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Hard Hat Press Tour

MARLINS HOSTED HARD HAT PRESS TOUR

 Marlins Opened the Doors of the New Ballpark Construction Site for an Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour

 

The passing of the 100th day of construction marked a new milestone in the Marlins Ballpark project. The team had been working on erecting the north track super columns which will support the retractable roof. At approximately 130ft in the air, the north track super columns have been topped out and new construction phases are in the works. To mark its progress, the Marlins scheduled a hard hat press tour on Thursday, October 29, 2009.

The tour offered media an opportunity to see firsthand the progress made. Media  had the opportunity to talk to Hunt/Moss engineers about what is being done and what we can expect to see. Marlins executives were also be available to answer questions about small businesses involved in the construction and what it means in terms of jobs for Miami residents.

MARLINS ANNOUNCE FIRST VERTICAL CONCRETE POUR

The Florida Marlins announced the first vertical concrete pour for the ‘super columns’ of the new ballpark structure took place Friday, September 11 at 1 P.M.

The pour constituted the first 16 feet of the 40-foot tall rebar cage that was erected the previous week. When complete, the elliptical shaped column will stand approximately 8 feet wide by 15 feet long and will rise to 130 feet.  The column is one of the twelve super columns that will support the 8,300 ton Retractable Roof Structure, which is approximately the weight of the Eiffel Tower in France.

“This important milestone continues to signal the progress of the ballpark and we are pleased that an increasing number of workers are contributing to the continued success of this project,” said David Samson, President of the Florida Marlins.

About the Super Columns and Retractable Roof

The construction of each of the 12 super columns will be divided into six phases. A phase is composed of preassembling the rebar cage horizontally on the ground, hoisting the rebar cage vertically into position, placing utility conduits, placing the formwork that shapes and contain the concrete, placing the concrete, and then removing the formwork after the concrete has reached its curing time. The process is repeated until the columns have reached the final elevation.

The retractable roof consists of three panels elevated over the playing field supported by a two track system on the North and South Side of the Ballpark. The first column that will be poured this Friday is part of the North Track system which will be approximately 30 feet taller than the south columns when complete.

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The new ballpark’s footprint will have a South East orientation, with unobstructed views of Miami’s skyline made possible by six operable glass panels.  The ballpark will be located on the parcel of land bordered by NW 6th Street to the north, NW 4th Street to the south, NW 16th Avenue to the west and NW 14th Avenue to the east. With a capacity of approximately 37,000 spectators, the retractable roof, air-conditioned ballpark will contain 928,000 square feet on the former Orange Bowl site. The ballpark will celebrate Opening Day in April 2012 and will attract a wide variety of events throughout the entire calendar year. 

Leading up to Opening Day 2012, fans can follow the ballpark’s progress from a webcam that overlooks the site of the new ballpark.  These pictures can be viewed exclusively at www.marlins.com. Click on “Camera Control” to the left of the main image and zoom in and out.  You can also click on the archive tab to look back in time. The camera’s orientation is from North to South and images are updated every 15 minutes.

Log on to www.marlins.com for more information on upcoming developments.

MARLINS BUILT FOUNDATION ON TWO WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIPS

Time Capsule with Memorabilia from 1997/2003 Championships was buried beneath the Foundation of New Ballpark

In an effort to look back at the past triumphs and look forward to a bright future in Miami, The Marlins ‘Built their Foundation on Two World Series Championships’. A time capsule with memorabilia from 1997 and 2003 World Series Championships was placed beneath the foundation for generations to come.

The concrete poured during the event constituted the foundation of one of the ‘Super Columns’. There will be a total of 12 ‘Super Columns’ supporting the retractable roof for the New Ballpark.

Leading up to Opening Day 2012, fans can follow the ballpark’s progress from a webcam that overlooks the site of the new ballpark.  These pictures can be viewed exclusively at www.marlins.com. Click on “Camera Control” to the left of the main image and zoom in and out.  You can also click on the archive tab to look back in time. The camera’s orientation is from North to South and images are updated every 15 minutes.

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The new ballpark’s footprint will have a south-east orientation, with unobstructed views of Miami’s skyline made possible by six operable glass panels.  The ballpark will be located on the parcel of land bordered by NW 6th Street to the north, NW 4th Street to the south, NW 16th Avenue to the west and NW 14th Avenue to the east. With a capacity of approximately 37,000 spectators, the retractable roof, air-conditioned ballpark will be built on 927,000 square feet on the former Orange Bowl site. The ballpark will celebrate Opening Day in April 2012 and will attract a wide variety of events throughout the

entire calendar year. 

Log on to www.marlins.com for more information on upcoming developments.

Ground broken for new Miami ballpark

The Florida Marlins officially broke ground for the new ballpark
Saturday, July 18.  The historic ceremony, hosting nearly 5,000 fans,
started at 10:00 A.M. at the site of the new Ballpark located at 1501
NW 3rd Street in Miami.

The event included the unveiling of
videos of the new Ballpark and renderings shown to the public for the
very first time. Festivities were free and open to the public with the
first 1,000 fans receiving a coupon for a ballpark-style lunch and a
commemorative Groundbreaking pin, courtesy of Gulf Plumbing.  There was
music, games, live entertainment, Billy the Marlin, the Mermaids and
Manatees, all leading up to the official ceremony that commenced at
11:00 A.M. The ceremony was hosted by Marlins broadcasters Dave Van
Horne and Felo Ramirez.  Following the groundbreaking, all fans had the
unique opportunity to participate first-hand by shoveling dirt at the
exact spot of home plate at the new ballpark.

Also participating
in the celebration were special representatives from the State of
Florida, Miami-Dade County, the City of Miami, the Marlins and Major
League Baseball.  There was also a ceremonial first pitch thrown by
Charlie Hough and caught by Benito Santiago – the first ever “battery”
in franchise history.

Seeing lines of people extending through
the site and into the street to be part of this historic moment further
confirmed how special this new ballpark will be for our fans,” said
Marlins President, David Samson. “This was a very proud day for our
community, one that made dreams into reality.”

The Badia Spices
Groundbreaking Ceremony, built by the Florida Carpenters Regional
Council, was presented by South Florida Ford Dealers, Preferred Care
Partners and Baker Concrete Construction.

Leading up to Opening
Day 2012, fans can follow the ballpark’s progress from a webcam that
overlooks the site of the new ballpark.  These pictures can be viewed
exclusively at http://www.marlins.com. Click on “Camera Control” to the left
of the main image and zoom in and out.  You can also click on the
archive tab to look back in time. The camera’s orientation is from
North to South and images are updated every 15 minutes.
                             
The
new ballpark’s footprint will have a south-east orientation, with
unobstructed views of Miami’s skyline made possible by six operable
glass panels.  The ballpark will be located on the parcel of land
bordered by NW 6th Street to the north, NW 4th Street to the south, NW
16th Avenue to the west and NW 14th Avenue to the east. With a capacity
of approximately 37,000 spectators, the retractable roof,
air-conditioned ballpark will be built on 928,000 square feet on the
former Orange Bowl site. The ballpark will celebrate Opening Day in
April 2012 and will attract a wide variety of events throughout the
entire calendar year.

Log on to www.marlins.com for more information on upcoming developments.

Marlins poured concrete for new ballpark

The Florida Marlins poured the foundation for the new ballpark August
14th, 2009. The concrete pour was the first of twelve that will be
needed to complete the foundation for all the super columns.  There
will be approximately 450 different foundation pours that will be held
throughout the project. Those pours will form the foundation for the 12
super columns supporting the roof as well as other load-bearing
foundations.
 
This first construction milestone took place
over an 8 foot deep hole, measuring 40 ft. by 40 ft.  A total of
approximately 250 cubic yards of concrete was poured this morning. An
estimated 60,000 cubic yards will be poured in the Marlins New Ballpark
all together.

The concrete crew at the New Marlins Ballpark was
composed of 25 workers. Contractor Colasanti Specialty Services Inc.
spearheaded the foundation work with the help of various Community
Small Business Enterprises (CSBE) and Small Business Enterprises (SBE)
affiliated contractors.

The concrete mix consists of water,
cement, and aggregate with a compressive strength of 6,000 pounds per
square inch (psi). The process of pouring concrete started with
excavating and dewatering of the grounds. Earth forms are then created
in the shape of the foundation and then the reinforcement is set.  This
process was completed today with the placing of the concrete.