Local moms demand change, wear orange at Roger Dean Stadium

JUPITER, Fla. - The color orange was worn Saturday throughout the nation for National Gun Violence Prevention Day. 

The people dressed in orange at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter were hoping others pay attention to their message. 

"By wearing orange we are sympathizing with all of those that have had lives cut short or affected by gun violence," Carolina Buia Barefoot said.

Buia-Barefoot is the spokesperson for Moms Demand Action North Palm Beach Chapter and they chose to spread their message at the ball park.

"The Parkland shooting affected all of us," Buia-Barefoot said. 'It reverberated in all of our communities. We were so close to that shooting and we have banded together because enough is enough. We want to make our schools secure."

Justin Yeoward knows first-hand the affects of gun violence. His son attends Ston…

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$100 million in renovations proposed for Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter

JUPITER, Fla. - The Miami Marlins and St.Louis Cardinals are asking Palm Beach County to foot the bill for $100 million in renovations to Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium.

The 20-year-old stadium has had minor renovations in recent years, but the Marlins and Cardinals organizations said the stadium needs significant renovations in order to compete.

The proposal includes expanding the clubhouses for both teams, adding more batting tunnels, more shaded-seating areas and expanding the team store. 

Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium is county owned. It's going to be up to the county commission to decide how to fund the project, but under the current proposal, the county would use tourism tax money. 

The Marlins and Cardinals have a lease at the stadium until 2027. Both teams said if the renovations are approved they would extend their le…

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