Goodbye: Florida Marlins to play final home game at Sun Life on Wednesday

The Florida Marlins will play their final home game at their original stadium on Wednesday against the Washington Nationals.

Since 1993, when the expansion Marlins threw their first pitch, the team’s greatest and lowest moments have played out at the Miami Gardens venue, originally named after stadium owner Joe Robbie.

The Marlins played there during the 1997 and 2003 World Series victories. The stadium also was home for early popular players such as Jeff Conine, Mike Lowell, Livan Hernandez, Gary Sheffield and Alex Gonzalez.

True, the Marlins were always guests in their home, which they shared with the Miami Dolphins.

No more.

Starting next year, the team will reinvent itself. They will become the Miami Marlins with new multi-colored uniforms and logo and a brand-new new Little Havana stadium.

Ticket for the final home series at Sun Life Stadium are now on sale at The game starts at 4:10 p.m. Tickets are $10-$155.

The Marlins are looking ahead. The final promotional giveaway is not a nostalgic one, but a magnetic schedule for the 2012 season to the first 10,000 fans.

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