The new-look Miami Marlins opened the season in their new $515 million ballpark on April 4, 2012. Cardinals starter Lohse held Miami hitless until the seventh inning and pitched into the eighth, helping St. Louis win 4-1.
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Heat and rain will no longer be a deterrent, thanks to air conditioning and a retractable roof that, according to new Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, makes the park look "like a spaceship."
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The centerpiece of the $515 million Marlins Park is a 73-foot-tall kaleidoscopic sculpture that will launch into animation when a Miami player hits a home run.
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Sellout crowds are anticipated nearly every night at the cozy, roughly 37,000-seat park.
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The Bobblehead Museuem contains 588 bobbleheads of players from different eras and all 30 teams.
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Two bulletproof 450-gallon aquariums serve as a home-plate backstop.
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Fans can watch the game and dine from a swimming pool behind left field.
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