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Roger Dean Stadium
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Full name Roger Dean Stadium
Location 4751 Main Street
Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 775-1818
Coordinates 26°53′28″N 80°06′59″W / 26.89111°N 80.11639°W / 26.89111; -80.11639
Opened February 28, 1998
Owner Palm Beach County
(Jupiter Stadium Limited)
Operator Florida Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals
Surface Grass
Construction cost $28 million
Architect HOK Sport
Capacity 6,871[1 ]
Field dimensions Left Field: 335 ft
Left-Center: 380 ft
Center Field: 400 ft
Right-Center: 375 ft
Right Field: 325 ft
Tenants
Jupiter Hammerheads (FSL) (1998-present)

Palm Beach Cardinals (FSL) (2003-present)
St. Louis Cardinals (MLB) (spring training) (1998-present)
Florida Marlins (MLB) (spring training) (2002-present)
GCL Cardinals (GCL) (1998-present)
GCL Marlins (GCL) (2002-present)

Montreal Expos (MLB) (spring training) (1998-2001)

Roger Dean 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[1 ], and features luxury sky-box seating, 2 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 Class A-Advanced Baseball Florida State League, and the Gulf Coast Marlins and Gulf Coast Cardinals of the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League.

Roger Dean Stadium is the only stadium in Florida to host two Major League Baseball teams annually for spring training: the Florida Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals. 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.

History

Until 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, FL. Roger Dean Stadium was badly damaged in 2004 during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne.

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

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Coordinates: 26°53′28″N 80°6′59″W / 26.89111°N 80.11639°W / 26.89111; -80.11639

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