Miami Marlins at Marlins Park

Marlins Park is the newest stadium in Major League Baseball. The stadium design is a departure from the retro stadium style of the past 20 years. Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is a modern art collector and the stadium design reflects his taste. Around the stadium, there are various modern art pieces from Joan Miro, Roy Lichtenstein, Kenny Scharf and Red Grooms. The Red Grooms piece is the most prominent, a gigantic colorful piece in center field that spins whenever a Marlin hits a home run (photos below). 

While there has been strong criticism of the stadium, I think it will grow on fans as its modernness becomes more common. 

Final Score: Giants 9, Marlins 1.

Jawaan, a roasted nut usher in his first season, looks on during batting practice. 

Jawaan, a roasted nut usher in his first season, looks on during batting practice. 

A reproduction of Roy Lichtenstein's "The Manager" from 1963 hangs in the stadium. Marlins owner Loria is a modern art dealer and the stadiums has several modern art pieces displayed around the stadium.    

A reproduction of Roy Lichtenstein's "The Manager" from 1963 hangs in the stadium. Marlins owner Loria is a modern art dealer and the stadiums has several modern art pieces displayed around the stadium.  

 

Members of the Aces 10U baseball team from Puerto Rico play hand games before the Marlins game.

Members of the Aces 10U baseball team from Puerto Rico play hand games before the Marlins game.

Angel the crab and Spike the Red Sea dragon pose for photographs.  

Angel the crab and Spike the Red Sea dragon pose for photographs.

 

In the concourse behind home plate, there is a bobble head doll museum that contains 588 dolls from all 30 teams.

In the concourse behind home plate, there is a bobble head doll museum that contains 588 dolls from all 30 teams.

Red Grooms designed the home run sculpture in Center Field. 

Red Grooms designed the home run sculpture in Center Field. 

Alfred Smith sells beer during a t-shirt toss.

Alfred Smith sells beer during a t-shirt toss.

Balls hit by Giancarlo Stanton in batting practice left dents in the metal wall of the bar in left-center field.

Balls hit by Giancarlo Stanton in batting practice left dents in the metal wall of the bar in left-center field.

Carolina, right, Jonathan and his son Johan watch the game.   

Carolina, right, Jonathan and his son Johan watch the game. 

 

The Marlins bullpen. 

The Marlins bullpen. 

A man jumps in the air after catching a foul ball.

A man jumps in the air after catching a foul ball.

The Miami Marlins Energy Team.

The Miami Marlins Energy Team.

Lydia and Tony Jimenez kiss for the "kiss cam" on the jumbotron. They are frequently featured as the last couple and draw ravenous cheers from fans. Last year they attended all 81 games. They met in Puerto Rico and have been married 61 years.  

Lydia and Tony Jimenez kiss for the "kiss cam" on the jumbotron. They are frequently featured as the last couple and draw ravenous cheers from fans. Last year they attended all 81 games. They met in Puerto Rico and have been married 61 years.

 

Post-game fireworks.

Post-game fireworks.