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Astros Spring Training
2017 First Practice Dates
Pitchers & Catchers:
February 15

Position Players:
February 18

Recent Attendance
Year Total Average
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
55,881
50,870
47,781
44,715
53,602
56,379
65,367
59,784
3,725
4,239
3,675
3,726
3,350
4,027
3,845
3,986
* The Astros trained in Kissimmee prior to 2017

Nationals Spring Training
2017 First Practice Dates
Pitchers & Catchers:
February 16

Position Players:
February 19

Recent Attendance
Year Total Average
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
84,804
71,085
82,849
77,585
85,012
74,511
65,958
54,454
5,300
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

Opened: 2017
Capacity: 7,800

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The 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 smaller of the two is on the Astros' side of the complex and it's entered near the 45th Street/Haverhill Road intersection via the road where the ballpark's marquee sign resides. The bigger grass field lot is adjacent to the Nationals' portion of the complex and it can be entered from either Haverhill Road or Military Trail. There isn't any nearby off-site parking, so the lots at the ballpark are your only option.
 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 an approximately 160-acre site previously used as a landfill into baseball's newest spring training paradise. This one features a "grand" entry plaza on its third base side, where about 35,000 square feet of exterior space includes 30-foot tall sculptures of each team's logo. Inside the ballpark fans have plenty of open space to wander too along the venue's 360-degree concourse. Above a portion of it is a press box/party deck/suite structure and that second-story level greatly enhances shade within the confines of the 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

  • All fans enter the ballpark through its main and only set of entrance gates, which are on the third base side.
  • The ticket office is located next to the main gate on the ballpark's third base side. The box office has eight windows, two of which are reserved for Will Call.
  • The concourse goes all the way around the field and provides unobstructed views of it throughout, while the portion of the concourse 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. Each bullpen is fan accessible, as they can be looked into from the outfield concourse that is above them.
  • The scoreboard, which is the only one in the ballpark, stands behind the berm in right-center field. It is a big one and its entire surface is a video screen. A nice feature of the scoreboard is that it shows active spring training statistics for players on both teams.
  • The team store for both the Astros and Nationals is found just inside of the main gate. It's on the concourse behind the left field line lawn in an air-conditioned building that is simply called "Team Store." Additionally, a pair of small team gear stands are on the concourse, with one set up behind section 118 and the other behind the berm in left-center field.

    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. To sit on the Nationals' side of the ballpark, buy your tickets in sections 110-123.
  • The Astros dugout is on the third base side, behind sections 103-105. To sit on the Astros' side of the ballpark, buy your tickets in sections 100-108.
  • All seats have cup holders.
  • 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.
  • The backstop screen extends from sections 105-113 and is made of a fine netting that is minimally visible to those sitting in seats behind it.
  • There is a lot of standing room space on the exceptionally wide concourse. By design, fans on the concourse are allowed to stand and watch the game from directly behind any section's last row of seats.

    Sections and rows

  • Rows for stadium sections range as follows:
    A to V in section 100; A to Y in section 101; A to V in section 102; F to V in section 103; F to Y in section 104; F to V in section 105; A to Y in sections 106-107; A to V in section 108; A to Y in section 109; A to V in section 110; A to Y in sections 111-112; F to V in section 113; F to Y in section 114; F to V in section 115; F to Y in sections 116-117; F to V in section 118; F to Y in sections 119-120; A to Y in sections 121-122; N to Y in section 123
  • Rows I and O are skipped in all sections.

    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.
  • Space on the berm is sold as Banana Boat Lawn.
  • Children below the age of 2 do not need a ticket if sitting on the lap of an adult.

    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. At field level, a seperated area has two rows of padded folding chairs set up behind drink rails. The seats there are sold as Field Box and they are in front of sections 116-120.


    Game Day
    Ballpark gates open roughly 2 hours before game time. Specifically, they open at 11:00 a.m. when a game is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.

    Food, water and bag policy

  • Bottled water is permitted, with each fan allowed to bring in one clear plastic bottle that's up to 20 ounces in size. The water bottle must either be factory-sealed or completely empty and the limit per fan is one bottle.
  • Fans also have permission to bring in juice boxes and insulin containers.
  • Baby food is allowable, but no other outside food is allowed to be brought inside.
  • Soft-sided bags are permitted, but they can be no bigger than 16" x 16" x 8" in size.
  • The following items are among those prohibited: metal or glass containers, drink cans, hard-sided coolers, full-sized baseball bats, selfie sticks, wheeled footwear and folding chairs.

    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.



    2018 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
    25
    Braves
    TBA
    Tickets
    26 27
    Marlins
    TBA
    Tickets
    28 1 2 3
    4
    Tigers
    TBA
    Tickets
    5 6
    Astros
    TBA
    Tickets
    7 8
    Mets
    TBA
    Tickets
    9 10
    11
    Cardinals
    TBA
    Tickets
    12 13
    Mets
    TBA
    Tickets
    14 15
    Astros
    TBA
    Tickets
    16
    Cardinals
    TBA
    Tickets
    17
    Mets
    TBA
    Tickets
    18 19 20
    Marlins
    TBA
    Tickets
    21
    Astros
    TBA
    Tickets
    22 23 24
    Marlins
    TBA
    Tickets
    25
    Cardinals
    TBA
    Tickets
               

    * Single game tickets go on sale Saturday, December 9. Links in calendar are to TicketNetwork inventory.
    See the full Nationals Spring Training schedule



    2018 Astros Spring Training Schedule


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

    * Single game tickets go on sale Saturday, December 9. Links in calendar are to TicketNetwork inventory.
    See the full 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

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