Palm Beach Gardens asks Palm Beach County to explore alternative spring training baseball sites

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - A potential two-team spring training complex for Palm Beach Gardens appears to have struck out.

It was widely reported that the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays were interested in moving to the city.

But it now appears unlikely that will happen.

"As we have continually stated, the City of Palm Beach Gardens currently does not have a financial
commitment from the two Major League baseball teams," Ron Ferris, Palm Beach Gardens City
Manager said in a statement. "After months of community feedback and public presentations, we are requesting that Palm Beach County staff explore alternative sites in locations outside of the City of Palm Beach Gardens."

Ferris said he has spoken with Palm Beach County Commissioner Hal Valeche and asked him to review a number of other properties located in the West Palm Beach area.

"The important objective for us all is to retain Major League Baseball Spring Training in Palm Beach County, if there is a more desirable location within the county other than the regional park site, the county should move forward with that site," Ferris said.



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