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Astros, Nats renew efforts on Palm Beach County spring training complex

Well, that didn’t take long: Houston Astros owner Jim Crane and Washington Nationals general partner Art Fuccillo met this morning with Palm Beach County officials about financing a new spring-training complex. Crane has long targeted Palm Beach County as the site of a new Astros spring-training complex, first with the Toronto Blue Jays and now […]

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FAA to Nationals: Drop the drone

Weird story out of spring training: the Washington Nationals were ordered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to stop using a drone camera to photograph practices at the team’s Viera complex. The Nationals were using a drone to take photos of practices, presumably for marketing. Now, in this case, when we’re talking drone, we’re not […]

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Brevard County: We’ll make another run at keeping Nats

With the Washington Nationals stymied in an effort to procure a new Kissimmee spring-training complex, Brevard County officials could offer a $29 million renovation of the team’s current home, Space Coast Stadium. Of course, all the money in the world can’t move Viera closer to the majority of Grapefruit League teams; you’re still talking over […]

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Osceola rejects new Washington Nationals spring-training complex

Fierce opposition from the local tourism industry caused the Osceola County Board of Commissioners to reject a $98-million spring-training complex for the Washington Nationals. The proposal would have used tourism funds to build the complex near the current Osceola County Stadium, currently the spring home of the Houston Astros. The funding formula: $88 million from […]

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