Friday, July 29, 2016

The orange bowl

As the new stadium progresses along at whatever rate, I wanted to share something about the site of the dolphins former home, the orange bowl.

You may not be aware of it, but the Marlins ballpark is built on the site and pays tribute to the venerable old stadium.

The owner commissioned an artist to add the letters "Miami orange bowl" (as in "the city of Miami welcomes you to the orange bowl") to a plaza on the east side.

The concept was to make it look like they fell off during demolition, so they are scattered at various angles and depths.

Inside, there's a wall that pays tribute to the old stadium with a historical perspective, and a fair number of pictures.

And then there's also the orientation of the stadium. Home plate is on the west side and left/center field is on the east where the open end zone once was. So the view through the window is similar to the old open end zone. (I had trouble finding a picture where the contrast works, my thanks to infinity and beyond photography https://www.flickr.com/people/infinity-and-beyond/)

Also, one of the streets is named orange bowl way, where the aforementioned plaza is.

Cool right?
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I loved going to the OB back in the 80's. Of course the Dolphins were very good back then.

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I loved going to the OB back in the 80's. Of course the Dolphins were very good back then.