Ed Smith Stadium
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Bird Key and the Sarasota area have great weather, sparkling beaches, leading art museums, and lush, abundant natural beauty.
But for many, spring near Sarasota means one thing: the return of Major League Baseball at Ed Smith Stadium. Spring training allows fans to see their favorite teams "up close and personal." The crowds are smaller, the parks provide an intimate atmosphere, and ticket prices are far below regular-season prices.
Spring baseball has been a tradition in Sarasota since the New York Giants first trained at the old Payne Park in 1924. Since then the Red Sox, White Sox, Dodgers, and Cincinnati Reds have all trained in Sarasota. Ed Smith Stadium was built to replace Payne Park in 1989, and the stadium underwent a $31 million upgrade in 2010 and 2011. Since 2010, Ed Smith has been the spring home of the Baltimore Orioles.
Ed Smith Stadium seats 7,428. A new hi-def, LED video display helps fans see all the action. Ed Smith Stadium also offers plenty of restrooms, snack and beverage concessions, and a 2,000-square-foot gift shop. There's also plenty of shaded seating for those bright, sunny afternoons. If you don't happen to be a Baltimore Orioles fan, that's okay too; Sarasota is only a short drive from plenty of other great major league action. The Blue Jays, Phillies, Yankees, Tigers, Pirates, Rays, Twins, and Red Sox all train on Florida's Gulf coast, and all their facilities are two hours or less from Sarasota.
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Ed Smith Stadium is entirely family-friendly and handicapped-accessible, and there's plenty of free parking.
No pets are allowed except companion guide animals. For schedule details call 941-954-4101 or visit Spring Training Website. We don't accept real estate listings ourselves, so we can show you any and every property for sale near Ed Smith without any pressure on you or any conflict of interest from sellers. Call us today to arrange your tour of homes for sale near Ed Smith Stadium.
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