By Matt Snyder
The Marlins new ballpark is set to open in 2012 -- which is why they were trying to spend money like madmen at the Winter Meetings -- and it's now more than 90 percent complete, according to team officials. Tuesday, members of the local media were treated to a tour of the entire facility.
Joe Capozzi (Twitter handle: joecapMARLINS) of the Palm Beach Post's Fish Tank blog was kind enough to let us post the following pictures that he took on the tour. Check out the pictures below. Click on any individual picture for a full size (630x500 px).
|This will be the spacious Marlins' clubhouse.||The steps leading up to the center-field seating area.|
| A nice view from center field, overlooking the entire playing surface, facing home plate.
||The view of home plate from the left field foul pole, almost literally.|
|Nice view of the playing surface from the press box, which would be a similar view to nearly any seat in the area.||An announcer scouts out his new view ...|
|This is an indoor batting cage, that will have a viewing area, so fans can watch players take batting practice.||A view of right field from seats on the third base side of the stadium.|
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