Pre-game ceremonies for first game at Ballpark of Palm Beaches include MLB commissioner

Tickets are still available for Tuesday’s inaugural game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. The Washington Nationals host the Houston Astros at 1:05 p.m.

Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased online at ballparkpalmbeaches.com or in-person at the newly-opened Ballpark of the Palm Beaches box office at the main stadium.

Here’s a run-down of the pre-game ceremonies, emceed by Charlie Slowes, the Nationals’ play-by-play announcer.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will include Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, Principal Owners of the Washington Nationals Ted and Annette Lerner and members of the Lerner family, Owner and Chairman of the Houston Astros, Jim Crane, and members of his family and executive team.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred talks during the Governor's baseball dinner in downtown West Palm Beach on Feb. 13.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred talks during the Governor’s baseball dinner in downtown West Palm Beach on Feb. 13, 2015.

They will be joined on the field by the Palm Beach County Mayor Paulette Burdick and three other members of the county commission (Commissioners Melissa McKinlay and Mary Lou Berger will not attend because they’re in Washington at a National Association of Counties conference.) West Palm beach Mayor Jeri Muoio will attend with members of the City Commission and Daniel Martell,  the former CEO of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County who was instrumental in launching the project.

The ceremonial first pitch thrown by children from the Crossroads Baptist Church, which is just north of the Ballpark in West Palm Beach

The U.S. flag will be presented by the West Palm Beach Police Department Honor Guard, led by Lt. Frank DiStefano.

The National Anthem will be sung by Palm Beach Opera Soprano Jessica Fishenfeld. God Bless America performed by Palm Beach Opera tenor Derrek Stark.

There will be a flyover by the U.S. Coast Guard from Air Station Miami.

The lineup card will be delivered by Muoio and Burdick.

The game ball will be delivered by Palm Beach County Administrator Verdenia Baker.

“Play Ball!” will be announced by a child from the Crossroads Baptist Church.

Chris Deitrick will handle the play-by-play commentary.

There are more than 3,200 parking spaces on-site at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Day-of-game parking is available in all lots for $10.

RV and bus parking is available for $25. Ballpark parking lots will open on game days at 9:00 a.m. Valet parking is available to fans at a price of $20 per car.

Entrances to the onsite parking can be found on Haverhill Road and Military Trail. Fans can enter the main Haverhill Road entrance to park in the northwest parking area. Here fans can also access the south lot that features the largest number of spaces. From Military Trail, fans may enter the parking lot south of the Shiloh Street entrance.

Gates open at 10:30 a.m. for season ticket holders and 11 a.m. for the general public.

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