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Are those giant packages, maybe 15 of them, mostly about 15' x 15' x 3' stacked up behind the home dugout a bunch of seats?

 

Samson indicates that seats are about to be installed:

 

"We're not sure in which location the seat will be in, but ideally we'll have the person whose season ticket that is help install that seat," Marlins president David Samson said. "They'd be the first person to actually sit in that seat." The organization is looking to make the installation a memorable event, not only for the building, but for the fan who will have the distinction of being the first to sit in the ballpark.

 

If that particular seat is not yet sold, the team plans to make a marketing push to encourage a fan to purchase the first seat.

 

"We've got to see where they will first be installing," Samson said. "If it is at a place where no seat has currently been sold, we'll start marketing it and telling people who come to the sales headquarters that that seat is available."

 

LOL. Like they don't control that.

 

 

About 15 months away from Opening Day 2012, the Marlins remain encouraged by the high number of premium seats already being sold at the new ballpark.

 

"As far as sales are concerned, our remarkable pace continues," Samson said. "In terms of premium seating, the lack of availability is striking. We already have more premium seats, full-season tickets for '12 than we have total season tickets this year. That's exciting. People are very excited about the move, and they continue to come to the sales headquarters. Once they see the stadium, they are buying tickets, knowing they are going quickly."

 

http://florida.marli...ws_fla&c_id=fla

 

Sales sound like they're going reasonably well. Needs to happen if we're going to get to an MLB-average 80 mill/yr payroll.

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"As far as sales are concerned, our remarkable pace continues," Samson said. "In terms of premium seating, the lack of availability is striking. We already have more premium seats, full-season tickets for '12 than we have total season tickets this year. That's exciting. People are very excited about the move, and they continue to come to the sales headquarters. Once they see the stadium, they are buying tickets, knowing they are going quicklyhttp://florida.marli...ws_fla&c_id=fla

 

Sales sound like they're going reasonably well. Needs to happen if we're going to get to an MLB-average 80 mill/yr payroll.

 

 

 

That's a little hype talk. Season ticket sales dropped this year from last year. By purchasing some type of season ticket plan for 2010 fans were able to get "preferred seating" for 2012. Once they got that, alot of fans either dropped or downgraded their 2010 plans for 2011.

 

Plus I know alot of folks that bought double their current amount of seats in anticipation of selling them for profit during the 2012 season. They looked ahead and "guessed" at what teams from the AL will be here and figured in the "place to be seen" attitude of the casual fan. Most say they will be dropping their plans to the original number for the 2013 season.

 

BUT.....That does not mean we won't be a middle of the road payroll team. Ticket prices for 2012 skyrocketed from their current value. The added prices and the fact the team gets most of that capital in the new pond means higher payroll.

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Coincidentally, it'll be like Sign Guy's or someone else that has some sort of weight in the organization's seat.

 

 

Keeping with this thought.....Or one of the high contributors to the Foundation. I believe that's actually how they choose the recipients for the jersey swap on the last home game.

 

It wouldn't surprise me if it becomes one of those seats that haven't been sold yet. A marketing ploy to sell at least a couple more season tickets.

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Are those giant packages, maybe 15 of them, mostly about 15' x 15' x 3' stacked up behind the home dugout a bunch of seats?

 

 

Interesting - I never thought about that - seat installation is supposed to start soon, so it could be! I know some of the packages (smaller gray ones) are the LED boards that stretch around most of the edge of the second deck - you can see they're installing the first pieces directly behind home plate on the lowest edge of the second deck (what I know are the LED band sections are circled in red). What's in the whilte ones - who knows, could be seats :mis2

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Are those giant packages, maybe 15 of them, mostly about 15' x 15' x 3' stacked up behind the home dugout a bunch of seats?

 

Samson indicates that seats are about to be installed:

 

"We're not sure in which location the seat will be in, but ideally we'll have the person whose season ticket that is help install that seat," Marlins president David Samson said. "They'd be the first person to actually sit in that seat." The organization is looking to make the installation a memorable event, not only for the building, but for the fan who will have the distinction of being the first to sit in the ballpark.

 

If that particular seat is not yet sold, the team plans to make a marketing push to encourage a fan to purchase the first seat.

 

"We've got to see where they will first be installing," Samson said. "If it is at a place where no seat has currently been sold, we'll start marketing it and telling people who come to the sales headquarters that that seat is available."

 

 

According to the February 1 update, the first seats will be put in the Baseline Reserved Section 1. Looking at the section guide on the Marlins' website, that's in the right field corner, so it'll be a while before we're able to see the installed seats via the webcam, unfortunately.

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Just a question, will the staduim be finished by April ?

 

 

 

 

On schedule to be finished by April 2012 as planned.

 

 

2012 ?!

 

Why did the build a new staduim, what is wrong with the old one ?

Sorry Im coming all the way from South-Africa on holiday in April this year.

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The old one is a football stadium converted into a baseball stadium and isn't in a great location. The new ballpark is a long time coming but unfortunately won't be ready til next season.

 

You should still enjoy the experience though, the Marlins are a fun team to watch live.

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