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February 15

Position Players:
February 18

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2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
50,870
47,781
44,715
53,602
56,379
65,367
59,784
4,239
3,675
3,726
3,350
4,027
3,845
3,986
* The Astros trained in Kissimmee prior to 2017

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2017 First Practice Dates
Pitchers & Catchers:
February 16

Position Players:
February 19

Recent Attendance
Year Total Average
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
71,085
82,849
77,585
85,012
74,511
65,958
54,454
5,924
5,918
5,542
5,313
4,657
4,397
4,538
* The Nationals trained in Viera prior to 2017

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Ballpark of the Palm Beaches


Spring Training home of the Astros and Nationals beginning in 2017

Ballpark address:
5444 Haverhill Road
West Palm Beach, FL   33407

Opening: 2017
Capacity: 7,800

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Future site of Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

Location
The new Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is a mile and a half from I-95, which itself is just a couple miles from the Atlantic Ocean.

Directions
Take I-95 to Exit 74 (45th Street) and drive west on 45th St. for 1½ miles. Turn left onto Haverhill Road and the ballpark can be accessed a short distance ahead on the left.

Parking
Two grass fields are used for the parking lots. The field in the northwest part of the complex (near the 45th Street/Haverhill Road intersection) is on the Astros' side, while the grass lot on the southern edge of the site is adjacent to the Nationals' portion of the complex.
 Cost: $10


Stadium Information
Just the second two-team facility ever to be constructed in Florida, The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is responsible for getting the Astros and Nationals to leave their all to myself complexes in Kissimmee and Viera to jointly take up residence in a city that last hosted spring training baseball in 1997, after which the Braves and Expos left West Palm Beach. Bringing the Grapefruit League back to town cost precisely $148,577,137 to transform a 160-acre site previously used as a landfill into baseball's newest spring training paradise. This one will feature a "grand" entry plaza on its third base side, where about 35,000 square feet of exterior space will include 30-foot tall sculptures of each team's logo. Inside the ballpark fans will have plenty of space to wander too, and along the venue's 360-degree concourse will be displays of public art that are cut into structures that enhance shade within the confines of a place that has a name which works for both the city and county of its residence, as West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County are represented in "Ballpark of the Palm Beaches," which often includes "The" as part of its title.

Fast Facts

  • Construction began on November 10, 2015.
  • Most fans will enter the ballpark through its main gate on the third base side, where a grand entry plaza will be located.
  • The main ticket office will be located next to the main gate on the ballpark's third base (plaza) side. Will Call will be found there as well.
  • The concourse goes all the way around the field and will allow for unobstructed views throughout, while the portion of it within the infield is covered by the upper level.
  • The bullpens are located behind the outfield fence. The Nationalsí is directly behind the right field wall and the Astros' bullpen is behind the left field wall.
  • The main scoreboard will stand behind the berm in right-center field.
  • The team store for both the Astros and Nationals will be found by the third base plaza entrance.

    Practice Fields

  • Within the complex are a dozen full-sized practice fields. Six fields belong to each team and they are collectively in separate halves of the complex, with the Astros' fields in the northern half and the Nationals' half-dozen fields in the southern part.
  • The practice fields used by the Astros are beyond the ballpark's outfield, with the two big league fields well back of left field and alongside the 45th Street perimeter of the complex. The quad of fields used by the organization's minor leaguers extends to just beyond the right field side of the ballpark.
  • The Nationals' practice fields are in front of the ballpark, spanning from about home plate to the right field corner, where the organization's quad of minor league fields are. The two fields dedicated to big league usage are adjacent to a general parking lot with the stadium's home plate and first base side facade nearby.

    Types of Seating
    Ballpark of the Palm Beaches seating diagram All seats in the grandstand are of the modern stadium-style variety and are colored blue. General admission grass seating is available behind the outfield fence and along the left field line.

  • Stadium seats: All sections, totaling 6,400 fixed seats
  • Bleachers: none
  • Berm: The grass-covered areas can hold approximately 1,250 people, with the majority of that capacity located on the slope beheind the outfield wall that spans from left-center to right-center field.

    Notes about the seating

  • The Nationals dugout is on the first base side, behind sections 113-115.
  • The Astros dugout is on the third base side, behind sections 103-105.
  • Handicap accessible seating is available at the top of sections 100, 102, 105, 108, 110, 113 and 118. An additional ADA space is found adjacent to the far side of the Nationals' dugout, in front of section 116.

    Tickets

  • Sections 100-101 and 117-123 are sold as Outfield Reserve.
  • The lower half of sections 102-116 are sold as Dugout Box. The upper half of those sections sell as Infield Box.
  • The rows closest to field level in sections 106-112, which are behind home plate, are sold as Home Plate Box.
  • The rows closest to field level in sections 116-119, which are mostly along the right field line, are sold as Field Box.
  • Space on the berm is sold as Banana Boat Lawn.

    VIP seating
    A half-dozen suites are housed in the upper level, with three apiece along the first and third baseline. In addition to the six suites, the upper level has a covered party deck at each of its ends.


    Game Day
    Gates open 1½ hours (90 minutes) before game time.

    Unique ballpark fare
    Noteworthy for adult drink drinkers, the full-service bar in left field will have 32 taps, thus ensuring a wide variety of cold beverage options there.



    2017 Nationals Spring Training Schedule


    (only home games at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches are listed)
     February/March
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
        28
    Astros
    1:05
    Tickets
    1 2 3
    Cardinals
    1:05
    Tickets
    4
    5
    Twins
    1:05
    Tickets
    6 7
    Red Sox
    1:05
    Tickets
    8 9
    Marlins
    1:05
    Tickets
    10
    Cardinals
    1:05
    Tickets
    11
    12
    Astros
    1:05
    Tickets
    13
    Tigers
    1:05
    Tickets
    14 15 16
    Mets
    1:05
    Tickets
    17 18
    Astros
    1:05
    Tickets
    19 20
    Yankees
    1:05
    Tickets
    21
    Braves
    1:05
    Tickets
    22 23
    Mets
    1:05
    Tickets
    24
    Cardinals
    1:05
    Tickets
    25
    26
    Astros
    1:05
    Tickets
    27 28
    Marlins
    6:35
    Tickets
    29 30 31  

    * Single game tickets went on sale Saturday, January 14. Links in calendar are to TicketNetwork inventory.
    See the full 2017 Nationals Spring Training schedule



    2017 Astros Spring Training Schedule


    (only home games at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches are listed)
     March
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
          1
    Marlins
    1:05
    Tickets
    2
    Nationals
    1:05
    Tickets
    3 4
    Mets
    1:05
    Tickets
    5 6
    Red Sox
    1:05
    Tickets
    7 8
    Mets
    1:05
    Tickets
    9 10 11
    Marlins
    1:05
    Tickets
    12 13 14
    Mets
    1:05
    Tickets
    15
    Nationals
    1:05
    Tickets
    16 17
    Braves
    1:05
    Tickets
    18
    19
    Yankees
    1:05
    Tickets
    20
    Cardinals
    6:05
    Tickets
    21 22
    Twins
    1:05
    Tickets
    23 24 25
    Nationals
    1:05
    Tickets
    26 27
    Cardinals
    6:05
    Tickets
    28 29
    Marlins
    1:05
    Tickets
    30 31  

    * Single game tickets went on sale Saturday, January 14. Links in calendar are to TicketNetwork inventory.
    See the full 2017 Astros Spring Training schedule



    Ballpark Area Info
    The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is reached from the interstate by 45th Street, which is very well developed already with shopping centers, hotels, fast food joints and other examples of commercialism, although the typical modern day urban development ceases at Military Trail, which is one of the two north/south running streets that border the Astros' and Nationals' new complex. The other is Haverhill Road, which is the address used for the ballpark's location and there's not really anything notable in the immediate vicinity on that side of the complex, as just a bunch of white buildings that make up an office park of the light industrial variety are across the street. On the Military Trail boundary side of the spring training facility, the quite sizable Palm Beach Lakes Community High School is on the opposite side of the street, which is parallel to the dual set of cloverleaf-style arranged fields used by both teams' minor leaguers.

    Travelers' notes

  • The closest Interstate (I-95) is 1½ miles away.
  • To "get away from it all" one doesn't have to go far: a 548-acre nature preserve, called the Winding Waters Natural Area, is a tad under a mile (0.9) to the north of the ballpark off of Haverhill Road. The restored wetlands there offer hiking trails, a kayak/canoe launch and plenty of opportunities to view native wildlife in their tranquil habitat.
  • Roger Dean Stadium, the only other Florida spring training park used by two teams (Cardinals/Marlins), is just 12 miles away in Jupiter.

    Nearby Hotels

    Hotels close to Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

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    Distance Hotel Street Address City/Zip Phone
    1.7 miles Red Roof Inn Plus 2421 Metrocentre Blvd West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561-697-7710
    4.8 Best Western 1800 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-683-8810
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    Nearby Restaurants

    Restaurants close to Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

    Distance Restaurant Street Address City/Zip Phone
    0.7 miles Romeo's Pizza 5335 N Military Trail West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561-688-9799
    1.1 Healthy Habit Cafe 3111 45th St West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561-640-1007
    1.2 Pollo Tropical 3085 45th St West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561-689-3562
    1.7 Cracker Barrel 2411 Metrocentre Blvd West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561-686-0660
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    Airports close to Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

    Distance Airport Airport Code
    8.5 miles Palm Beach International PBI
    54.1 Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International FLL
    74.3 Miami International MIA

    Ballpark of the Palm Beaches during construction
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