After consulting with architects, construction professionals and consultants to Major League Baseball, the Florida Marlins have concluded that it is not feasible to construct a smaller, 25,000-seat baseball park that would later be expandable to up to 40,000 seats with a retractable roof. On April 4, immediately after Florida Governor Jeb Bush expressed his opposition to the Florida Marlins’ financing plan to build a 40,000-seat baseball park, the team began to explore several alternatives including the possibility of building a new ballpark in stages. Given Chairman John W. Henry’s desire to keep a young, improving team together despite impending player arbitration cases in the coming off season, it is critical that the Marlins pursue a plan that would put them in a ballpark capable of generating competitive revenue streams by Opening Day, 2004.