When attending a Cardinals spring training game, you’ll want to arrive at Roger Dean Stadium early to catch the team practicing as well as to enjoy some tailgating. Cardinals practices start at 9:30 am and offer incredible access to the players. You’ll be able to watch all your favorite Cardinals up-close as they prepare for the season, so get here early to make the most out of your trip to Jupiter.
In addition to watching the team practice, you’ll also want to set up shop in the parking lots outside the main stadium for a full morning of tailgating. Cardinals fans show up in large numbers to tailgate and hang out with their friends. You’ll meet lots of fellow die-hard Cardinals fans who come from families who have supported the team for generations, so don’t hesitate to start up a conversation with fellow fans at the tailgate.
You’ll have a lot of fun outside Roger Dean Stadium watching the Cardinals practice and tailgating with fellow die-hard fans, so get to the ballpark early to make the most out of your trip to spring training.
The Cardinals practice on the practice fields are behind right-center field and open to the public at 9:30 am. The fan accessible fields feature bleachers making it easy for you to watch your favorite Cardinals players and prospects warm up for the season. You can also catch the Miami Marlins practicing in the practice area next door.
Roger Dean Stadium is home to one of the most beautiful main entrances in the Grapefruit League, so take a minute to enjoy it as you enter the ballpark. Here you’ll find native oak trees and palmetto trees, which create a fun Florida atmosphere that anyone would love.
Where to tailgate
Preferred ParkingPreferred parking is found in the two grass lots closest to the stadium. The lots cost $10 to park in and are accessible from behind left field and from the ballpark’s third base side. Additionally, you can tailgate here making them worth the extra $4.
General ParkingGeneral parking is available for $6 in a paved lot on the Jupiter Campus of FAU.
Street ParkingIf you don’t want to pay for parking, you can look for street parking along Avenue A, Stadium Drive, and University Boulevard. Those of you looking to park here though will want to get to the ballpark early as spaces fill up quickly.