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Lee County Approves Proposal To Begin Negotiations With Nationals (UPDATED)

The thought of the Nationals leaving their spring training home in Viera, FL could be starting to gain traction according to a report by the Washington Post's Washington Nationals insider Adam Kilgore. Lee County supervisors are in a meeting to decide whether or not to approve beginning negotiations for the Nationals to move into Ft. Myers. The most likely end to this process would be for the Nationals to move into City of Palms Park, formerly the spring training home of the Boston Red Sox.

The biggest reason for this desire to move out of Viera is the amount of travel the Nationals have to do for spring training games. The closest destination on the road for the Nationals is Kissimmee, which would be a trip of an hour and 15 minutes one way. Moving to Fort Myers would put them in the same general area as the Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins.

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