With the removal of the Marlins' 'Homer' sculpture from center field, Miami unveils plans for major park enhancements.
The Marlins unveiled plans for enhancements at Marlins Park that include a new center field social space called the Center Field Zone. The area features a three-tier standing deck for spectators in place of the recently departed home run sculpture, the team announced Tuesday.
The Marlins will also transform the right field foul ball territory into a second social space called the SRO (Standing Room Only) Social Section. The intention is to offer "unique viewing experiences, low-priced ticket options and easy access to food & beverages," the team announced.
The center field space at Marlins Park was formerly home to Miami's home run sculpture, 'Homer,' which now rests in a plaza outside of the park. Marlins owner Derek Jeter made it a priority to have the statue removed when he purchased the team with his ownership group.
Once Jeter was given the go-ahead to remove the sculpture in October, Miami began working on new plans to take its place.
Park enhancement plans also include a new paint job for the bright green outfield wall, which will now be blue. The batter's eye will also be redesigned in the process.