The 15 Major League Baseball teams that retreat to the Sunshine State each spring do more than just please fans during the offseason. According to a recent report from the Florida Sports Foundation, spring training had an estimated $687.1 million impact on the state’s economy in 2018. That’s a more than 60 percent increase since […]
More fans than ever watched Spring Training baseball in Florida this year, Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday. For the first time in more than 100 years, more than 7,000 fans per game showed up, which is a lot of Cracker Jack. “I am proud to announce that Florida’s Spring Training reached a 100-year record high per […]
Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals have opted to retain Ballard Partners to represent them in Tallahassee this Legislative Session as the club navigates a tricky land proposal requiring city, county and state cooperation. The Nats — along with the Houston Astros, who have also hired Ballard — are pursuing a delicate and process-intensive initiative that would re-designate a tract of […]
On New Year’s Day, Pasadena, Calif. serves as host for the 100th Rose Bowl Game. Five days later, the Florida State Seminoles meet the Auburn Tigers for the BCS National Championship in the same stadium. When that game ends, baseball fans around the country, but especially in Florida, can start the countdown: five weeks until […]
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