Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Changes Palm Beach County wants in spring training law OK’d by... |

When the County Commission reviewed the baseball spring training proposal, there were legislative changes identified to help make the proposal happen. The Florida senate is making progress. The house may be a little more difficult according to Joe Capozzi's article. Click title for link. Note that there is no mention of the proposed John Prince Park location and it does not appear on the map that is part of the article. The A G Holley site does appear, however.
Under a bill (SB 1216) unanimously approved by the Commerce and Tourism Committee, the county could get $50 million for a two-team facility over 25 years instead of 37 ½ years.

The committee also removed a provision that restricted money only to government entities without spring training facilities. In the old version, Palm Beach County was prohibited because of Roger Dean Stadium, home to the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals, in Jupiter.