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Spending an evening at Marlins Park is one of the most enjoyable pastimes here in South Florida, but there are some people who just don’t think it’s for them. Maybe they don’t care about the teams playing when they visit, or maybe they’re just not into baseball period. But the ballpark itself is worth a visit regardless of anyone’s personal interests in the game. To help persuade those sticks in the mud, here are five things to do at the Marlins game besides watching baseball.

Check out the Fish

Marlins Park is the only ballpark in America to have live fish living right behind home plate. Housed in two 400+ gallon tanks made with bullet-proof glass, the tropical fish have a front row seat to the action. Remind skeptics in your group that going to a Marlins game is actually a visit to the aquarium.

Party at the Clevelander

The Clevelander has opened up a bar and lounge reminiscent of their neon lit landmark on Ocean Drive. Enjoy cocktails, great music and, if you so desire, the ballgame while partying at the Clevelander at Marlins Park.

Observe the Bobbleheads

This three-year-old stadium was built with an appreciation for baseball nostalgia, on display every day at the Bobblehead Museum on the Promenade Level, which features over 700 statuettes. What’s not to love?

Drink on the Budweiser Balcony

Lofted high above the left field stands the Budweiser Balcony has sweeping views of the park and Downtown Miami. Perfect for a group of friends and family, the space is one of the most visually breathtaking places to drink in the city.

Eat

Marlins Park is filled with food vendors serving up everything from kosher hot dogs to Cuban sandwiches to empanadas and more. Might as well abandon your seats entirely and just go on a multi-inning eating binge.

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