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 weather is generally…… PERFECT….. the beer and hot dogs are reasonable and everything….from parking to tailgating, and standing in line  – are just a LOT more relaxed and”laid-back”.

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 (888) 848-BIRD. Season, group tickets, suites and other specialty areas are available by calling (410) 547-6284. Ticket info

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 (800) BUY-BUCS. Fans can log on to the Pirates Website for a complete Spring Training schedule and purchase individual tickets beginning January.
You can view the schedule here.

Port Charlotte – Tampa Bay’s Rays open each year at the Charlotte Sports Park. Single-game spring training tickets 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 here.

And don’t forget the 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 only minutes from each other.

Unlike “season”, the ballplayers are relaxed and have little concern over a slump or losing streak and most enjoy signing those autographs.

Located between Tampa and Orlando, the Detroit Tigers train in Lakeland – between Tampa and Orlando at Joker Marchant Stadium.

The Philadelphia Phillies play in Clearwater.

Dunedin is right up the road hosting the Toronto Blue Jays and the Yankees suit-up at Tampa’s Steinbrenner Stadium.

Purchasing TICKETS on-line is best for weekend games as they sell-out early.