Marlins Park receives Gold Certification

Marlins Park receives Gold Certification

MIAMI -- Marlins Park continues to gain praise.

Now, the new home of the Miami Marlins is being recognized for being environmentally sound.

Marlins Park is the first retractable-roof building in the world to receive LEED Gold Certification.

A plaque will be presented by the U.S. Green Building Council on Friday to recognize the achievement.

Miami's new home has a capacity of 37,000, and the roof guarantees all games will start on time.

"This is the best. We've got the roof. A beautiful facility," Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said. "This is the best ballpark in baseball right now. I believe so. I haven't been in St. Louis. I've been in St. Louis to work [2011 playoffs], but I wasn't in St. Louis on the field. I don't think St. Louis is better than this.

"You come to Miami. Visit the beach in the morning, and visit this ballpark, 7-11 and do the routine for a weekend. Come out. It's nice. It's different. They did a tremendous job. They went from the worst to the best. That's a pretty big jump."