Sun Life Stadium darkened by new Marlins Park

Marlins switching venues for first time since its inception in 1993

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - When Josh Johnson takes the hill and fires the first pitch in the Miami Marlins home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night, the team's old stadium will be sitting in the dark next to Florida's Turnpike.

Since the Marlins' first season in 1993, Sun Life Stadium has played host to 81 homes games a year.

On Tuesday, Local 10 asked the Miami Dolphins, who own Sun Life Stadium, how much revenue the team will lose without the Marlins. Dolphins PR boss Harvey Greene wouldn't say adding that it's just an assumption that the team will lose revenue. Greene would not even confirm what the Marlins paid the Fish to use their stadium for 81 nights last season.

Greene said the Marlins leaving gives the Dolphins the opportunity to pursue other events such as wrestling, concerts and soccer.

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