Gridlocked out of Marlins game


It was nice to see the accolades that were given to the Marlins and the opening game in the April 1 article A sensational start.

However, to the hundreds of fans who were unable to see the game because of gridlock it was not so sensational.

The Marlins had a sold-out game, but did you notice a lot of empty seats? That was because so many fans were unable to get to the game.

I left Aventura early, but by 7 p.m., when I was still on the I-95 off ramp I knew we wouldn’t make the first pitch. By 7:45, I left 12th Avenue to try the 17th Avenue bridge, but found the same gridlock. By 8 p.m., I went home. My son and his wife, who came from Broward, found the same thing and went home.

The Marlins have done many things that have not been smart, but the least smart was building a stadium nestled on small city streets that cannot accommodate crowds. I guess the team is lucky that it rarely attracts them!

Gwen Weinberger, Aventura

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