Line for ballpark tickets started 6:30 a.m.

Baseball tickets went on sale Saturday for Ballpark of the Palm Beaches spring training games and some fans arrived before sunrise at the ticket booth.

“The first lady showed up at 6:30, decked out head-to-foot in Cardinals gear,” ballpark General Manager Brady Ballard said.

The single-game tickets went on sale at Rapids Water Park, a mile-and-a-half north of the ballpark, as the spring training complex is still under construction.

By time the booth opened at 9 a.m., a lot of Yankees’ and Red Sox fans were lining up, and ballpark officials had donuts and coffee for all who waited.

The Washington Nationals, who will occupy the complex with the Houston Astros, had their official marketing vehicle, the Natmobile, on hand.


The Natmobile

The stadium has a capacity of 7,500 and it’s not sold out for the month-long spring training season, which starts Feb. 28. But tickets are selling fast and choices are becoming “more limited by the day,” Ballard said.

Prices range from $15 on the Banana Boat lawn, to home plate box seats on marquis games that cost more than $65.

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