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Florida governor signs bill for Astros, Nationals spring training complex

Florida governor Rick Scott signs bill to clear way for new spring training complex for Astros and Nationals.

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Another step towards the Astros new spring training home has happened. Monday, Florida governor Rick Scott formally signed a bill to free up the required for the Astros and Nationals shared spring training home -- 27 acres of land for the 160-acre site in West Palm Beach, Fla.

As reported by the Palm Beach Post, Astros owner Jim Crane and Nationals general partner Art Fuccillo were among the officials at that signing. The estimated cost of construction is $135 million with the project being financed by $113 million in hotel tax revenue.

The new spring training facilities for the Astros and Nationals is planned to be opened before the 2017 major league season.