February is upon us and that means baseball spring training camps are opening up once again. Pitchers and catchers report February 14, 2018 (for the 2nd year in a row, sorry baseball wives & girlfriends) and the full squads will follow a few days later. The Tampa Bay area is rife with camps representing both American League and National League teams. We’ve compiled a list of training camps that are within an hour’s drive. Tickets are still available for training sessions and games and make for a great day with friends or your family.
Baltimore Orioles – Ed Smith Stadium | 2700 12th Street Sarasota, FL | Spring Training website
Detriot Tigers – Joker Merchant Stadium | 2125 North Lake Avenue Lakeland, FL | Spring Training website
New York Yankees – George Steinbrenner Stadium | One Steinbrenner Drive Tampa, FL | Spring Training website
Philadelphia Phillies – Bright House Field | 601 N. Old Coachman Road Clearwater, FL | Spring Training website
Pittsburgh Pirates – McKenchie Field | 1611 Ninth Street West Bradenton, FL | Spring Training website (This year marks 50 years of spring training in Bradenton.)
Toronto Blue Jays – Florida Auto Exchange Stadium | 373 Douglas Avenue Dunedin, FL | Spring Training website
Our own Tampa Bay Rays train further south in Port Charlotte about an hour and a half away, but we couldn’t keep them off the list!
Tampa Bay Rays – Charlotte Sports Park | 2300 El Jobean Road Port Charlotte, FL | Spring Training website
You can find the full training and exhibition schedule for all of your favorite teams here: Spring Training & Exhibition Games Schedule.
Will you be cheering on any of the teams listed above?
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published February 2015. It has since been updated with current information and edited for clarity and cohesiveness.