Ballpark of the Palm Beaches four-game tix on sale Monday




Game on.

Four-game “Flex plan” ticket sets go on sale Monday for spring training games at the new Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, at Single-game tickets will go on sale Jan. 14. The stadium is at 5444 N. Haverhill Road, just south of 45th Street.

Here’s the announcement:

For the Flex plan seats, buyers can purchase one Marquee game and their choice of any three Prime or Regular games during the 2017 Spring Training season.
The 2017 season is highlighted by visits from the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox for a total of four games.  The Red Sox will visit on consecutive days, against the Astros on Monday, March 6 and the Nationals on Tuesday, March 7.  The Yankees will take on the Astros on Sunday, March 19, while the Nationals play host to the Bronx Bombers on Monday, March 20.
In addition to the Red Sox and Yankees games having Marquee status, other top-tier games include Opening Day on Feb. 28, when the Nationals host the Astros. The remaining Marquee schedule dates include: Saturday, March 4, Mets vs. Astros; Monday, March 20, Cardinals vs. Astros; Friday, March 24, Cardinals vs. Nationals.
Fans will receive a $2 discount on each Flex Pack ticket for the four games chosen. Best available seating will be automatically provided with each purchase.
Single-game ticket purchases will be available beginning Jan. 14 in-person, online and over the phone. Prices for single-game tickets range from $15 for a lawn spot in the outfield to $65 Marquee seating behind home plate.Due to the continuing construction and subsequent jobsite restrictions, single-game tickets will be available for purchase at an offsite location to be announced before the holidays.

Fans interested in Season Plans, Suites and Party Decks, or those wishing to receive additional Spring Training ticket information may call The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches office at 844-676-2017, or visit for more information regarding the Astros and the Nationals new Spring Training home.

Season ticket packages for 31 home games, as well as Nationals 16-game season and Astros 15-game season, are on sale now by calling 844-676-2017.

Baseball stadium to open on time but just barely

Artist’s rendering of what the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches will look like.

The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches will be complete in time for the Feb. 28 opener between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals, but not a second sooner.

Representatives of both baseball teams told the county commission Tuesday morning they’re racing to the finish, no thanks to Hurricane Matthew, which required work crews to spend two days securing the 161-acre Haverhill Road site and two more days getting it unwrapped and back in action.

Astros General Counsel Giles Kibbe and Art Fuccillo, a Nationals partner, said the teams’ 12 practice fields will be ready for their arrival in mid-February. The stadium, which is a bit behind schedule, will still be a work in progress then but will be finished by Feb. 28.

The public multipurpose fields and city park, on the south end of the site, also will be complete by then, Kibbe said.

Commissioner Shelley Vana said she’s hoping the Atlanta Braves will be impressed enough by the $148.5 million complex to also build a stadium, at John Prince Park in Lake Worth. Nearby businesses are hoping for that, she said.

Kibbe replied that he’s friends with the Braves’ executive staff. “If there’s anything we could do on that, we’d love to do it,” he said.

We’ll have a complete story this weekend.

A worker waves while brushing a coat of black paint on a backstop mast Tuesday morning.