With less than 19 months until the opening of the new Marlins Ballpark, as it's called now, the possibilities of it's name run on. The Miami Dolphins have a hard time keeping one name for its home for longer than a couple of years before moving on to the next one.
The home of both the Marlins and Dolphins, Sun Life Stadium, has been named Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Park and Stadium, Dolphin and Dolphins Stadium, Land Shark Stadium, and Sun Life Stadium. The stadium is only 23 years old and it has gone under through seven different names, yikes.
You can bet the Florida Marlins will be looking for a long-term option with the next name to call home. I certainly don't believe the Marlins will end up naming their new stadium Miami Ballpark or Marlins Stadium as many call it now because they need the revenue to sign their players.
With the economy the deal won't be a lucrative one like the Mets banked on with Citi Field. Citigroup is paying the New York Mets $20 million each season for 20 years which totals $200 million in a span of the deal. Not bad, but Citi wanted to do a replay on that deal is they needed a bailout from the government, another yikes.
Without further ado here are the ten stadium name candidates for the Marlins based on how local the respective companies are and their financial standing.