Minus All The Tacky Stuff, The New Marlins Stadium Looks Pretty Awesome

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The Marlins new ballpark doesn’t officially open its doors until they face the defending World Series Champions, St. Louis Cardinals, on Wednesday night. But like most teams, the Marlins wanted to test out their new digs with a dress rehearsal prior to the regular season.So yesterday, the Marlins played a spring training game in their new stadium against the New York Yankees. While the new ballpark will hold 37,000 fans, only 25,000 were allowed in last night.

The new stadium is certainly over-the-top, as things in Miami tend to be. But it is also gorgeous.

The new Marlins logo is certainly colourful

The roof was closed on this day

It may be inside, but the view is impressive thanks to a back wall that can actually open

The Marlins wore their orange tops. Also, the logo on the caps is almost as big the one we saw outside the stadium.

The Marlins are also wearing a sleeve patch to commemorate the new stadium's inaugural season

That wall behind Derek Jeter is actually a fish tank with live fish

It is made with bulletproof glass and reportedly the fish don't react negatively to balls bouncing off the tank

And the first pitch of the game to Derek Jeter was also the first hit in the new ballpark

If the Yankees ever try to trade Alex Rodriguez, might his hometown Marlins come calling?

Interesting that the ballpark doesn't have a corporate sponsor yet

And the first home run was hit by a Miami native, Gaby Sanchez

But the ballpark's home run sculpture was quiet as it won't be used until the regular season

Now check out more behind-the-scenes images from the Marlins' new ballpark

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