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Spring Training Guide: Find a ball park near you

Last updated on April 7th, 2022 at 08:29 am

A shortened 2022 Spring Training season is under way as the crack of the bat could be heard at Florida’s major league camps over the weekend.

Earlier this month, players and owners approved a collective bargaining agreement, clearing the decks for the regular season to begin on April 7.

The most noticeable result of the new agreement is the adoption of designated hitters in the National League, starting this season. The DH has been a staple of the American League since 1973.

Another interesting twist in the game, a tie in the annual All-Star Game may be decided with a home-run derby instead of playing extra innings, according to the Associated Press. And this year’s playoffs have been expanded from 10 to 12 teams. Go to this AP story for more details on the agreement.

Our annual baseball Spring Training Guide is your go-to resource for game schedules, stadium locations, things to do and places to stay nearby.

Tampa Bay Spring Training

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. 2021 will be the Yankees 26th year at the Tampa stadium.

Links: Yankees Spring Training web site | Map/Directions: Steinbrenner Field, 1 Steinbrenner Drive, Tampa, FL

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Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training
Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training

Philadelphia Phillies — Clearwater, FL

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).

Links: Phillies Spring Training web site | Map/Directions: Spectrum Field, 601 Old Coachman Road, Clearwater, FL 33765

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Toronto Blue Jays — Dunedin, FL

An extensive renovation of the Blue Jays traditional spring home, Grant Field, was completed in 2020, and the ballpark was renamed TD Ballpark. The stadium will continue to be home to the Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training and the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Links: Blue Jays Spring Training web site | Map/Directions: TD Ballpark, 373 Douglas Avenue, Dunedin, FL 34698

Things to do near Dunedin

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.

Links: Detroit Tigers spring training web site | Map/Directions: Joker Marchant Stadium, 2301 Lakeland Hills Boulevard, Lakeland.

Things to do near Lakeland

Workouts begin a day after players report.

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.

Links: Pittsburgh Pirates spring training web site | Map/Directions: Lecom Park, 1611 9th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205

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The ballpark sits directly east of the nationally-acclaimed Village of the Arts, a growing neighborhood of galleries and studios where artists and artisans of various types create and sell their wares.

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 homes in South Florida. The revamped ballpark features Spanish-style architecture and refurbished seats from Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Links: Baltimore Orioles spring training web site | Map/Directions: Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th Street, Sarasota, FL 34237

Things to do nearby: 

Rent a bicycle or bring your own for a 11-mile ride from Sarasota to Venice on the Legacy Trail, a magnificent paved rail-trail that goes through backyards, small towns, a state park and coastal wilderness.

Southwest Florida Spring Training

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 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 commercial and residential district 

Links: Atlanta Braves spring training web site | Map/Directions: CoolToday Park, 18800 South, W Villages Pkwy, Venice, FL 34293

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North Port is home to Warm Mineral Springs, where slow-walking waders are almost cult-like in their rhythmic slog around the spring head. These healing waters are a big attraction for Europeans, who call it “Chudo Ozero,” or Miracle Lake.

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.

Links: Tampa Bay Rays spring training web site. | Map/Directions: Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Things to do nearby during Spring Training: 

Charlotte Harbor offers a fabulous bay for sailing and boating with excellent access to pristine beaches on Boca Grande and Cayo Costa Island. Across the bay, enjoy all the amenities Punta Gorda has to offer.

Boston Red Sox — Fort Myers

Boston’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.

Links: Boston Red Sox spring training web site. | Map/Directions: JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33913

Things to do nearby

Gateway to the offshore islands of Sanibel and Captiva, as well as the bustling little Old Florida beach town of Fort Myers Beach with its beachfront cottages and funky eateries. A little bit south, visit Lovers Key State Park or paddle Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve.

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.

Links: Minnesota Twins spring training web site | Map/Directions: CenturyLink Sports Complex, 14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33912 

Things to do nearby

Southeast Florida Spring Training

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.

Links: New York Mets spring training | Map/Directions: 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.

Links: Miami Marlins spring training web site | Map/Directions: Roger Dean Stadium, 4751 Main Street, Jupiter, FL 33458

Things to do nearby

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.

Links: St. Louis Cardinals spring training web site | Map/Directions: Roger Dean Stadium, 4751 Main Street, Jupiter, FL 33458 

Things to do nearby

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.

Links: Houston Astros spring training web site |. Map/Directions: FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, 5398 Haverhill Road North, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

Things to do nearby

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.

Links: Washington Nationals spring training web site | Map/Directions: FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, 5398 Haverhill Road North, West Palm Beach, FL 33407. 

Things to do nearby

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