Marlins name levels for new ballpark
Miami's multicultural flavor to be reflected throughout
JUPITER, Fla. -- It's still a year or so away for the naming rights of the Marlins new ballpark to be announced.
Yet, it's not too early to name the various levels of the retractable-roof stadium that will open in 2012.
On Tuesday, the Marlins announced that the seven levels and seating areas will have names aimed at capturing "the spirit of the fan experience and the diversity of Miami."
"As construction passes the 25 percent mark and the seven levels and areas start to take shape, we're stepping closer to making the ballpark dream a reality for our community," Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria said. "The names selected reflect the flavor of multicultural Miami and the uniqueness of the ballpark's many features. Also, the city's scenic skyline and distinct food and entertainment options will contribute to a great fan experience. There is much more to come. Stay tuned."
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The first level will be the Field Level, which will include the service areas and also the Diamond Club behind home plate. The First Base and Third Base Dugout Clubs also are on the first level.
Two Party Zones are located in left field and right field. La Playa area in left field will feature a swimming pool and bar. It will have direct views of the field and the Marlins' bullpen.
The Bullpen Fiesta Zone in right field offers a direct view of the field and the visitors' bullpen. The Administrative Level will house the Marlins' administrative offices as well as the concessionaire's offices.
The Promenade Level is going to be a state-of-the-art 360-degree concourse. From there, fans will be able to watch the game from all angles. Concession stands and shops will be in this area. The Taste of Miami zone will highlight many of Miami's diverse dishes. The Founders Level will be located directly above it and will house 14 Founder's Suites.
The Legends Level, above the Founders level, will include 14 Legends Suites, 12 MVP Suites, the 1997 and 2003 Championship Suites, six Fiesta Party Suites and the Legends Platinum, Gold and Silver Seats.
Directly above will be the Media Level, which will have the working press box, broadcast booths and the control room for scoreboard operations.
The top level will be known as the Vista Level, which offers views of the downtown Miami skyline. This level will have a Skyline Box and a Vista Reserved Area.
The ballpark also will feature a special Home Run Porch in right field with close to 2,000 seats.
Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.