Israel Faces South Africa at Roger Dean Stadium Sept. 19

The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County invites local residents to come out to the ball park at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 as the World Baseball Classic qualifier, featuring Israel vs. South Africa, gets underway.

Major League Baseball recently established the new rounds of qualifying games for the classic and picked Roger Dean Stadium as one of four ball parks that will host the match-ups. The other countries in contention at the stadium are France and Spain.

The games run through Sept. 23, and the federation is rooting for Israel. The nonprofit organization serves as a community-building group for Jews throughout Palm Beach County.


Roger Dean Stadium

Roger Dean Stadium is situated in the welcoming and friendly community of Abacoa that is located in the warm and tropical town of Jupiter in the highly desirable Palm Beach County. The stadium is only 14 miles north of West Palm Beach and approximately 19 miles south of Stuart.

Roger Dean Stadium is a baseball stadium that was built in the late 90’s and seats around 6,900 people, and features 2 levels of permanent seating, parking, concessions, and several luxury sky boxes. The stadium is a grass field and features dimensions of 335 feet to left field, 400 feet to center field, and 325 feet to right field.

Roger Dean Stadium is the only one in the country that is home to 4 minor league teams; the Jupiter Hammerheads and the Palm Beach Cardinals from the Class A Advanced Baseball Florida State League, and the Gulf Coast Marlins and the Gulf Coast Cardinals from the Rookie level Gulf Coast League. Roger Dean Stadium is also the only Florida stadium that hosts 2 Major League Baseball teams every year for spring training the Miami Marlins and the St, Louis Cardinals.

Roger Dean Stadium