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St Armands Circle
Unlike Stadiums up north, the stands in Florida are close
to the infield and seats are within earshot of players chatting to their teammates. The back row literally feels more
like the fourth or fifth row of any major league field. The weather is almost always PERFECT, the beer and hot dogs are
cheaper and everything – parking, tailgating, finding your seat, standing in line for food – is just a LOT more relaxed
Sarasota – Baltimore Orioles's spring-training is just a few miles from the beach at Ed Smith Stadium. Tickets
may be purchased online, or at the Box Office or by calling (800) 745-3000. Season, group tickets, suites and other
specialty areas are available by calling (941) 893-6300.
Bradenton - Bradenton enjoys a rich baseball tradition at McKechnie Field where the Pittsburgh Pirates conduct
spring training and the
Bradenton Marauders fill summers with minor league play.
For more information or to purchase season tickets, please call (941) 747-3031. Fans can also log on to the Pirates
Website for the complete Spring Training schedule and to purchase individual tickets beginning in January.
You can view the schedule
Port Charlotte - Tampa Bay’s Rays open each year at the Charlotte Sports Park. Single-game spring training
tickets, ranging from $9 to $27, go on sale in January. Fans interested in placing a $50 deposit for season tickets can
go to the Rays
website or call 888-FAN-RAYS.
You can view the schedule
And don’t forget our RAY’S summer schedule at St. Pete’s air-conditioned Tropicana Field.
Tampa Bay Ray’s
More Spring Trainings - 15 teams train beneath the palms of Central and South Florida and many parks are literally
within minutes of each other.
Unlike "season", the ballplayers are relaxed and have little concern over that slump or losing streak and most
don’t even mind signing those autographs.
The Detroit Tigers who train in Lakeland – between Tampa and Orlando at Joker Marchant Stadium – have been in Lakeland
since 1930. The Philadelphia Phillies have played in Clearwater since 1947 and Dunedin is right up the road hosting the
Toronto’s Blue Jays since the team’s inception in 1977.
The Yankees have had a Florida presence since 1919 and you’re welcome to catch a game at Tampa’s Steinbrenner Stadium.
Fortunately, these ballparks are all within the Sarasota/Tampa Bay Area providing multiple game opportunities and...it’s
best to buy TICKETS on-line as the weekend games sell-out early.
Attn. Intl. Visitors
(listed north to south)
Anna Maria Island