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Opening day for Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, the spring training camp for the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals, opens its doors on Tuesday.

The complex was inaugurated with a game between the two teams.

The ballpark features 160 acres that can accommodate a variety of team sports, including baseball, softball, football, soccer, lacrosse, rugby and more.

The versatility of the complex allows for a professional or amateur setup, complemented by an abundance of dedicated skill practice areas.

The main stadium, designed by HKS has 6,500 fixed seats with lighting fixtures provided by Musco Lighting.

The complex includes eight full fields for baseball, seven 120 yard x 80 yard multi-sport fields covered in Bermuda grass, catering to soccer, lacrosse, football and rugby.

The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches Spring Training complex is equipped to host MLB Spring Training, Division 1 college football bowl preparations and combines, college, high school and amateur destination baseball tournaments, men’s and women’s professional soccer pre-season training camps and more.

Building work has been going on around the clock in recent weeks to complete the stadium, while the Astros and Nationals practiced in separate complexes on each side of the venue.

The 160-acre campus includes a City Park featuring a large playground, splash park, four lighted basketball courts and a 1.8 mile walking trail available to the community on a daily basis.