Roger Dean Stadium to use metal detectors during spring training this year

Pitchers and catchers report Tuesday
Posted at 6:47 AM, Feb 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-14 06:47:15-05

Spring training officially returns Tuesday to Palm Beach County.

Pitchers and catchers for the four Major League Baseball teams that call the county home are scheduled to report with full workouts beginning this week.

The Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals practice and play at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter.


The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals will kickoff their inaugural seasons at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach this spring.

New this season, Roger Dean Stadium will update its security. Fans will have to walk through a metal detector to enter the stadium for spring training games. Stadium staff said MLB mandated the security upgrade. 

The goal is to keep fans as safe as possible inside the stadium.

Staff encourages fans to arrive about 90 minutes early to allow plenty of time to get through the metal detectors and get to your seat before the first pitch.

The first game at Roger Dean Stadium is Feb. 25.

Marlins pitchers and catchers will workout Tuesday. Cardinals players begin workouts Wednesday. Some workouts are open to the public. To find out which ones, call the stadium at 561-775-1818.

The New York Mets return to their home at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie this spring. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to work out for the first time Tuesday.