A Brave new world in North Port? Palm Beach says, no so fast


The Palm Beach Post is reporting that the Atlanta Braves, which earlier this month began negotiating with Sarasota County for a new spring training home in the West Villages in North Port, is also hearing out Palm Beach County, where the Braves trained for 35 years before moving to Disney's Wide World of Sports in 1998.

This development has significant real estate implications for South County, which would benefit from an economic influx brought by the exposure the Braves would bring.

The team's chairman, Terry McGuirk, is scheduled to meet with several Palm Beach County and municipal leaders Tuesday evening, according to Post reporter Joe Capozzi's story. The topic is opening a spring training camp there in 2018.


Harold Bubil

Recipient of the 2015 Bob Graham Architectural Awareness Award from the American Institute of Architects/Florida-Caribbean, Harold Bubil is real estate editor of the Herald-Tribune Media Group. Born in Newport, R.I., his family moved to Sarasota in 1958. Harold graduated from Sarasota High School in 1970 and the University of Florida in 1974 with a degree in journalism. For the Herald-Tribune, he writes and edits stories about residential real estate, architecture, green building and local development history. He also is a photographer and public speaker. Contact him via email, or at (941) 361-4805.
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