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From the beginning of this offseason the problems with stadium discussions have constatnly been causing me as a fan nothing but agravation. After much consideration I have finally come up with the best way to solve our stadium woes. The way I see it we have at most 18-20 thousand people that are going to show up to these games on a regular basis throughout the entire 162 game season. Now here is my plan. I do not remember the exact nubmer, but I know Lauria pledged in the low 100 millions for the new stadium. I suggest he builds an EXTREMELY low cost stadium thats holds 20K people. This stadium will cost far less that the 100 million or so Lauria has pledged, forgetting about whatever money the county its built in may offer. In doing this the Marlins will escape Heuizenga's stranle hold he has over the fish and we will get our concession and parking money. Now our new stadium will give us naming rights as well that will contribute funding, we will still be able to sell the number of seats we need to for most games. The best part about this is that all of those fans that were "diehard" for the phillies series in the end of september and on, will not be able to get into the game. I understand that none of this could ever work, but I have trouble understanding how investing 325 million in the dome stadium seems so profitable. In my mind, give me a 50 million dollar 20K person stadium and spread out the other 275 Million over the next 20 years to help us to build our team and support us to the Florida fan drouts. I realize that none of this is feasible in reality, but I just think its somewhat humerous to look at this. Please comment as you wish.

 

PS: Thank you to all of you POS So Fla fans (obviously real fans excluded) for having made stadium talks more important in the offseason than offseason acquistions and in fact having made our offseason acquistions entirely tied to stadium developments.

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the marlins can play in my front yard if they want, just so they know they are always welcome...

 

but a 20,000 stadium? That is giving up on the future. if the marlins can have a third .500 season, people will start consitently going to games. florida has a lot of people, if you had 1 dollar hot dogs, you would sell at least 30,000 seats.

 

I think no stadium should be that small, and the one in puerto rico should be bigger!!!

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The smallest I'd like to see a Marlins' park would be around 37,000. That way if you average 22,000 it looks pretty full. Anything bigger than 40,000 for baseball only, for the Marlins, is a little ridiculous.

44,000 is probably the highest I would put it at for a baseball stadium and only open seats for playoff games. Imagine the Orange Bowl with 80,000+ screaming Marlins fans with the metal rattling on the upper deck railing. If you go to any of the Canes games, you know what I mean...

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The smallest I'd like to see a Marlins' park would be around 37,000. That way if you average 22,000 it looks pretty full. Anything bigger than 40,000 for baseball only, for the Marlins, is a little ridiculous.

44,000 is probably the highest I would put it at for a baseball stadium and only open seats for playoff games. Imagine the Orange Bowl with 80,000+ screaming Marlins fans with the metal rattling on the upper deck railing. If you go to any of the Canes games, you know what I mean... That would be pretty cool for the playoffs, but imagine 25,000 people at a 75,000 seat Orange Bowl (which is a great crowd). That would be really empty even though it is a great crowd by our standards. But 25,000 at a 40,000 seat stadium is good.

 

What are your plans for baseball in the OB? A lot of tarp or just a big empty stadium?

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