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SBD/April 30, 2012/Franchises
Samson Admits Marlins Lied About Ticket Sales At Sun Life Stadium
Published April 30, 2012
FINDING A GEM: In N.Y. architectural critic Michael Kimmelman in a front-page piece profiled Marlins Park and wrote MLB “has its first unapologetic 21st-century stadium.” The new venue is “unlikely to satisfy aficionados of the latest trends in architecture, but it is nonetheless a modern building, with genuine panache, as opposed to another pastiche.” Give Loria credit, as he “cares more than most about aesthetics and took a gamble -- part old-school civic improvement plan, part marketing strategy.” The sightlines are “good,” and fans at the top and behind the outfield fences “feel close to the action, and field-level seats benefit from the narrow foul territory” (N.Y. TIMES, 4/28).
SLOW RESALE: In Miami, Peter Zalewski reported the residential real estate resale market around Marlins Park is “off to a slow start.” Southeast Florida MLXchange in a resale property analysis found that the facility is “having a minimal impact to date on the neighborhood’s residential real estate resale market.” At the current pace, the Marlins Park neighborhood “would record fewer than 50 resale transactions of single-family houses, condos, townhouses and multifamily properties in the year 2012” (MIAMI HERALD, 4/29).