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18 Feb · Jeanene Arrington-Fisher · No Comments
Florida is a Baseball Fan’s Paradise at Spring Training
Florida is a baseball fan’s paradise in the winter! No wonder so many folks come down during the harshest months of winter for a good game of baseball, some fun at the beach and a round of golf. Florida has something for everyone!
February and March are the key months in which you can get an early look at your favorite players. Each year Florida hosts 15 Major League Baseball teams for spring training at locations throughout the state. These pre-season games give the players a chance to tune up their game, tighten up their plays and even do a bit of glad handing with their fans.
Florida draws RV’ers and Snowbirds by the thousands from the Northeast, Midwest and Canada, boasting sunshine, cooler temps and lower humidity. Central Florida has much to offer along with some amazing locations to stay, with wide ranging amenities. Fresh seafood is available year round at many 5-star eateries. Florida has all that it takes to draw in sports fans from the frozen north and midwest. Florida has more to offer than baseball though, including world-class sporting activities such as fishing, golfing, tennis, and NASCAR to name a few!
Well over 1.5 million baseball fans migrate to Florida each year to attend Florida Spring Training Games throughout the state. In addition, The Florida Grapefruit League gives the fans an opportunity to see and possibly meet the game’s future players, as well as cheering on their favorite MLB players.
Staying in Central Florida you will be just a short drive away from several of the stadiums where your favorite teams will be training. Consider a stay at Fisherman’s Cove in beautiful Tavares, Florida. Our beautiful RV Resort offers concrete pads, 50amp service, Club House, Fitness Center, Pool, 9 Hole Golf Course, Marina with easy access to Lake Harris. In addition to the 300 RV pads we have lodge units and a motel.
City Current team(s) Current ballpark(s)
Bradenton Pittsburgh Pirates (1969–present) LECOM Park
Clearwater Philadelphia Phillies (1947–present) Spectrum Field
Dunedin Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) TD Ballpark
Fort Myers Boston Red Sox (1992–present) Jet Blue Park
Fort Myers Minnesota Twins (1991–present) Hammond Stadium
Jupiter Florida/Miami Marlins (2002–present) Roger Dean Stadium
Jupiter St. Louis Cardinals (1998–present) Roger Dean Stadium
North Port Atlanta Braves (2019–present) CoolToday Park
Lakeland Detroit Tigers (1934–42, 1946–present) Joker Marchant Stadium
Port Charlotte Tampa Bay Rays (2009–present) Charlotte Sports Park
Port St. Lucie New York Mets (1988–present) First Data Field
Sarasota Baltimore Orioles (1991, 2010–present) Ed Smith Stadium
Tampa New York Yankees (1996–present) George M. Steinbrenner Field
West Palm Beach Washington Nationals (2017–present) The Ballpark of The Palm Beaches
West Palm Beach Houston Astros (2017–present) The Ballpark of The Palm Beaches
Clearwater 2.25 hours
Dunedin 2.25 hours
Ft Myers 3.5 hours
Jupiter 3 hours
North Port 3 hours
Lakeland 1.5 hours
Port Charlotte 3 hours
Port St Lucie 2.75 hours
Sarasota 2.5 hours
Tampa 1.75 hours
West Palm Beach 3.5 hours
Just want to catch a game? Check out one of our local sports bars in Tavares and nearby areas
If you can’t get enough baseball check out one of the games played by our local teams at Miracle League Field at Lake Idamere Park just across the street. Miracle League Field has a special surface that allows persons of all abilities to enjoy sports like baseball and track & field.