Sunny afternoon of Spring Training baseball

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MLB Spring Training in The Palm Beaches.

Four baseball teams, two stadiums, one cool destination.

If you’re a fan of baseball, there’s nothing better than spring training in Florida. Imagine: It’s sunny and warm (not too warm), and you’re at the ballpark with the family watching the World Series Champion Houston Astros at FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches or cheering on their spring training neighbor, the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Cheverlot Stadium. The players are relaxed, signing autographs, talking to fans and learning to play as a team again after a long winter break.
 
The Palm Beaches is the spring training location for the Houston Astros, Washington Nationals, Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals. From superstars to rookies to guys just trying to make the team, spring training is a fan atmosphere everyone should experience at least once.
 
Spring Training Home of the 2017 World Champion Houston Astros
Watch the hot bat of Jose Altuve, who led the league with a batting average of .346 in 2017, or the smoking arm of Justin Verlander as they kick off their quest to defend their world title. Most of the 2017 champions are back, and some say the 2018 team is expected to be one of the best teams to take to the field ever.
 
Washington Nationals Spring Training
FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches is also the Washington Nationals’ spring training location. The Nationals dominated the National League East in 2017, and they look like top contenders for the title of world champion in 2018. Watch the strikeout machine Max Scherzer or see if you think Bryce Harper will break 100 RBIs this year (he had 95 RBIs in 2017).
 
FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches Experience
This park is intimate, yet still world class. With just 7,700 seats, FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches is about a quarter the size of MLB’s smallest regular-season stadium, but the stadium has big-league amenities including a party deck complete with 32 craft beers on tap, suites, lawn seats (just $10–$20) and ample parking. Getting tickets in advance is advised, especially when the most popular teams are in town — like the Boston Red Sox on March 1, 2018.  
 
Make a full-day experience out of your spring training outing to The Ballpark of The Palm Beaches. The West Palm Beach area is packed with things to do. Head to Manatee Lagoon to see the sea cows warming themselves in the waters just off shore. Or enjoy hikes ranging from .5 to 5 miles around bird-filled Winding Waters Natural Area. Upgrade from a ballpark hotdog to innovative fare from “Top Chef” alumni Lindsay Autry at The Regional Kitchen and Public House. The ballpark is just minutes from the Palm Beach International Airport, with a wide variety of lodging options in the area.
 
St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins Spring Training at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium
About 20 minutes to the north in Jupiter, Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium hosts spring training for the St. Louis Cardinals and local-favorite Miami Marlins, so getting tickets early is key. Offering an even more intimate experience with fewer than 7,000 seats, this stadium is the only one in the country that is home to two major league teams, and it’s also home base to regular-season play for four minor league teams.
 
While in Jupiter for a game, be sure to stop by the historic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum to get panoramic views of the Florida coastline from the 105-foot-tall lighthouse balcony. Stay at the luxurious and upscale Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa, or just stop in for drinks and live entertainment in their swanky lounge.
 
Baseball’s Top Teams
Visit The Palm Beaches between February 23 and March 27, 2018, for spring training games against top teams including the Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Minnesota Twins, Milwaukee Brewers and Detroit Tigers. Check out the full spring training schedule at FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches and Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.