PBA Baseball to Host Two Games at Roger Dean Stadium

Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for External Operations

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- It is hard to believe that baseball season is just a few weeks away with the Palm Beach Atlantic team set to open the 2014 campaign by hosting two games at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla. This marks the  fourth straight season the team will be playing at least one game at RDS which is one of the finest Major League Baseball spring training sites in the country.

The Sailfish will begin the season by continuing their recent tradition of hosting Palm Beach County rival Lynn University at RDS in the season opener on Monday, Feb. 3 at 7 pm. The team will return to RDS on Friday, Feb. 7 at 7 pm for a matchup against perennially-strong Delta State (Miss.) University before hosting DSU on the Roger Dean backfields for games on Saturday and Sunday to complete the weekend series. All PBA games at RDS will be free of charge and open to the general public.

The Sailfish have defeated Lynn in each of the past two seasons at RDS including last season’s 5-2 victory.

Roger Dean Stadium was built in 1998 and features two levels of permanent seating capable of hosting over 6,800 people as the Spring Training site for the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins. There is also luxury sky-box seating, a full press box and concessions on site.

PBA baseball alumni are encouraged to attend and will have the opportunity to get together with old teammates and friends in a luxury suite courtesy of the PBA Alumni Office. This gathering will take place on Friday, Feb. 7th. For more information on this please contact: Maria O’Carroll at maria_ocarroll@pba.edu or by calling (561) 803-2016.

Although the spring months see thousands of fans come to RDS to see their favorite MLB teams compete in their preseason training the summer months roll by with both the Cardinals and Marlins hosting Minor League Baseball (MiLB) franchises in Palm Beach County. The Jupiter Hammerheads and the Palm Beach Cardinals both compete in the Class-A Advanced Florida State League.

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