This might be an opportunity to improve the baseball facilities...
Boca Raton may be interested in hosting MLB teams for spring training
Gromann said he's talked to Florida Atlantic University about a mix-and-match deal that, put together with city-owned property, could mean 100 acres in northwest Boca that could accommodate a stadium and a set of practice fields that could meet major-league standards. It would be surrounded by office buildings, FAU and other athletic fields.
Part of that city-owned land, adjacent to the Spanish River Athletic Complex, is subject to an agreement between the city and the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District, though. Plans are currently being developed to expand the athletic facilities there for resident use.
"I don't see that getting much traction," Bob Rollins, former chair of the Beach & Park District, said of Gromann's idea. "I just don't know if there is much space to allocate to someone outside our community."
But Gromann said that a spring training site wouldn't mean the public can't use it, too.
"Spring training is only three months out of the year," he said.
I wish they could upgrade our facility (BIG TIME) and share it but scheduling and sharing and fan turnout for FAU games could (or would) be problems I think.