Originally Posted by IslandRed
I thought they did OK at first -- 3 million fans for the initial year. Then the next year, the strike killed all that momentum. They were building it back up, but Huizenga trashed any possibility of building on the 1997 Series win. That was the crippler.
It also doesn't help that the ballpark has no aesthetic value and is well removed from the happening spots in South Florida.
The fans in Florida are smart. Why cheer for a team that you know is going to be torn apart? The Marlins won the Championship and what did the owners do? Did they say thank you? Did they try to build on it? No. They blew it completely up for no good reason. They have different owners now and they want to pay as little as they possibly can. Dontrelle Willis will be gone by the end of the season. They do nothing to bring in the fans but crap on them. They make millions and then they plead poverty and say " Build me a stadium. Florida fans are right not to go to the games.