Last updated on November 24th, 2019 at 08:46 pm

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Florida’s Grapefruit League hosts Major League Baseball’s best clubs — the 2019 World Series Champion Washington Nationals and American League Champions Houston Astros, as well as 2019 playoff contenders St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Rays, and New York Yankees.

All of these teams are training for the 2020 MLB Season in Florida.

Spring Training is an authentic Florida ritual, one that I have personally enjoyed since arriving in Florida in 1978, when the Yankees were playing in Fort Lauderdale, the Expos in West Palm Beach and the Orioles in Miami.

Their home parks have changed over the years, but the ritual is the same and the “Boys of Summer” will be back in 2020.

Our annual Grapefruit League Spring Training Guide is a great resource for things to do and places to stay near Florida’s spring-training camps.

Find useful links to articles about campgrounds, lodging and things to do near each training camp, as well as reporting dates, home openers and links to schedules and tickets.

Stadium links will take you to Google Maps for directions. 


Central / I-4 Corridor


New York Yankees — Tampa

George M. Steinbrenner Field has the same dimensions as Yankee Stadium, down to the inch. It was insisted to be so by the Boss, who, as the story goes, phoned the Bronx from Tampa during construction and had an employee go to the outfield wall with a tape measure during a storm. Steinbrenner Field, 1 Steinbrenner Drive, Tampa, FL

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Philadelphia Phillies — Clearwater, FL

Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training
Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training

Built in 2004, Spectrum Field (formerly Brighthouse Field) is a replica of Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Phillies fans should feel right at home. The stadium was built in 2004 with a capacity of 8,500 (7,000 fixed seats; grass berm seating for 1,500). Spectrum Field, 601 Old Coachman Road, Clearwater, FL 33765

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Toronto Blue Jays — Dunedin, FL

In early 2019, construction began on a newly renovated stadium that will continue to be home to the Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training and the Dunedin Blue Jays. The new ballpark is slated to open for the 2020 Spring Training Season. While the ballpark has been known by many names, the official name remains Grant Field. Grant Field, 373 Douglas Avenue, Dunedin, FL 34698

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Detroit Tigers — Lakeland, FL

Joker Marchant Stadium, home of the Tigers since it opened in 1966, is the second-oldest ballpark in the Grapefruit League. No team has called one city its spring training home as long as the Tigers, who have been playing there since 1934 with the exception of a few years in Evansville, Ind., during World War II. Remodeled to look like Comerica Park in Detroit, this is a tradition-rich ballpark to watch baseball. Joker Marchant Stadium, 2301 Lakeland Hills Boulevard, Lakeland.

  • 2020 Reporting Dates: Pitchers and catchers, TBA; Position players, TBA
  • First home game: Feb. 21, 2020, vs. Southeastern University at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium
  • First Grapefruit League game: Feb. 22, 2020, vs. Phillies at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium
  • Complete Tigers 2020 Spring Training schedule
  • Tickets sales TBA: Tigers Tickets and Schedule

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Workouts begin a day after players report.


Gulf Coast (I-75 Corridor)


Pittsburg Pirates — Bradenton

Lecom Park (formerly McKechnie Field) was built in 1923 and renovated in 1993. The Bucs have trained and played their spring games at this site since 1969. Through successive renovations, Lecom Park retains the charm of its history. Lecom Park, 1611 9th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205

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Baltimore Orioles — Sarasota

The crown jewel of the Grapefruit League, Ed Smith Stadium got an extreme makeover in 2010, the Orioles’ first after leaving their previous spring home in Fort Lauderdale. The revamped ballpark features Spanish-style architecture and refurbished seats from Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th Street, Sarasota, FL 34237. 

  • 2020 Reporting Dates: Pitchers and catchers, 2/11; Position players, 2/16
  • First Grapefruit League game: Feb. 22, 2020, at Braves at CoolToday Park
  • First home game: Feb. 23, 2020, vs. Red Sox at Ed Smith Stadium
  • Complete Orioles 2020 Spring Training schedule >

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Atlanta Braves — North Port, FL

The Braves moved to CoolToday Park in North Port for the 2020 season, leaving their former home at Disney World to be closer to other teams. CoolToday Park features 6,200 fixed seats, accommodating up to 8,000 fans with berm berm and standing room. The training facilities include a half-dozen practice baseball fields, six multi-use fields and space for the team’s sports medicine academy. The complex is envisioned to become the heart of a planned town-center commercial and residential district  CoolToday Park, 18800 South, W Villages Pkwy, Venice, FL 34293

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Tampa Bay Rays — Port Charlotte

Among the interesting features of Charlotte Sports Park, built in 1998, is the seating. Options include 5,000 fixed seats and two berm areas. In left-center field is a full liquor tiki bar seating up to 69 fans at a time. The “Kid’s Clubhouse” is behind the berm seating in right field and features a playground. Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte, FL 33948

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Boston Red Sox — Fort Myers

JetBlue Park, Fort MyersBoston’s spring training home — JetBlue Park at Fenway South — resembles Fenway Park, complete with the Green Monster in left field where fans can sit, just as they can in Boston. The rest of the outfield is constructed to resemble Fenway as well. Tradition is everywhere, including a Ted Williams statue just outside the ballpark. JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33913

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Minnesota Twins — Fort Myers

Hammond Stadium is located in the CenturyLink Sports Complex and seats 7,500. The exterior of the ballpark is modeled after Churchill Downs, the famous Louisville racetrack, complete with a fountain and rows of parking that are named after former Twins greats. CenturyLink Sports Complex, 14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33912 

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Atlantic Coast (I-95 Corridor)


New York Mets — Port St. Lucie

Digital Domain Park has been the home of the Mets since 1988. It’s a replica of Shea Stadium, the team’s former home in New York. No visit is complete without sampling a Taco-In-A-Helmet, the stadium’s take on Mexican fare. A recent addition is a party deck in right field, giving fans an option in addition to the tiki bar down the left-field line. Digital Domain Park, 525 NW Peacock Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

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Miami Marlins — Jupiter

Built in 1998, Roger Dean Stadium is one of two shared ballparks in the Grapefruit League, featuring field boxes, loge boxes, bleachers, grass berm and luxury skybox seating. Capacity is 6,700, plus 300 on the berm in right field. The stadium is in a bustling shopping complex with restaurants and sports bars packed with fans throughout Grapefruit League season. Roger Dean Stadium, 4751 Main Street, Jupiter, FL 33458

  • 2020 Reporting Dates: Pitchers and catchers, TBA; Position players, TBA
  • First Grapefruit League game: Feb. 22, 2020, at Mets at First Data Field
  • First home game: Feb. 23, 2020, vs. Nationals at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium
  • Complete Marlins 2020 Spring Training schedule >

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St. Louis Cardinals — Jupiter

The Cardinals share Spring Training facilities with the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium in the Abacoa Community in Jupiter. The stadium is also home to both teams’ Class A affiliates, which play their full seasons here. Capacity is 6,700, plus 300 on the berm in right field. Roger Dean Stadium, 4751 Main Street, Jupiter, FL 33458 

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Houston Astros — West Palm Beach

This is the fourth year of Astros spring training in their new digs at a shared facility with the Washington Nationals near West Palm Beach, placing them in the same area where the New York Mets, Florida Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals train. FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, 5398 Haverhill Road North, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

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Washington Nationals — West Palm Beach

The Nats have moved from their former home in Viera to the new Ballpark of the Palm Beach in West Palm Beach at a shared facility with the Houston Astros, placing them in proximity to the New York Mets, Florida Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals training camps. FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, 5398 Haverhill Road North, West Palm Beach, FL 33407. 

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