Since 1935 when the Orange Bowl Classic was played on a field before the stadium was built, the location of Marlins Park has compiled the most storied record of any team sports venue in Florida. As Marlins Park begins its own history, the site will open its next chapter, continuing a legendary 77-year history of football, baseball, soccer, public events and major concerts attended by tens of millions of fans.
History of the Site:
Built as a Depression-era Works Progress Administration project in 1936, the original Roddy Burdine Stadium was designed to host the Orange Bowl Classic college football game and the University of Miami.
Since then the site has seen: