Roger Dean Stadium
As blizzards and winter storms overtake most of the country, baseball fans can
only dream of the warmth of Spring Training baseball in Florida that, for some, is the true sign of the coming of spring.
Home to the Florida Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals of the National League, Roger Dean Stadium is always a big draw come springtime.
Located in Jupiter, Florida, Roger Dean Stadium is the only Spring Training facility host two organizations. Built in 1998,
Roger Dean Stadium is named after one of the first mega car dealers in the United States. The St Louis Cardinals and Miami
Marlins share the playing field, but enjoy their own facilities within the complex of Roger Dean Stadium, which cost $28 million
to build. As the Spring Training home to the St. Louis Cardinals, Roger Dean Stadium hosts some of the best fans in all of
baseball when Cardinals fans make their way to Miami suburb for baseball, sun and relaxation every March. The perennial playoff
team has one of the most passionate fanbases in the Major Leagues and they prove it every Spring when it comes to supporting
their squad that took them all the way to the World Series in 2013. This talented squad will be back at it again in 2014,
hoping to get back to the World Series again this season. The Miami Marlins are the hometown team, with Roger Dean Stadium
not far from their new, state of the art stadium in Miami. Their loyal fans have incredible access to the team during Spring
Training in Jupiter.
As the Spring Training home of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Miami
Marlins, Roger Dean Stadium hosts two times the exciting Spring Training games every year, bringing fans incredible access
to their favorite stars and a first look at up and coming stars looking to make the big league squad. The St. Louis Cardinals
are always in the hunt for the World Series title, coming up just short in 2013 and winning it all in 2011. With another talented
group coming back together in 2014, Roger Dean Stadium will be packed with Cardinal fanatics this Spring. The Miami Marlins
are the hometown team and fans don't have far to go to get a sneak peak at the upcoming roster. The team is reloading, ready
to get back on track to reviving the winning ways of this extremely successful franchise. Marlins fans make the trip up to
Jupiter by the thousands every Spring to root on their favorite team. Roger Dean Stadium hosts more than just Spring Training
baseball. When the Major Leaguers depart for their own stadiums, Roger Dean Stadium is home to four Minor League teams, the
Jupiter Hammerheads and Palm Beach Cardinals of the Florida State League and the Gulf Coast Cardinals and Gulf Coast Marlins
of the Gulf Coast League. Prior to 2002, Roger Dean Stadium was the home of the Montreal Expos before the hometown Marlins
moved in. Roger Dean Stadium was also the host to the qualifying round of the 2012 World Classic, hosting the national teams
from France, Spain, South Africa and Israel. This all purpose baseball stadium thrills baseball fans throughout the year,
providing an unforgettable sporting experience.
A northern suburb of Miami, Jupiter,
Florida is home to one of the most beautiful coastlines you'll see. This little slice of paradise located on the Atlantic
Ocean is full of activities for everyone to enjoy, from world class golf and spa to sunbathing on beautiful beaches and six
resident baseball teams. Jupiter dates back well before Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon came to the Jupiter inlet searching
for the fountain of youth. It enjoys a deep Native American history, which is also how the city gets is interesting name.
The English who arrived in the area Anglicized the Native American name for the area, which was Hobe. They mistakenly used
the work Jove, which translates out to its celestial moniker, Jupiter. The city has been home to some of the biggest names
in sports like the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan, legendary NFL coach Bill Parcells, Olympic gold
medal winning swimmer Dara Torres and Hall of Fame MLB third baseman Mike Schmidt. Millions of travelers arrive in Jupiter
every year to enjoy the regions sunshine, activities and exquisite coastline.
Stadium is a 6,800 seat baseball stadium and complex located in the southern Florida paradise called Jupiter. It's not easy
hosting two Major League teams simultaneously during Spring Training and then four minor league teams throughout the year.
It takes a special and well planned stadium to pull off such a feat. This two level stadium is a perfect venue for fans, with
plenty of comfortable seating and views of the field. For an exceptional baseball experience, look no further than Roger Dean
Roger Dean Stadium Trivia
Did you know that Mother Nature has not been kind to Roger Dean Stadium?
Due to the destruction of Hurricanes Jeanne and Frances in 2004 Roger Dean Stadium has had to undergo many restorations. Located
on the Atlantic Coast, Jupiter sees its share of stormy weather and 2004 was a particularly tough year for Roger Dean Stadium.