District Daily: Nationals, Astros move step closer to new spring site


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Nats, Astros move step closer to new spring site

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — The Nationals and Astros received good news on Tuesday. In a 6-1 vote, the Palm Beach County Commission approved a land swap that brings the two teams a step closer to sharing a new Spring Training home at the southeast corner of Haverhill Road and 45th Street in Palm Beach County, Fla.

Houston would like to leave Kissimmee, Fla. — where its spring complex has been since 1985 — after the 2016 season. And Washington would like to move its facility closer to other teams in Florida, such as the Cardinals, Mets and Marlins.

The Nats’ lease at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Fla., expires at the end of 2017. The club has played its spring games there since 2005. Read full article here.

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Pennsylvania radio station drops Phillies for Nationals

(Scott Allen, Washington Post)

In news that would’ve been difficult to imagine after the Nationals launched a “Take Back the Park” campaign in 2012 in response to years of Nationals Park being overrun with Phillies fans, Natitude is taking over the airwaves in central Pennsylvania.

Harrisburg-based Sports Radio 96.5 FM will broadcast Nationals games instead of Phillies games this season as part of a one-year deal.

“We were working toward a renewal with the Phillies and it just fell apart,” Cumulus Media Pennsylvania regional vice president Ron Giovanniello said Tuesday. “When it did, we started looking at other options.” Read full article here.

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