Florida Marlins Actually Constructing Upper Deck In New Ballpark [Morning Twitpics]

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It’ll be the smallest ballpark in the MLB with only 37,000 seats, but will have two 600-gallon salt water fish tanks encased in bulletproof glass. The Marlins (believe it or not) are trucking along with the new ballpark the city/county was pimp-slapped into building. The big questions for MLB is if anyone will care whether there is a new facility to watch the Marlins. Joe Robbie’s upper deck has been closed & the Marlins are averaging 17k a game.

Also unknown to us, the Florida Marlins will be known as the Miami Marlins starting during the 2012 season.

Totally scraping that team identity of a franchise that has actually won two World Series seems like the perfect way to increase attendance.

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