Play Ball!

In Reviews, Travel by Nathasha Alvarez

ProPlayer Stadium is located near the border line between Dade County and Broward County of South Florida. It is the home of the Miami Dolphins and the Florida Marlins. It is now my sports home as well. Four of us, all in wheelchairs went to see the Florida Marlins play last Saturday. We were hoping to try out the clubhouse seats priced at $32 per person. We ended up paying $18 per person for a clubhouse suite! Now that is the right way to start the visit.

The employees at ProPlayer were extremely helpful, courteous and friendly. We were there 90 minutes before game time because my friend insisted we needed to get the bobbleheads that were given out at the gate. Since that was too early to enter the seating area, the staff directed us to a luxurious waiting area decorated with memorbilia of the Marlins. It was conveniently located near the elevator that would take us to our level.

Have you ever seen in the sport movies those clubseats where the team owners congregate to view the sporting event? That is what we saw! There is a disable clubhouse box with disabled door openers on each side of the room. Six small televisions with remote control, two sofas, a long counter, kitchen, and grill.

The best part was the mixture between air condition and the outdoors using the glass sliding doors as the controling device.

Our food was brought to us by the stadium’s personal attendant who took our orders and returned as many times as we requested. The disabled bathroom, clean and large, was across the hall. The overview of the stadium was fabulous.

Although, I had been at ProPlayer Stadium before, this was my first time in the clubhouse seats. I highly recommend ProPlayer as the model for which other stadiums to follow when accomodating the disabled.

It truly hit the G-Spot.