West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium
|Full name||West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium|
|Location||755 Hank Aaron Drive
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
|Opened||March 9, 1963|
West Palm Beach Expos (FSL) (1969–1997)
West Palm Beach Tropics (SPBA) (1989–1990)
Montreal Expos (MLB) (spring training) (1969–1972 and 1981–1997)
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 Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves and Montreal Expos. The Braves played spring training games at the stadium from 1963 to 1997, while the Expos played there from 1969 to 1972 and from 1981 to 1997.
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 the Milwaukee Braves 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.
- Bob Balfe (1963-03-10). "'WPB' A's Spoil Braves' Municipal Stadium Debut". The Palm Beach Post. p. E1.
- Dave George (1992-06-27). "MAJOR TALENT SHOW: ALL-STARS COME OUT TONIGHT AT STADIUM". The Palm Beach Post. p. 1C.
- "Around the NL". St. Petersburg Times. 1997-03-27. p. 5C.
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