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It’s ‘Fitteam’ for Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

Fitteam, an event brand partnership and organic products firm, has secured the naming rights to the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, the spring training home of the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros.  Read more here.

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Work Continues on Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

More than a year after the teams’ $152 million shared facility opened, construction still isn’t finished. And it might be June before the city issues a final certificate of occupancy, which will mark the end of a rocky construction process that has faced numerous challenges since work started in November 2015.  Read more here.

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New City Park Finally Taking Shape at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

A new 12-acre park at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches called Lincoln Park — a tribute to the Negro Leagues field in the north end of the city — is expected to open during spring training.  Read more and view photos here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches (West Palm Beach, FL), Part II

Joe Mock BaseballParksHouston Astros New LogoWashington Nationals LogoJoe Mock from BaseballParks.com makes a post-completion return to the new spring training facility in West Palm Beach (FL) for the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals.  Read more and view photos here.  As you might recall, Mock visited the complex in December while it was still under construction.  Read more and view photos here.

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The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches Makes Debut

Houston Astros New LogoWashington Nationals LogoA ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, the owners of both teams and other local and county officials highlighted opening festivities for The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.  Read more and view photos and news report here.

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With Late-Inning Construction Push, Ballpark to Open Tuesday

Houston Astros New LogoWashington Nationals LogoThe Ballpark of the Palm Beaches will be ready to play ball for the first time on Tuesday but only because of a late-inning rally by construction crews and city inspectors inside the main stadium.  Read more and view photo here.

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Astros, Nats New Spring Training Facility to Open Feb. 18

Houston Astros New LogoWashington Nationals LogoThe first day the general public will be allowed on The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches complex is Feb. 18, the same day the Houston Astros hold their first full-squad workouts with pitchers, catchers and position players.  The Washington Nationals hold their first full-squad workouts on Feb. 19.  Read more and view complex aerial photo here.

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Giant Astros Logo Statue Installed Outside New Spring Training Clubhouse

Houston Astros New LogoWashington Nationals LogoIt’ll be easy to spot the new spring training home of the Houston Astros in West Palm Beach (FL) — just look for the team’s giant 30-feet high star logo outside their clubhouse at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.  In the coming days, a giant Washington Nationals curly “W” will installed outside their clubhouse.   Read more and watch installation here.

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Nats Moving in to New Spring Training Home

Washington Nationals WThe Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is one step closer to being ready to host the Washington Nationals for spring training.  Even though construction is still underway for parts of the facility, two trucks loaded with thousands of pieces of equipment arrived Thursday morning.  Read more and watch news report here.

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches (West Palm Beach, FL)

Joe Mock BaseballParksHouston Astros New LogoWashington Nationals LogoJoe Mock from BaseballParks.com takes an exclusive, sneak peek look at the new spring training facility in West Palm Beach (FL) for the  Houston Astros and Washington Nationals.  Read more and view photos here.

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A Look at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

Houston Astros New LogoWashington Nationals LogoAs anticipation grows around the new Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, Lyssa Goldberg from The Palm Beacher explores how West Palm’s shiny new toy will benefit its neighboring towns — Jupiter to Port St. Lucie — and turn southeast Florida into a spring training hub.  Read more and view photos here.  Watch news report here.  Read here about the first major amateur event scheduled at the facility.

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Nats, Stros Unveil New Spring-Training Ballpark Logo

Washington Nationals LogoHouston Astros New LogoThe new logo for The Ballpark of The Palm Beaches, the new spring-training home for the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros, is blue and green, featuring a diamond and row of palm trees leading into a sun.  Read more and watch logo unveiling here.

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Ballard Leaving Dodgertown for Palm Beaches

Houston Astros New LogoWashington Nationals LogoBrady Ballard has been hired by the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals as the general manager of The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, the new spring training complex in West Palm Beach (FL).  The two-team complex is scheduled to open in January 2017.  Read more here.

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Stros, Nats New Spring Training Facility: ‘The Landfill at West Palm Beach’?

Washington Nationals LogoHouston Astros New LogoThankfully it’s only temporary, but the construction site of the new spring-training facility for the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros in West Palm Beach (FL) smells like a trash dump.  That’s because a team of tractors have been digging up long-buried mounds of trash on the 160-acre site, which was used as a landfill from about 1955 until 2000.  Read more and view photo here.

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Nats, Astros Break Ground on New Spring Training Facility

Houston Astros New LogoWashington Nationals LogoMajor League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred was in attendance Monday at a ground breaking ceremony for the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals are expected to take up spring-training residence at the $144 million facility in 2017.  Read more and view photo here.

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Gov. Scott Gives OK to Ballpark Land Use

Washington Nationals WHouston Astros New LogoThe proposed spring training stadium in West Palm Beach (FL) for the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros cleared its final legislative hurdle Wednesday when Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a key land-use change that had threatened to delay the project.  Read more here and here.

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Florida Legislature Removes Obstacle for Nats, Astros Spring Training Stadium

Washington Nationals LogoHouston Astros New LogoThe 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.

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Nats, ‘Stros Submit Spring-Training Design Plans

Washington Nationals LogoHouston Astros New LogoThe 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.

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Nats, Astros One Step Closer to Spring Training in West Palm Beach

Washington Nationals WHouston Astros New LogoThe Washington Nationals and Houston Astros took another big step Monday night toward moving their spring training operations to West Palm Beach (FL), winning conceptual approval from the city for a shared stadium.  The same so-called spring training “term sheet” – a non-binding agreement unanimously approved by the city — will be considered Tuesday morning by the Palm Beach County Commission.  Read more here.

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Back to the Table in West Palm Beach

Houston Astros New LogoWashington Nationals WNegotiations 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.

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Back to the Spring-Training Negotiating Table in West Palm Beach

Washington Nationals WHouston Astros New LogoThe city of West Palm Beach (FL) is ready to talk baseball again, reviving a push to build a new $135 million spring-training facility to lure the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros.  Read more here.  Watch news report here.

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Goodbye Spring-Training Facility, Hello Mixed-Use Development

Washington Nationals WHouston Astros New LogoA 160-acre site in West Palm Beach (FL) coveted by two big-league baseball teams for spring training has a new suitor — a firm proposing a mixed use project including an athletic park.  Read more and view rendering here.

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Competing Suitor for Land Could Throw Wrench into Nationals/Astros Spring-Training Plan

Washington Nationals WHouston Astros New LogoThe city of West Palm Beach (FL) has received a $14-million offer from an undisclosed developer to purchase the 160-acre site that has been sought by Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros for a new spring-training facility.  Read more here.

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Astros Owner in Palm Beach County for Spring Training Ballpark Talks

Houston Astros New LogoTalks about building a new Major League Baseball spring training stadium in West Palm Beach (FL) warmed up Tuesday, as Houston Astros owner Jim Crane met with local officials to discuss the hunt for a potential stadium location and how to pay for it.  Read more here and here.

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