Miami Marlins Team History
On November 11, 2011, the Marlins officially rebranded themselves the Miami Marlins with a new logo, uniform, and color scheme. The VIP event was held at the site of the new ballpark at night, featuring a private concert by Pitbull and a fashion show featuring the new uniforms worn by various Marlins players and coaches, including Ozzie Guillén, Logan Morrison, Hanley Ramírez, and Josh Johnson.
In 2012, they moved into newly constructed Marlins Park in Miami’s Little Havana. Marlins Park is a baseball park located in Miami, Florida. It is the current home of the Miami Marlins, the city’s Major League Baseball franchise. It is located on 17 acres of the former Miami Orange Bowl site in Little Havana, about 2 miles (3 km) west of Downtown. Construction was completed in March 2012, in time for the 2012 season.
The stadium is designed in a neomodern form of baseball architecture. Marlins Park was also LEED certified as the greenest MLB park in 2012. The building is the sixth MLB stadium to have a retractable roof. With a seating capacity of 37,442, it is the third-smallest stadium in Major League Baseball by official capacity, and the smallest by actual capacity.
The Miami Marlins are an American professional baseball team based in Miami, Florida. The Marlins compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) East division. Their home park is Marlins Park. Though one of only two MLB franchises to have never won a division title (the other is the Colorado Rockies), the Marlins have won two World Series championships as a wild card team.
2000 – Present Major League Baseball
1993 – 1999 National League
Marlins – The old nickname was revived from back in the 1950’s from the International League and Florida State League called the “Marlin,” a popular sporting fish. However, the team officially adopted the Miami Marlins name on November 11, 2011. This was part of a funding agreement between the team and the city of Miami for the team’s new stadium set to open in 2012.
2012 – Present Miami Marlins
1993 – 2011 Florida Marlins
World Series 0
2012 – Present Marlins Park
1993 – 2011 Sun Life Stadium
2002 – Present Jeffrey Loria
1998 – 2002 John W. Henry
1993 – 1998 Wayne Huizenga
42 Jackie Robinson
1993 – Present Billy the Marlin
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