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Roger Dean Stadium

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Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium
Roger Dean Stadium.JPG
Roger Dean Stadium pictured in 2009
Full nameRoger Dean Chevrolet Stadium
Location4751 Main Street
Jupiter, Florida 33458
(561) 775-1818
Coordinates26°53′28″N 80°06′59″W / 26.89111°N 80.11639°W / 26.89111; -80.11639
OwnerPalm Beach County
OperatorJupiter Stadium Limited[1]
Capacity6,871[4]
Field sizeLeft Field: 335 ft
Left-Center: 380 ft
Center Field: 400 ft
Right-Center: 375 ft
Right Field: 325 ft
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Broke groundMarch 6, 1997[1]
OpenedFebruary 28, 1998
Construction costUS$28 million
($46.6 million in 2021 dollars[2])
ArchitectPopulous
Structural engineerBliss & Nyitray, Inc.
Services engineerBredson & Associates, Inc.[3]
General contractorCase Contracting Company
Tenants
GCL Cardinals (GCL) (1998–present)
Jupiter Hammerheads (FSL) (1998-present)
Montreal Expos (MLB) (spring training) (1998–2002)
St. Louis Cardinals (MLB) (spring training) (1998–present)
Palm Beach Cardinals (FSL) (1998-present)
GCL Marlins (GCL) (2003–present)
Florida / Miami Marlins (MLB) (spring training) (2003–present)

Roger Dean Stadium (officially known as Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium) is a baseball stadium located in the Abacoa community of the town of Jupiter, Florida. The stadium was built in 1998, holds 6,871 people,[4] and features luxury sky-box seating, two levels of permanent seating, parking and concessions. The Roger Dean Stadium Complex is the only stadium in the country to host four minor league teams: the Jupiter Hammerheads and Palm Beach Cardinals of the Florida State League, and the Gulf Coast Marlins and Gulf Coast Cardinals of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League.

Roger Dean Stadium is one of only two stadiums in Florida to host two Major League Baseball teams annually for spring training: the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals (the other is The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, which opened in 2017, hosting the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros). In both venues, the teams share the main stadium where the games are played. However, the teams have their own practice fields, outdoor batting cages, several pitching mounds, and state-of-the-art conditioning rooms.

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History

Through 2002 the Montreal Expos shared the stadium with the Cardinals, until they swapped with the Marlins as part of the Marlins sale to Jeffrey Loria. The Expos, now known as the Washington Nationals, then moved to Space Coast Stadium in Viera.

Roger Dean Stadium was badly damaged in 2004 by hurricanes Frances and Jeanne.[5]

Cliff Politte threw the first pitch in the stadium's history in spring training, 1998.[6]

In September 2012, the stadium hosted a qualifying round for the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Spain, France, Israel, and South Africa took part in the qualifier.[7]

Roger Dean Stadium hosted the Florida State League All-Star Game in 2019.[8]

In February 2022, Roger Dean Stadium was the site of negotiations between Major League Baseball and the players' union as part of the 2021–22 Major League Baseball lockout.[9]

Roger Dean Stadium

References

  1. ^ a b Knight, Graham. "Roger Dean Stadium". Baseball Pilgrimages. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  2. ^ 1634–1699: McCusker, J. J. (1997). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States: Addenda et Corrigenda (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1700–1799: McCusker, J. J. (1992). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1800–present: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved April 16, 2022.
  3. ^ "Pro Baseball Sports Facilities". Bredson & Associates, Inc. Archived from the original on April 10, 2002. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  4. ^ a b Jarvis, Gary. "Roger Dean Stadium". Minor League Ballparks. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  5. ^ Muret, Don (September 13, 2004). "Teams Face Repairs at Spring Training Facilities". SportsBusiness Journal. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  6. ^ "McGwire Christens New Park for Cards". Southeast Missourian. Cape Girardeau, Missouri. March 1, 1998. pp. 1B, 4B. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  7. ^ Dorado, Juan (July 12, 2012). "Roger Dean Stadium to Host World Baseball Classic Qualifier". TCPalm. Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers. Archived from the original on March 6, 2014. Retrieved July 27, 2012.
  8. ^ "Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium to host 2019 Florida State League All-Star Game". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  9. ^ @ByJamesWagner (21 February 2022). "MLB & the players' union are expected to meet this week, starting with a session at 1 pm today at Roger Dean Stadiu…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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