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Marlins are closing their Upper Deck


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Taking out seats I could kind of understand, especially if they never sell. But, actually covering an entire section of seats, in a brand new stadium, is beyond absurd. Heck, even the Orioles never closed up whole sections of Camden Yards when they were a joke, and they would have had enough reasons to do it.

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This owner should of let his team have another year to improve before blowing it up. Should of fired the manager and tried again. Quitting so fast really makes me believe the guy just ran a fast one on the city.

He needs to sell the club and let someone else run it. I feel for the actual fans down there.

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They have something like a 30 year lease that the city would likely demand hundreds of millions of dollars to dissolve. But I aint really up on their local politics.

And that stadium just looks dumb on TV. That whole idiotic art work in centerfield? Blow that crap up.

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They have something like a 30 year lease that the city would likely demand hundreds of millions of dollars to dissolve. But I aint really up on their local politics.

And that stadium just looks dumb on TV. That whole idiotic art work in centerfield? Blow that crap up.

I know it's not realistic, but it really should have happened with them and Tampa before they got a new stadium. Pro sports just weren't meant to be played in FL. They have better things to do.

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I know it's not realistic, but it really should have happened with them and Tampa before they got a new stadium. Pro sports just weren't meant to be played in FL. They have better things to do.

Pro sports under the model where you have to have cities and taxpayers pay for your stadium. And leagues enforce territorial rights necessitating revenue sharing and caps and other financial schemes to make lesser markets viable. And a model where there's only two options: Major League, or minor leagues that are beholden to the Majors and were nobody really cares.

In a world where teams and leagues naturally flowed to markets where they were best suited and they paid for their own places to play you could certainly support high level baseball in multiple places in Florida.

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Taking out seats I could kind of understand, especially if they never sell. But, actually covering an entire section of seats, in a brand new stadium, is beyond absurd. Heck, even the Orioles never closed up whole sections of Camden Yards when they were a joke, and they would have had enough reasons to do it.

If you cover up the seats you don't have to pay folks to sell concessions there. This could save Loria hundreds of dollars a game.

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If you cover up the seats you don't have to pay folks to sell concessions there. This could save Loria hundreds of dollars a game.

Or minimum wage maintenance crews to clean up afterwards.

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I think if the Marlins closed off the entire ballpark except for a few seats behind home plate they could auction off those seats at ridiculous prices. Maybe make more money and have more excitement than just having scattered fans around in half-empty sections. They should try that.

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I think the Marlins shouldn't sell tickets to the public. After all, the Fish are making money whether they sell any tickets or not - why bother to pay any concessionaires, janitors, or crew at all?

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