NATIONALS TO LEAVE THE SPACE COAST

By  //  May 14, 2013


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BREAKING NEWS

According to Brevard County Commission Chairman Andy Anderson, the Nationals could possibly leave as early as 2015. (Image for spaceCoastDaily.com)

According to Brevard County Commission Chairman Andy Anderson, the Nationals could possibly leave as early as 2015. (Image for spaceCoastDaily.com)

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – SpaceCoastDaily.com has learned that the Washington Nationals Major League baseball team will depart Brevard County when the the team’s lease expires in 2017.

Andy Anderson

Andy Anderson

According to Brevard County Commission Chairman Andy Anderson, the Nationals could possibly leave as early as 2015.

During the 2013 Grapefruit season, the Nationals had record attendance, attracting a total of 85,012, for an average of about 5,300 fans per game. That was a approximately a 10 percent increase over 2012.

MORE CENTRALIZED LOCATION

The Nationals have said they are looking for a more centralized location to reduce the travel time when they play away games. Several other Florida venues have had discussions with the Nationals over the last two years in an attempt to attract the team to their communities.

Currently, the Brevard County Manatees, a minor league affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers organization, will continue to play their games at Space Coast Stadium.

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