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Nationals’ new Spring Training home close to completion

Here comes the sun, doo doo doo doo...

Construction crews have nearly completed the Nats’ and Astros’ brand-new Spring Training complex in West Palm Beach, Florida
Steve Mitchell/AP Photo

Baseball season is over.


On the other hand, there’s always the offseason — and Mike Rizzo probably has quite a few moves up his sleeve, which should make for an interesting winter.

But, if you’re in need of some good baseball news now, here’s something: The future Spring Training home of the Washington Nationals (and the Houston Astros), The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, is getting pretty close to being ready to go. (Which is good, because if it wasn’t close to ready, that would be concerning given that Spring Training starts in February.)

In fact, the stadium itself appears to be built, and now workers are installing the features that will make this concrete mass into a baseball stadium.

On November 11th, the first blue seats (which look eerily similar to the seats at Nationals Park, by the way) were installed.

A few days ago, a reporter from a local West Palm Beach ABC affiliate provided a look into the stadium, which shows that the outside structures of the dugouts and the grandstands have been put into place, as well as the foul poles. Additionally, the first layers of sod had been put into place at the time of the video.

On November 16th, the entirety of the sod had been put into place.