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Spring Training at Bright House Field
Type: Pro Sports Teams, Spectator Sports
Each balmy March, join baseball fans and watch your favorite Major League team launch their pre-season practice series and exhibition games at Bright House Field in Clearwater. It's the newest venue... Read More
Each balmy March, join baseball fans and watch your favorite Major League team launch their pre-season practice series and exhibition games at Bright House Field in Clearwater. It's the newest venue on the Grapefruit League circuit. The St. Pete/Clearwater area has been hosting Spring Training since 1914 and the Philadelphia Phillies have been coming to Clearwater since 1948. Not a Phillies fan? They aren't the only team that calls this area home. The Toronto Blue Jays have opened spring training camp in Dunedin since the team's inception in 1977. Kick back, relax and enjoy the picture-perfect springtime weather as you watch the big-leaguers go to work. Offering more than 7,000 fixed seats, and 1500 more seats in the grass berm area, Bright House Field has a 360-degree open concourse. There's also group picnic areas, party suites, a children's play area and the Tiki Pavilion offers cold drinks. A food court behind home plate series authentic Phillie cheesesteaks. In addition to being the spring home of the Phillies, Bright House Field also hosts home games of the organization's Florida State League team, the Clearwater Threshers, and the BIG EAST Baseball Championship.