With pitchers and catchers reporting this week for spring training, we would like to share some insight into our three local stadiums. We are so fortunate to have these three amazing stadiums within such close proximity. They offer us the opportunity to watch the teams up close in first class venues. No matter which ballpark is in your neighborhood, you’re in for an impressive experience. The fans are always cheering and it’s great to hear and see all of the support. Good luck teams and let’s… PLAY BALL!
Starting south and heading north, the first is the FITTEAM Stadium of the Palm Beaches. This stadium is home to the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros. The ballpark is located in West Palm Beach with easy access off of I95. It is the newest of the three ballparks and features an open wrap around concourse so you definitely won’t miss a play. The Banana Boat lawn section (berm) is a fan favorite. It is a great spot to spread out on your blanket or watch the pitchers warm up as it overlooks the bullpen. A variety of food and drink options are available including the popular Craft Corner. Located in left field, the Craft Corner is a full service bar that also has 32 taps!!! It is the hottest spot with the coldest drinks. Keep a lookout on their website for special promotional days, some of which feature fireworks, bark in the park, and military appreciation day. We love FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. It’s a great way to experience MLB action in a fan-friendly atmosphere. http://www.fitteamballpark.com/
The St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins call Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter their home. This stadium also provides easy access off I95 for those who travel to see the players up close and personal. This ballpark offers luxury, skybox seating, as well as the Cassidy Cool Zone for large parties. Every seat in the stadium is a grand slam. They recently added more shade to certain sections and for those needing to quench their thirst, Guanabanas restaurant has their own tiki hut. Roger Dean has a variety of food options including delicious bbq sandwiches and everyone’s ballpark favorite, the hot dog. With the stadium located in downtown Abacoa, you also have several dining options to hit both before and after the game, including our favorite, DAS Beer Garden. Be sure to come early to watch the players warming up. You can score some great pictures and maybe even an autograph. https://rogerdeanchevroletstadium.com/ http://www.downtownabacoa.com/restaurants
Just a few exits north of Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium you will find First Data Field, home of the New York Mets. The notable design of the ballpark allows you to walk the entire way around. They have plenty of table seating and even a separate space where you can host your party or special gatherings. The concessions are fabulous, the employees are delightful, and the beer is cold! They even have a local favorite- Mulligan’s Bullpen Bar. Throughout the concourse, they have fun little games set up, a batting cage, and tons of food vendors! One of the best parts of the stadium is that they also have an awesome Budweiser Tiki Bar that overlooks the whole field. Some fans prefer to hang out here for the game rather than their seat. Who can blame them? Take a look at that view of the park from the tiki hut! This is definitely a hot spot, so be sure to snag a seat early. Definitely check online for daily promotions. https://www.milb.com/st-lucie/