New York Mets spring training will remain in St. Lucie County (FL) for the next 25 years after the County Commission Tuesday approved a $57 million renovation of First Data Field. Read more here.
Tag Archives: Grapefruit League
MLB.com has posted a guide to the Grapefruit League ballparks. If you have never been to spring training, we highly recommend a trip to Florida and/or Arizona, particularly if you are suffering in the winter months up north. The weather is usually perfect, the beer is cold, and the laid back atmosphere will give you that relaxing baseball peace of mind. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – The Pittsburgh Pirates set new records for average attendance and single game attendance during the 2014 Grapefruit League season. The Pirates drew 91,046 people to 12 Spring Training home games at historic McKechnie Field. Continue reading
McKechnie Field, the summer home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and regular-season home of the Single-A Bradenton Marauders (Florida State League), has undergone a $10 million renovation, and the spend appears to be paying off. Attendance is up four percent over last year, and a record 8,541 turned out for a St. Patrick’s Day game Sunday between the Pirates and Continue reading
As the Minnesota Twins continue negotiations with Lee County (FL) for substantial upgrades to Hammond Stadium and control of the spring-training facility’s naming rights, Sabina Bhasin from NaplesNews.com takes a look at ballpark naming-rights deals in the Grapefruit League. Read more here.
MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill takes a look at the Grapefruit League and the impact on the Single-A Florida State teams operating out of Spring Training ballparks. Read more here.
If you are going to visit JetBlue Park, the new Spring Training home of the Boston Red Sox, bring plenty of cash (or plastic) for tickets, food, drinks, merchandise, and parking. That said, we wouldn’t expect much less on the cost front from any other stadium in the Grapefruit League. Read more here.