Dec 23, 2010, 10:22 PM EDT
Marlins president David Samson has teamed up with MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro to provide fans (and casual onlookers) with an inside look at the progress of the club’s new ballpark construction.
According to the most recent update, the new park is nearly 50% complete and premium season tickets for the stadium — set to open in 2012 — are nearly sold out.
367 of the 379 seats in the all-inclusive Diamond Club, set up right behind home plate, have been claimed for the entire 2012 season. 216 of 296 seats in the Dugout Club, which hugs the first- and third-base lines, have also been purchased for 2012.
The Marlins are confident that the new stadium will be filled throughout its debut season, which should allow them to expand their payroll. Whether the fans will continue to pour in is another matter and may have more to do with wins and losses than anything.
Check out more on the retractable-roof stadium’s progress over at MLB.com.
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