WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Monday morning that will allow for the construction of a new spring training facility in West Palm Beach.
About $135 million will go toward building the 160-acre complex at 45th Street and Haverhill Road, which will be the new spring home for the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals.
Scott's signed the bill at the Palm Beach County governmental center on North Olive Avenue.
This will be the first time in nearly 20 years that West Palm Beach hosts spring training after the Atlanta Braves and Montreal Expos departed for Central Florida.
In February, Scott announced the Nationals and Astros will remain in Florida for the next 30 years and Florida will continue to retain its 15 spring training teams in the Grapefruit League.