The day Marlins Park was approved! Welcome to Moment 145 of The Greatest Moments of Marlins History. After 16 years of playing in Joe Robbie Stadium (or whatever you want to call it), March 29, 2009 the Miami Commissioners approved the building of Marlins Park 3-2 (sounds like a baseball score).
The approval was suppose to happen back on February 13, 2009, but with Marc Sarnoff efforts to get more financial concessions from the Marlins and Michelle Spence-Jones on maternity leave the vote was 2-2, and we all know there are no ties in baseball (unless it’s an All-Star game…).
After the March 29 vote Miami’s Planning Board approved the overall construction permit for the new park 6-1 on April 1, 2009. The Marlins dream of getting their own stadium was coming closer and closer to reality, leading to the ground breaking ceremony for Marlins Park (but we will save that for another day).
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