When the Marlins return home from their six-game road trip, they will be entering a shark tank.The Miami Marlins??? As if a name change and a new stadium is going to get them to draw more than the dozens of fans they average now. But onto the stadium name change, well, wouldn't the Dolphins and the Marlins sort of object to playing in LandShark Stadium? Oh, and you can definitley expect me to forget about this and continue to call it Dolphins Stadium. The name LandShark just seems so forgettable, if you ask me.
What's changed since the team embarked on their away swing to Colorado and Milwaukee is the name of their current home.
On Friday, Dolphin Stadium was officially renamed "LandShark Stadium," as part of a Miami Dolphins business partnership with singer Jimmy Buffett.
Land Shark Lager is a beer developed by Buffett, who is considering buying into the NFL's Dolphins, which are owned by Stephen Ross.
The name change to LandShark Stadium will last only through the remainder of the Marlins season and the 2009 NFL campaign. The 2010 Super Bowl will be played in Miami.
Since their inaugural 1993 season, the Marlins have shared their stadium with the Dolphins.
In 2012, the Marlins will be moving into their own retractable-roof ballpark on the Orange Bowl grounds in the Little Havana section of Miami. Before that season, the franchise will be renamed the Miami Marlins.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
The Marlins And The Dolphins No Longer Play At "Dolphins Stadium"
Keith's Sports Journal had a story on this last week and it was proposed that Dolphins Stadium could be renamed LandShark stadium. Well it turns out, that has become a reality. Yes, there actually is a stadium in the NFL named after a Jimmy Buffet beer! MLB.com has more.