For all the controversy off the field, you have to wonder how Dol-fans feel about their team being in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
The values of professional sports franchises has been accelerating at a breakneck speed in recent years, especially in the NFL. But Major League Baseball teams are no slouches when it comes to breaking the bank.
Even before the 2013 regular season began, most fans knew the Miami Marlins were going to be a bad team. But the Marlins are threatening record territory as they continue to lose games through the final weeks of the regular season.
Major League Baseball players are often paid in the neighborhood of $20 million or more each season. But what about paying $20 million per fan? That’s roughly what Miami-Dade County and the city of Miami are paying through the first two years of Marlins Park.
By this point in the franchise’s history, nothing the Miami Marlins try to get fans out to Marlins Park is that surprising. Still, sometimes it appears the powers that be in charge of the Marlins may be ready to try out for the sequel to ‘Dumb & Dumber.’
A rally is planned Thursday afternoon to try to drum up support for a potential Major League Soccer club that would be at least partially owned by legendary soccer star David Beckham.
It’s a given the Miami Marlins are going to struggle to put fans in the stands after the tumultuous offseason of trading away almost all Major League-caliber players. But it turns out no one wants to see the Marlins even at home.
While the Marlins continue searching for their first home win of the season, it’s becoming just as difficult to find fans in the stands at the multi-billion dollar Marlins Park.
Miami Dolphins fans have been loyal to the franchise despite a decade of failure and not winning a Super Bowl in nearly 40 years. But even though the team is showing signs of life this season, the fans’ patience may be running out.
The Miami Marlins and Miami-Dade County taxpayers put hundreds of millions of dollars into Marlins Park. One-third of the way through the season, attendance at the new park is improving.