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Roger Dean Stadium

4751 Main Street
Jupiter, FL  33458
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Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter

Roger Dean Stadium Facts & Figures

  • Construction cost: $28 million
  • Financing: A portion of the money collected from a county tax charged on short-term rentals of any living accommodation, generally referred to as bed tax collections as the surcharge most commonly applies to hotel guests, is dedicated to paying the debt service on the bonds that were issued to construct the complex. Palm Beach County defines short-term as six months or less and its Board of County Commissioners approved upping their bed tax by 1% in 1994 to "finance the construction of a professional sports franchise facility," which ended up being Roger Dean Stadium.
  • Architect: HOK Sport
  • General contractor: Case Contracting
  • Groundbreaking: March 6, 1997
  • Owned by Palm Beach County.
  • Operated by Jupiter Stadium Limited, which is a partnership between the Cardinals and Marlins.
  • Naming rights: Roger Dean Chevrolet of West Palm Beach paid $100,000 per year through the 2009 season. On August 19, 2009, they renewed their naming rights contract through the 2017 season for an undisclosed sum.
  • The stadium and its associated facilities take up 110 acres of land in the 2,055-acre master planned mixed-use community called Abacoa.
  • Suffered $3.2 million in hurricane damage in the summer of 2004, when seven of the stadium's eight light towers were knocked down, damaging the roofs of the Cardinals' clubhouse and press box in the process.
  • Since the 2009 season, a type of grass called Celebration Bermuda has covered the field, which has twice been recognized by the Sports Turf Managers Association as their Professional Baseball Field of the Year. Roger Dean Stadium won the prestigious award in 2005 and 2011. The stadium's field was originally switched to a Celebration Bermuda grass playing surface in October 2008 at a cost of $160,000 with Sports Turf One of Boynton Beach, FL supplying and installing the sod.
  • Was the first two team spring training complex in the Grapefruit League and is the only stadium in the country to annually host two minor league teams.
  • Spring training tenants: St. Louis Cardinals (1998-present), Montreal Expos (1998-2002), Florida/Miami Marlins (2003-present)
  • Minor league tenants: Jupiter Hammerheads (1998-present), Palm Beach Cardinals (2003-present)
  • The current lease for joint usage of the stadium and complex by the Cardinals and Marlins expires after the 2027 season.
  • Hosted a qualifying tournament for the 2013 World Baseball Classic that involved four countries -- France, Israel, South Africa and Spain. A total of six games were played on September 19-23, 2012, with Spain emerging as the victors and thus advancing to the main draw of the WBC. Total attendance for the qualifying round in Jupiter was 9,938. The championship game easily drew the largest individual game crowd (4,463) while three games drew less than 1,000 fans, with the smallest amount being 814.

    Stadium Firsts

  • First game: February 28, 1998; the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Montreal Expos, 5-0, with 6,899 as the announced attendance.

    Official stadium firsts (all of which occurred on 2/28/98):
    Pitch Batter Hit (single) Home Run Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher
    Cliff Politte Mark Grudzielanek Mark McGwire Mark McGwire Cliff Politte Carlos Perez

    Roger Dean Stadium facade in 2008

    2018 Spring Training Schedule at Roger Dean Stadium
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    23 Friday 1:05 Cardinals at Marlins Tickets
    24 Saturday 1:05 Nationals at Marlins Tickets
    25 Sunday 1:05 Astros at Cardinals Tickets
    26 Monday 1:05 Astros at Marlins Tickets
    28 Wednesday 1:05 Nationals at Marlins Tickets
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     1 Thursday 1:05 Twins at Cardinals Tickets
     2 Friday 1:05 Red Sox at Cardinals Tickets
     3 Saturday 1:05 Mets at Marlins Tickets
     4 Sunday 1:05 Astros at Cardinals Tickets
     5 Monday 1:05 Nationals at Cardinals Tickets
     6 Tuesday 1:05 Cardinals at Marlins Tickets
     7 Wednesday 1:05 Nationals at Cardinals Tickets
     8 Thursday 1:05 Marlins at Cardinals Tickets
     9 Friday 1:05 Red Sox at Marlins Tickets
    10 Saturday 1:05 Marlins at Cardinals Tickets
    11 Sunday 1:05 Yankees at Marlins Tickets
    13 Tuesday 1:05 Cardinals at Marlins Tickets
    14 Wednesday 1:05 Mets at Marlins Tickets
    15 Thursday 1:05 Orioles at Cardinals Tickets
    16 Friday 1:05 Marlins at Cardinals Tickets
    17 Saturday 1:05 Astros at Marlins Tickets
    18 Sunday 1:05 Nationals at Cardinals Tickets
    19 Monday 1:05 Nationals at Marlins Tickets
    20 Tuesday 1:05 Mets at Cardinals Tickets
    21 Wednesday 1:05 Cardinals at Marlins Tickets
    22 Thursday 1:05 Braves at Cardinals Tickets
    23 Friday 7:05 Nationals at Marlins Tickets
    24 Saturday 1:05 Mets at Cardinals Tickets
    25 Sunday 1:05 Astros at Marlins Tickets

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    Roger Dean Stadium, as seen from above the Bullpen Club

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