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Marlins team with The Clevelander, bring South Beach party venue to new stadium behind left field wall

The Marlins are teaming up with a South Beach icon to bring a party atmosphere to their new stadium.

Marlins brass at Clevelander.pgThe Clevelander has partnered up to open a satellite club behind the left field wall in the area formerly known as "La Playa" adjacent to the Marlins bullpen area. In addition to poolside entertainment that will include dancers and DJs open to approximately as many as 120 party goers, there will be Field Level seating and table service available featuring food selections from the South Beach location.

"We don't want anyone to get lazy and to think that just because we have an incredible new retractable, air conditioned ballpark that we can just stand back and not worry about anything else," team president David Samson said. "We want to win. We want to win every year. We want to build a dynasty. We want to be around for a long time. We want this ballpark to be different.

"The Clevelander is an example. It's just not done anywhere. And you can't do this in most cities. But in Miami you can. So why not take advantage of where we are. We don't need fire places. We need an entertainment venue and that's what we have."

Samson and Mike Palma, General Manager of The Clevelander, said the area will be open before and after games, and on non-game days, as late as 3 a.m. Individual tickets to the area will be available when the area is not bought out for private parties. Palma said he anticipated the area at the stadium will open March 30th when the team plays the first of two games against the New York Yankees.

"There are some places where bars have tried to get involved [with teams]. But nobody is going to do what we're going to do," Palma said. "We'll be on the field and we're going to create a sense where you integrate yourself onto the field, but also be entertained and drink and eat. The food won't be from the concession stand. It will be unique."

Samson said Thursday's announcement will be the first of many by the Marlins over the next few weeks and months as they move into their new stadium and rename themselves the Miami Marlins. Samson said naming rights to the stadium will not be announced on Nov. 11, the day the team plans to unveil its new uniforms.

"You have to win on the field. But that's not enough. You have to have a great ballpark. But that's not enough. We got to do both. Like I always say, our honeymoon is going to be five innings long," Samson said. "The new ballpark is amazing. It has everything for everybody. But you have to combine that with winning on the field. So our focus will always be on the field, but having something interesting off the field is also important to us."


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What a joke..who cares ????


I care. Sounds like fun. But as our itty-bitty buddy says: Only if the Fish don't stink the place up.


Little embarrassing


well ,thats gonna make me want to go to a game...NOT...


why dont they have a tittie bar too..

Ben Dover

heard Samson is hoping to add a Gay bar ,also..sorta a home away from Home.

Stan M

Maybe I'm just an old you know what, but there are foreboding signs appearing that don't particularly appeal to me. Samson brags that it will have everything for everybody. Isn't the real word for that "vanilla"? When everyone is aimed at, it is my experience that no one ends up pleased. A new age bar, gaudiness in the extreme, too heavy into a Latin influence. I fear that when the team is approached by phone, we will be told to press 1 if in English. It's a gorgeous ballpark. Leave the damn thing alone and play ball in it... but induce us with winning baseball; not distracting influences.


Nobody wil care unless these clowns spend money and surround our young talent with good veteran talent !
Yea sure I will check the new stadium , and be excited
But that only lasts so long if we stink the joint up!


I agree with Stan M, theDiggler and others who feel that nothing is really going to make any difference in the long run except the quality of the team the Marlins put on the field. But I don't understand why everyone is so upset over all the frills and doo-dahs they're throwing in. It's going to be a beautiful, comfortable ballpark for those of us who like to sit down the third base line, watch the game and do nothing else. I won't be splashing in any pools or hot tubs or sipping any poofy $15 cocktails at the Clevelander, but if those things attract more fans, I say go for it. Almost all the newer ballparks have the very same trappings and some fans seem to love them. And considering the location of this new Bacardi Park or whatever they're going to call it, I think they'd be nuts not to give it at least a bit of a Latin flavor. The more fans they can attract, whether they're true baseball fans or not, the greater the chances of fielding a winning team. I know there is no guarantee that Loria will spend the added revenue on player salaries, but if the seats aren't full, we don't stand a chance.

Stan M

All of your points are well taken. You are right and I was wrong.


they should have bought a circus instead of a baseball team


Im hoping that they get Joe's Stone Crab to open up a restraunt @ the ballpark!


You read the Insurance Journal?




Local boy Mike Napoli expose another Beinfart Whiff...Buck...Smells pretty bad ..Whew..

Marlins HR Dept.

Marlins holding Job Fair Nov 2 for upcoming season at the new Ballpark...pay starts at 8.00 an hour and may go up to 10.00 depending on experience...MUST speak SPANISH...


Laurelbowie.....right on. Someone with business sense instead of just venom or racism or bitterness because the stadium isn't in palm beach. Thank you for your rare intelligence.

Ari Karl



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