Jeffrey Loria Strikes Back: "It Ain't True, Folks" And Marlins Park Has Won Awards

Jeffrey Loria took out a full page ad in several South Florida newspapers today in an attempt to win the hearts and minds of the six people who haven't quite made up their minds on his wretched franchise. He talks about a lot of things: the unsustainable roster full of major league talent, the World Series Miami won a decade ago and the importance of Pudge Rodgriguez. He's most upset about all the hits his stadium and its financing have taken however.

It ain't true, folks. Those who have attacked us are entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts. The majority of public funding came from hotel taxes, the burden of which is incurred by tourists who are visiting our city, NOT the resident taxpayers. The Marlins organization also agreed to contribute $161.2 million toward the ballpark, plus the cost of the garage complex.

The stadium is an award winner. According to Loria, it's won over 20 in various categories, a most impressive feat.

Best Project Awards

  • Engineering News Report
    National Sports & Entertainment
    December, 2012
    Marlins Park
  • Engineering News Report
    Southeast Sports & Entertainment
    November, 2012

Eagle Awards

  • ABC-FEC Excellence in Construction
    Mega-Projects (More than $200 million)
    October, 2012
  • ABC-FEC Excellence in Construction
    Other Specialty Construction
    October, 2012
  • ABC-FEC Excellence in Construction
    Interiors, Acoustical, Drywall, Millwork, or Plaster
    October, 2012
  • ABC-FEC Excellence in Construction
    Mechanical - More than $20 million
    October, 2012

Craftsmanship Awards

  • Construction Association of South Florida
    Ornamental Metal
    November, 2012
  • Construction Association of South Florida
    Ceramic Tile
    November, 2012
  • Construction Association of South Florida
    Stucco
    November, 2012
  • Construction Association of South Florida
    Glass & Glazing
    November, 2012

Grand Awards

  • Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers
    Structural Systems
    November, 2012
  • Planet Professional Landcare Network
    2012 Environmental Improvement Awards Program
  • Florida Parking Association
    Parking Structure: New Design
    December, 2012

First Retractable Roof Sports Facility to Receive LEED-Gold Certification

  • U.S. Green Building Council
    Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
    May, 2012

Congratulations are in order.

Jeffrey Loria's "Letter to our Fans" [Miami Herald]