Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise the Miami Marlins are set to introduce a new outfield section to Marlins Park in an effort to boost atmosphere and attendances at its ballpark.

Fort Lauderdale-based newspaper the Sun-Sentinel said the new ‘Comunidad 305’ section at Marlins Park will encourage fans to bring musical instruments, flags and other items. The Marlins will reportedly charge $8 (£6/€7) per ticket for the new section.

The effort comes with the Marlins currently ranking last in terms of attendance figures in MLB. The team has endured a difficult season and sits bottom of the National League East division.

The Marlins moved to Marlins Park in 2012. With a seating capacity of 37,442, it is one of the smallest stadia in MLB.

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