MIAMI — The Clevelander at Marlins Park didn’t make the team this year.
The nightclub beyond the leftfield wall that could handle as many as 120 partygoers at the Miami ballpark has closed. It included a swimming pool, dancers, DJs, field-level seating and table service featuring food selections from the Clevelander, a staple of South Beach.
The club became something of a mainstay at the ballpark since it opened in 2012. The space will still be accessible to fans but with different seating and without the pool. The bar will remain.
“We are excited about the future use and potential of the field-level space as a fan destination within Marlins Park for a wide variety of audiences,” Marlins chief revenue officer Adam Jones said in a statement Thursday.
Marlins Park has undergone a gradual makeover since Derek Jeter’s group bought the team in late 2017. Before the 2019 season, Jeter removed the kitschy home run sculpture from the outfield, and it has a new home in a plaza outside the ballpark.