The City of Miami, which is well-known for its thriving culture, diverse population,

and nightlife, is a sports mecca since it is home to four professional sports organisations, including the Miami Marlins

The Marlins' history in Miami is as varied as the city's population; the team has twice won the World Series since 1993

but they have also suffered through back-to-back losing seasons numerous times since its existence

. The Marlins played at Joe Robbie Stadium from their first season in 1993 through the 2011 season.

Despite the fact that the Marlins' average season attendance was less than 20,000, this stadium was a huge multi-use facility with a capacity of over 70,000 for playoff games.

The stadium was too big for a baseball club, and rain frequently caused game delays or postponements.

The Marlins planned to have a brand-new baseball-only stadium constructed in the early 2000s.

The Marlins finally agreed to build a new ballpark in February 2008 after municipal and county commissioners approved money for a new stadium.

. Construction took longer than expected because of a lawsuit that contested the project's public funding and was initially slated to open in 2011. $515 million was spent on construction.