marlins Stadium Open for Batting Practice

Marlins shortstop Hanley Ramirez stepped into the makeshift batter’s box, cocked his bat, then peppered a dozen balls all around the dirt field, as eager construction workers scurried to retrieve them. For the first time, the Florida Marlins did not need to use their imagination to visualize baseball being played at their new stadium, on […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Leagues Urge Stadium Owners To Go Green

Stadium owners dragging their heels on finding greener ways to power up their high-definition scoreboards and retractable roofs just got a kick in the pants from league commissioners. Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, and Major League Soccer have dished out letters to their teams and […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Selig Says Rays Need New Stadium

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig weighed in this week on the politically charged debate in St. Petersburg, FL, over the future of the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. In a press conference before baseball’s All-Star Game, he said that the Rays need a new stadium, giving weight to similar claims made by team […]  More

Daktronics To Install Video Display System at New Marlins Ballpark

Daktronics will provide a custom-designed, integrated scoring and video system for the New Marlins Ballpark opening in the spring of 2012. The multi-million dollar contract with Hunt/Moss, A Joint Venture, includes a unique HD video display, multiple digital ribbon boards, pitchers display, out-of-town game display, ticket window displays, digital clocks and control system. Installation is […]  More

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