Moving on up.
The Washington Nationals have said goodbye to their previous spring training facility in Viera, Fla. The team has moved over 100 miles south to share a new state-of-the-art facility with the Houston Astros.
The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is conveniently located just off I-95 in the heart of West Palm Beach. The 6,500 seat facility features a fantastic wrap-around concourse, ample parking, inviting sightlines and unique fan areas to enhance the spring training experience.
The Nationals will begin their 2017 spring training schedule with three road games before they host their first game at the new ballpark against the Astros on Feb. 28.
Washington will play 16 home games in its inaugural spring season in West Palm Beach, welcoming National League East foes such as Miami, New York and Atlanta at least once, as well as the Cardinals, Red Sox, Yankees and Tigers.
One of the reasons the Nationals moved to the new ballpark was because it will greatly reduce their travel time to road games. Many of the teams’s gams will be played in nearby stadiums at Jupiter and St. Port Lucie.
In addition to enjoying the new ballpark, spring training visitors will likely welcome West Palm Beach area’s many offerings from world class golf courses to nearly 50 miles of golden sand beaches to outstanding dining options.
More information on visiting the area is available at www.thepalmbeaches.com.
Listen to Dusty Barker’s thoughts on the new facility: