Nightly News   |  May 08, 2013

Empty seats prompt Marlins to close part of stadium

Miami’s Marlins Park is coping with low attendance by closing the upper bowl for some weeknight games. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> if you build it, be prepared to shut down the upper deck if the fans don't show up. the miami marlins are so bad in light of a meager payroll and a 10-24 record they are closing down the upper deck of their stadium, marlins park, at least for a few upcoming games because so few people are coming to the games and the empty seats look so bad. they average about 17,000 attendants per game. their payroll is just $6 million more than a-rod makes for the yankees every year and he's inactive this season. the marlins say the closure will make for a better fan experience.