Feb. 18: Q of the Day
Is it possible to observe activities prior to home Spring Training games?
— Chris C., Rockledge, Fla.
Yes, workouts are open to the public and free for fans who want to stop by and observe. Typically, the Cardinals take the field around 10 a.m. ET to begin stretching and light conditioning. Defensive drills will follow, and then sessions of batting practice usually cap the day. You might also catch the team working on other various fundamentals, like baserunning or bunting. Most players are off the field by 1 p.m. ET.
Once the Cardinals begin their Spring Training games, these early morning workouts move inside Roger Dean Stadium, which cuts off the access for fans to watch. So if you’re interested in getting an up-close look at how workouts are run, you’ll want to stop by before Saturday.
The address for the Cardinals’ complex is 4795 University Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458. Be aware that today is the final day of the local ArtiGras festival, so that does still have some nearby streets blocked off.
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