Spring Training in Florida runs from mid-February until the last day in March.
The Sarasota / Bradenton area has two teams with full spring training facilities - the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Reds / Pirates
Other teams that are more than 1 hour from Sarasota/Bradenton:
Twins - Fort Myers - (941) 768-4279
Red Sox - Fort Myers - (877) RED SOXX
Indians - Winter Haven - 1-866-48-TRIBE
Tigers - Lakeland - (686) 688-8075
Braves - Orlando - (407) 939-1500
Astros - Kissimee - (407) 933-2520
Orioles - Ft. Lauderdale - (800) 236-8908
Mets - Port St. Lucie - (772) 871-2115
Cardinals - Jupiter - (561) 775-1818
Marlins - Viera - (321) 633-9200
Expos - Jupiter - (561) 775-1818
Dodgers - Vero Beach - (561) 569-6858
Sarasota / Bradenton Area
Ed Smith Stadium
2700 12th Street
Sarasota, FL 34237
Tickets on sale at the Box Office
Monday - Friday 10 AM - 4 PM.
Saturday 10 AM - 2 PM.
Seating Capacity 7,500
Directions: Ed Smith Stadium is located at the intersection of 12th St. and Tuttle.
From I-75 exit at University Parkway (exit 213) - west on University to Tuttle - then left onto Tuttle to 12th St.
Or from I-75 exit at Fruitville Rd (exit 210) - west on Fruitville to Tuttle - then right on to Tuttle to 12th St.
Practices held 9AM daily at Ed Smith Complex until Exhibition Games begin.
Ed Smith Stadium opened in 1989 in time for the Chicago White Sox' spring training, replacing old Payne Park. This 53-acre site maintains a national reputation as a premier baseball facility in the State of Florida and continues to be the mecca of baseball activity in the area.
Now the Spring training home of the Cincinnati Reds since 1998 local residents and visitors from across the country and Canada have a chance to catch the action of their favorite teams and players in the relaxed atmosphere of beautiful Sarasota.
The Florida State League Franchise of the Boston Red Sox fills the stadium with family entertainment throughout the summer with the Sarasota Red Sox' 70 home games. Year-round residents continue to enjoy the economical entertainment offered by this Class A professional baseball club.
Ed Smith Stadium Seating Chart