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West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium

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Surface  Grass
Closed  1997
Demolished  2002
Built  1962
Opened  9 March 1963
Construction cost  1 million USD
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Full name  West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium
Location  755 Hank Aaron Drive West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
Capacity  4,200 (1963) 5,000 (1986)
Similar  Congress Street Grounds, South End Grounds, Ivan Allen Jr Braves Museum, Braves Field, Pompano Beach Municipal

West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium, referred to as "Municipal Stadium", located at 755 Hank Aaron Drive, was a ballpark in West Palm Beach, Florida and the long-time Spring Training home for the Atlanta Braves and Montreal Expos.

The stadium was constructed in 1962 to replace midtown Connie Mack Field which had been the West Palm Beach Spring Training home of the Philadelphia and Kansas City Athletics from 1946 to 1962.

The first game was played on March 9, 1963 under overcast skies. Mayor C. Ben Holleman threw out the first ball and the Kansas City Athletics defeated Milwaukee 3-0 in front of 3,265 fans. Warren Spahn started for Milwaukee and was the losing pitcher in the game.

The ballpark later hosted the 1982 and 1992 Florida State League All-Star Games.

Atlanta and Montreal played the final Spring Training game at the ballpark on March 26, 1997, which saw Montreal win the game 2-0.

References

West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium Wikipedia


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