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19 hours ago, SilverBullet said:

Got there early yesterday and walked the concourse twice... loving how great everything looks.

A couple of observations...

The expanded netting, wow, didn't realize it is now basically from foul pole to foul pole, only ending where the corner outfield walls get super high. I'm all for it because of the safety factor but it sure is jarring when you first notice it as it looks like the field is enclosed in a cage. Unless you're in outfield seats no matter where you're sitting you will be looking through the net. You get used to it of course. 

The grounds crew uses Miami blue shirts and they looked better on the field than the Marlins in their black jerseys lol. I wasn't sitting far and I couldn't see any player names and could only sometimes make out the numbers. To hell with those black jerseys. The team store has several modifications that look way better, the womens shirt jerseys have light blue numbers and white names, huge difference. And several black shirts and jackets had the black logos with the white outlines, massive upgrades there. They also had most of those custom caps with more blue.

$25 for parking is ridiculous. $20 should be the limit which is high but an ATM gives you cash in 20's so there's something more satisfying when you only have to use one 20 to pay for something. Anything more than that you're looking to just piss people off. I just paid $10 of course for where I parked and I felt like I won the lotto because I saved more than I paid which is crazy in itself. 

3o5 menu is definitely smaller stuff and it can be nice if you really just want a small hot dog and a small pretzel but there is a point where it's just an illusion. Like my kid and I both like pretzels, I usually buy one and split it with him... I went to get a pretzel and they're 3 dollars but smaller so I bought 2... I still spent the same as I did last year on a pretzel. 

Bubble waffle ice cream sundae is amazing! 

I eyed down Kelly Saco and she smiled at me... she bubbles my waffle... be jealous guys. 

That outfield huge logo above the CF Zone is so beautiful with the windows open at night, I didn't realize until yesterday that it actually lights up but I'm not its lit at all times...

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I like the Pachanga band because they know what they're doing and they are the sound that the ballpark needs. They should just make them permanent and do away with allowing random fans to bring instruments since it's either a clash of bands or the random fans don't know how to play right anyways. The concept of Comunidad 305 is solid but I think they'd be best limiting it to their own hired music. Maybe even expand it to two bands if they wanna grow it? 

And I know we don't always play as good as we did last night but the crowd had a blast and the atmosphere was great. A great ballpark with a fun and competitive team will make a difference down here, you don't need to be a super Marlins fan to go to a game like last night and just have a fun time and get that desire to go back. Just convince people that they have a chance to see a fun ballgame any day that they go and you'll start changing the perception. Reminding them that it's in a beautiful ballpark with affordable pricing options available will only help.

@Piazza31 asked about this and I didn't look thoroughly but it looked like the Stanton HR markers on the floor have been replaced with blank plates. Here's the one I found...

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Yeah, the black on black on black tops need to be changed.

They're charging $25 for parking now?  I thought it was $20.  That's ridiculous.  No way I'm paying $25 when I can park a block away "no blocky" for $10.

I didn't get anything on the 3o5 menu, but I too did notice they seemed like smaller sized items.  Guess that's what they're counting on.

I had no idea the logo in CF lit up.  Seems like the only time you'd have it lit up would be when the lights are off?

As long as the game is fun/entertaining, it can be a great place to go and have a good time.  When it's complete domination by the other team, and we don't have a chance, it's not that fun to be there.

I don't understand why they'd even bother to put a plate there and not just cover it up?

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20 minutes ago, rmc523 said:

They're charging $25 for parking now?  I thought it was $20.  That's ridiculous.  No way I'm paying $25 when I can park a block away "no blocky" for $10.

It was $25 if you pay there, $20 if you pre pay online. Knowing I can save $10-$15 that I can then use on food means I'll pretty much never part in the garage. 

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1 minute ago, SilverBullet said:

It was $25 if you pay there, $20 if you pre pay online. Knowing I can save $10-$15 that I can then use on food means I'll pretty much never part in the garage. 

So an extra $5 because you don't pay in advance?   This doesn't include fees they have online, so it's likely a push.

 

Agreed - until parking equals that $10 of that lot down the street, I'm not parking in the garage either.  Like you said, I'd much rather put that toward concessions than parking.  There's no incentive to use the garage - I get a block closer and have to deal with traffic getting out of the garage (Not that there's much of it now) for $15 more?  No thanks.

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1 minute ago, rmc523 said:

So an extra $5 because you don't pay in advance?   This doesn't include fees they have online, so it's likely a push.

 

Agreed - until parking equals that $10 of that lot down the street, I'm not parking in the garage either.  Like you said, I'd much rather put that toward concessions than parking.  There's no incentive to use the garage - I get a block closer and have to deal with traffic getting out of the garage (Not that there's much of it now) for $15 more?  No thanks.

I mean if it was $15 in the garage and $10 at the lot that would be more reasonable. 

Eh, in their defense I'd say the extra $5 is a discount for those who prepay as opposed to a push against those who don't.

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1 minute ago, SilverBullet said:

I mean if it was $15 in the garage and $10 at the lot that would be more reasonable. 

Eh, in their defense I'd say the extra $5 is a discount for those who prepay as opposed to a push against those who don't.

No I get that.  I meant push as in about even because that $20 online is before they include their 'service fee' BS that's usually like $3-4 itself.  So you wind up only saving a dollar or two by getting a parking pass online in advance.

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11 minutes ago, rmc523 said:

No I get that.  I meant push as in about even because that $20 online is before they include their 'service fee' BS that's usually like $3-4 itself.  So you wind up only saving a dollar or two by getting a parking pass online in advance.

Is there a service fee for the parking too? Haven't bought it online in a while so I wasn't sure.

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19 minutes ago, SilverBullet said:

Is there a service fee for the parking too? Haven't bought it online in a while so I wasn't sure.

I think so.  I could be wrong, though.  It's been a long time since I've gotten one online too.  But I'd be surprised if there wasn't one.

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2 minutes ago, rmc523 said:

I think so.  I could be wrong, though.  It's been a long time since I've gotten one online too.  But I'd be surprised if there wasn't one.

How much is it to park in the actual ivy?

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1 minute ago, SilverBullet said:

How much is it to park in the actual ivy?

I make my way in for free.  The extra fences have made it more difficult, but I still manage.

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2 minutes ago, rmc523 said:

I make my way in for free.  The extra fences have made it more difficult, but I still manage.

You know they can see these posts right? They'll just make it tougher, you should keep quiet on it.

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