The Astros and Washington Nationals will conduct a grand opening Tuesday of the team’s brand new spring training stadium, the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
The Astros moved to West Palm Beach this spring after previously training in Kissimmee, Florida from 1985-2016. Work has continued around the clock on the new stadium even while the Astros and National reported to camp and used the practice fields to begin their spring camp. Hard hats were required in many areas of the stadium while baseball workouts were underway. City inspectors were reportedly working with construction crews over the weekend to sign off on certificates of occupancy according to the Palm Beach Post.
The stadium cost nearly $150 million to construct and will seat 6,500 with additional berm areas. The campus covers 160 acres and the entire project took about 15 months to complete.
A ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and the owners of the Nationals and Astros will take place prior to the game.
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