The Brevard County Manatees, a Single A affiliate of the Montreal Expos, play in Space Coast Stadium, built in 1994 with seating for 7,200. The stadium is named this because it is located just west of Cape Canaveral in Viera. The foul line poles have the names of the two space shuttles that were lost, Challenger on 3rd base line and Columbia on 1st base line. The stadium was built in 1993 and is used as a spring training facility for the Montreal Expos. It seats 8,100 and there were approximately 300 in attendance for the 1:05 game today, Sunday. Next Friday will be a full moon, so fans can bring their dogs for Howl at the Moon Night. Today the Real Estate Direct sponsored Dare Devils little league team went on the field with the Manatees ball players for the national anthem. Their picture is shown below. The Manatees were playing the Dunedin Blue Jays. It was a close game throughout. The starting pitchers did a great job. The Manatee starter pitched 7 innings and allowed 2 unearned runs. He made an error that allowed the runs. In the top of the 8th the Blue Jays took the lead 3-1. The Manatees tied it 3-3 in the bottom of the 8th. In the bottom of the 9th with 1 out and 1 on, the next two batters were intentionally walked to fill the bases. The next batter hit a single to win the game. The box score was Blue Jays R-3, H-7, E-0 and Manatees R-4, H-8, E-2. The field lines are RF & LF-340' and CF-404'. The mascot is Manny the Manatee. The scoreboard is hand operated. The parking is overpriced at $3 and the scorecard at $2. 2007 affiliate of Milwaukee Brewers. 2017 team moves to Kissimmee and becomes the Florida Fire Frogs. Stadium previously used by Houston for Spring Training.
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Kennedy Space Center is the launch and landing site for the space shuttle. It is home to two launch pads, one of the world's longest runways and the nation's third largest building. KSC is the launch site for Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo flights. Fee.