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MLB Ballpark Rankings: Florida Marlins
Florida Marlins
Florida Marlins
Dolphin Stadium|Capacity: 42,531|Opened: 1987
OVERALL RANK
30
Dolphin Stadium
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Category Rank (1-30)
23
Affordability
How would you rate the affordability of a trip to your hometown ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
14.6% 13.4% 35.4% 19.5% 17.1%
Ticket Costs
Average Ticket % Increase From 2007 MLB Rank MLB Average Ticket
$18.69 12.8% 7th $25.43
Category Rank (1-30)
28
Food
How would you rate the food at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
6.3% 23.8% 56.3% 10% 3.8%
How would you rate the cost of food and beverages at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
30% 21.3% 35% 12.5% 1.3%
What is the must-have food item offered at the ballpark and what makes it so good?
  • "Arepa. It's an authentic Cuban dish that is one of the few things at the park that lets you know you are in Miami."
  • "None, because the Dolphins' owner Wayne Huizenga controls concessions."
  • "Chicken in a pita. I don't know what makes it good, maybe because it costs $12."
Category Rank (1-30)
28
Team Quality
How would you rate the quality of the product currently being put on the field by the hometown team?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
36.7% 41.8% 19% 2.5% 0%
Which player on your team is the most worth paying to watch?
Hanley Ramirez Dan Uggla Jose Castillo Mike Jacobs Alfredo Amezaga
75.6% 6.4% 5.1% 2.6% 1.3%
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Category Rank (1-30)
30
History & Tradition
How would you rate the sense of tradition and history at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
62% 29.1% 7.6% 0% 1.3%
Category Rank (1-30)
30
Ballpark Atmosphere
How would you rate the atmosphere at the game?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
42.3% 38.5% 16.7% 1.3% 1.3%
How would you rate the level of personal comfort when you are sitting in your seat?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
20.3% 22.8% 40.5% 15.2% 1.3%
Category Rank (1-30)
30
Fan Intelligence
How would you rate the "baseball intelligence" of the home fans?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
32.1% 29.5% 30.8% 7.7% 0%
Category Rank (1-30)
22
Fan Hospitality
How would you rate the hospitality offered to fans of the opposing team?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
9.1% 7.8% 42.9% 26% 14.3%
What is the worst incident you've witnessed against an opposing fan or yourself?
  • "Teams like the Mets and the Cubs play in front of home crowds. Even the Pirates have more fans than the Marlins at Dolphin Stadium."
  • "There are not enough fans to cause a ruckus!"
  • "The game is played on a football field. It insults the game and the fans!"
  • "I got cheated out of a foul ball in the stands by a 12-year old kid who was a lot quicker than I was."
  • "I am a Met fan. I used to live in Arizona and attended many games at Bank One Ballpark. One night at the stadium, after a Mets victory, my buddy and I stood up and started cheering. The old man in front of me stood up and smacked my hand, sending my cigarettes flying. Next thing I know I am jumped from behind, and I was sent flying into the old man's wife. Luckily the whole incident was witnessed by a Maricopa County Sheriff, who escorted us out for our own safety, and arrested the man who jumped me. I'm a pretty courteous fan, but I'm not afraid to root for my team. Now I live in South Florida, so going to a Met game is like going to Shea Stadium, without the airplanes"
Category Rank (1-30)
27
Promotions
How would you rate the quality of the promotions/giveaways offered by the home team?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
16.9% 5.2% 45.5% 22.1% 10.4%
What is the best promotion/giveaway your team has offered? What is the worst? What is a promotion you'd like to see?
  • "Free air conditioning."
  • "Free 2003 World Series replica rings."
  • "Jack McKeon Bobbleheads a couple of years ago was the best."
  • "I'd like to see Billy the Marlin toss game-used baseballs into the stands more often."
Category Rank (1-30)
28
Getting To The Game
How would you rate the traffic to and from the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
17.9% 10.3% 33.3% 26.9% 11.5%
How would you rate the parking availability/cost at the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
17.9% 16.7% 32.1% 24.4% 9%
How would you rate the public transportation options to and from the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
62.3% 16.9% 15.6% 1.3% 3.9%
Category Rank (1-30)
30
Neighborhood
How would you rate the dining and drinking options within walking distance of the ballpark?
Poor Below Average Average Above Average Excellent
78.2% 14.1% 3.8% 1.3% 2.6%

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