Marlins Building New Ballpark

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MIAMI (AP) - Construction is officially under way on a new, retractable-roof stadium for the Florida Marlins in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood.

Members of Marlins organization and local South Florida representatives broke ground on the team's long-awaited ballpark at
a ceremony Saturday, which was attended by baseball commissioner
Bud Selig and about 5,000 people.

Some work had already begun on the 37,000-seat facility being built on the site of the demolished Orange Bowl. The Marlins hope to open the park by the 2012 season.

Since Florida's inaugural season in 1993, the Marlins have shared a stadium with the NFL's Miami Dolphins.