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Bye-Bye to the Berm at Roger Dean

Though it is very small, the grass seating area behind the home bullpen at Jupiter, Florida’s Roger Dean Stadium was my favorite feature in the park – a nod back to the olden days in what is otherwise another cookie-cutter minor league stadium.

The berm is soon to be a thing of the past, a casualty in the never-ending quest for revenue growth, reports the Palm Beach Post.

The $15-$20 bargain area, where fans could sit on blankets and share banter with the relievers sitting on the benches a few feet away, is being converted to the exact opposite of cheap seating. Starting this spring, for $52-$60 each, 136 fans per game will be able to enjoy unlimited food and non-alcoholic beverages in the “Bullpen Club”.

The Bullpen Club will consist of two rows of seats and 20 tables that seat four each. Ticket holders will have access to a dedicated concession stand, allowing faster access to the unlimited fare.

Other prices for spring training seats at RDS are $15 for the 1,000-seat bleacher section, $28 for loge box and $29 field box seats. All are the same as last year except loge boxes are $1 higher.

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16 Responses to “Bye-Bye to the Berm at Roger Dean”

  1. crdswmn says:

    That’s a damn shame.

    Greed: It’s what’s for dinner in America.

  2. Brian Walton says:

    Here is an artist’s rendering of the new section with more pricing detail.

  3. Bw52 says:

    Pete Kozma signs with NY Yankees.Cubs and John Lackey in serious talks over a 2 or 3 year deal per MLBtraderumors and rotoworld

  4. Bw52 says:

    Lackey signs with the Cubbies per Rotoworld. 2 years

  5. JumboShrimp says:

    I had a feeling the cards would want to move Jon jay. This frees center for Pham and Grichuk. While jay has been a good hitter, we don’t know if he can bounce back and be useful again. Jay was a shaky asset.
    Gyorko costs money, but salaries are expensive. He might be more useful than Reynolds or Wiggington. A good trade.

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