Palm Beach County (FL) commissioners this morning are scheduled to vote on a series of items that will allow the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals to get started later this week on building their new Major League Baseball spring training complex south of 45th Street. Read more here.
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Palm Beach County Will Vote Today to Issue Ballpark Bonds
Palm Beach County Green Lights Astros/Nats Spring Training Facility
The Palm Beach County (FL) Commission on Tuesday gave its final okay for a $135 million stadium deal nearly two years in the making. The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals have agreed to make West Palm Beach their new spring training home, with plans to move into the county’s planned stadium in 2017. Read more here.
Florida Legislature Removes Obstacle for Nats, Astros Spring Training Stadium
The Florida Legislature on Wednesday removed a big hurdle to the $135 million spring training complex for the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros by easing restrictions on the West Palm Beach property targeted for the project. Read more here.
Nats, ‘Stros Submit Spring-Training Design Plans
The Washington Nationals and Houston Astros submitted preliminary design plans for a new spring-training complex to be built near the intersection of Haverhill and 45th Street in West Palm Beach (FL). Read more and watch news report here.
County Approves Initial Spend for New Nats, Astros Spring-Training Facility
The Palm Beach County Commission on Tuesday approved spending the initial $5 million of a $135 million proposal to build a spring-training stadium for the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals, although the deal has not yet been finalized with the teams. Read more here.
Back to the Table in West Palm Beach
Negotiations resumed Wednesday in a bid to bring the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals to a proposed new $135 million spring-training complex in West Palm Beach (FL). A deal could involve a land swap between Palm Beach County and West Palm Beach. Read more here.
Palm Beach County Approves Spring-Training Deal, But Site Still Needed
Palm Beach County (FL) Commissioners voted 5-2 on Tuesday to approve the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals proposal for a $135 million training facility, if the teams can find a site in the next 90 days and close on the site 90 days thereafter. Local hotel tax revenue would be used to help pay for the new complex. Read more here.
Palm Beach County to Consider Latest Stadium Plan
The Palm Beach County (FL) Commission on Tuesday will consider the latest proposal to build a new spring-training facility for the Houston Astros and Washington National. The plan trims construction costs but dips deeper into local tourism taxes could help pay for it. Read more here.
Spring Training Facility Vote Set for Sept. 23
The Palm Beach County (FL) Commission will vote Sept. 23 on whether to provide $90 million in hotel taxes for a spring training ballpark for the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals. Read more here.
Filed under Design & Construction, Stadium Issues
Next Spring Training Steps in West Palm Beach
The Palm Beach County (FL) Tourist Development Council on Thursday voted 6-3 to endorse a 30-year tax revenue commitment of $90 million for a spring training facility for the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals, but officials will take more time to consider the teams’ request for a 3.5 percent annual escalator that would add $64.9 million over the life of the commitment. Read more here. Watch video here.
Palm Beach County Votes to Pursue Ballpark Deal
The Palm Beach County Commission Tuesday gave its endorsement to trying to craft a deal with the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals that could include building a $100 million stadium and training facility that would host both teams for spring training. Read more and watch news report here.
Filed under Market & Location, Money & Financials, Stadium Issues
Palm Beach County Needs State Funding Faster for Spring Training Ballpark Deal
The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals may have to take a swing at getting Florida lawmakers to contribute up to $50 million in state funds quicker than a 37-year period in order to strike a deal for a new $100 million spring training stadium in Palm Beach County (FL) to host the two teams. Read more here.
Filed under Design & Construction, Money & Financials