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Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Spring Training in Tampa Bay

(Photo is from pre-COVID times, of course.)

Florida’s 2021 Spring Training Baseball season takes its first pitch in February!

Did you know the Florida Grapefruit League has called our beautiful Sunshine State home for 130+ years? We can’t blame them! We love our Florida sunshine, too!

Florida’s 2021 Spring Training Baseball season may look a bit different with COVID precautions at some stadiums resulting in pod-type seating and reduced capacity in the stands, but the games are open to fans! Throughout the months of February and March, 15 MLB teams taking the the field across our state as they warm up for the new season and entertain local crowds.

You can view what each team is doing when it comes to COVID precautions here.

Several teams call Tampa Bay home during the season, including a hometown favorite…the New York Yankees at Steinbrenner Field on Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa!

This is a great way to introduce your child to a favorite team or spend the afternoon together as a family!

Here are some teams you can catch pitching in our area: (click here for game schedule)

Tampa: New York Yankees

Dunedin: Toronto Blue Jays

Clearwater: Philadelphia Phillies

Bradenton: Pittsburg Pirates

Sarasota: Baltimore Orioles

Port Charlotte: Tampa Bay Rays

Lakeland: Detroit Tigers

Lake Buena Vista: Atlanta Braves



Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne is an award-winning former television news journalist who spent 15+ years in newsrooms across the state of Florida including Sarasota, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and right here in Tampa Bay where she still freelances on occasion. She covered the political beat, crime beat and every day breaking news during her time in Florida newsrooms, but is now focused on sharing positive news stories and events with families in Tampa Bay. She is a proud mommy of two little boys who keep her on her toes and laughing every day. Her goal is to inspire families just like yours to get out and play and experience all that Tampa Bay and our great state of Florida have to offer! She encourages you to share your stories and upcoming events so we can spread the good news.

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