Astros, Nationals get the final major approval for their new West Palm Beach facility


The Palm Beach County Commission has approved the land swap needed to make the Astros-Nationals spring training facility a reality:

The proposal calls for building the stadium on 160 acres of city-owned land at the southeast corner of 45th Street and Haverhill Road. The county would pay for about half of the new stadium and training facility’s estimated $135 million cost and the teams and the state would pay for the rest.

A key part of the deal involves the county trading land with the city to acquire the stadium site.

There are still a couple of hurdles, but this was the final hurdle considered significant by folks who have paid attention to this.