I was driving along State Road 776 in Port Charlotte when I saw a baseball stadium. It was the afternoon and I realized that there was a Spring Training baseball game being played. I love baseball so I turned into the parking lot, parked and walked up to the box office. Luckily there were still tickets available. I purchased 2 tickets and we walked into the stadium. They were 1 inning into the start and the game was the NY Yankees versus the home team Tampa Bay Rays. We watched many of the stars from both teams as they played the game out. After a couple of innings we took a walk around the field.
In the Left Center field area there was a great bar where they served beer and wine and next to it the best philly cheese steak stand. We ordered 2 cheese steaks and a couple of beers and watched the rest of the game from that area. Towards the end of the game we walked around the rest of the field. In Left field they have a grass seating area where there were a lot of kids who were able to run around and play some catch with their parents. They were having a great time.
Everyone went home happy as the Rays won the game. I found out that after the Rays go back to the regular season in Tampa there is a single A team called the Stone Crabs that play from April through August.
As Florida is the home to many major league baseball teams during March and minor league teams during the summer, I found a list of both major and minor league teams within an hour drive of Englewood.
Blog by John A, Englewood, FL
|MAJOR LEAGUE SPRING TRAINING BASEBALL INFO|
|TAMPA BAY RAYS||PORT CHARLOTTE, FL. SPORTS PARK||941 206 – 4487|
|N Y YANKEES||TAMPA, FL – LEGENDS FIELD||813 879 – 2244|
|BOSTON RED SOX||FT. MYERS, FL – CITY OF PALMS PARK||239 334 – 4700|
|MINNESOTA TWINS||FT. MYERS, FL – HAMMOND STADIUM||239 768 – 4212|
|BALTIMORE ORIOLES||SARASOTA, FL – ED SMITH STADIUM||941 954 – 4101|
|PITTSBURGH PIRATES||BRADENTON, FL – Mc KECHNIE PARK||941 748 – 4610|
|MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL INFO|
|TAMPA BAY RAYS||ST. PETERSBURG, FL – TROPICANA FIELD||888 326 –7297|
|MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL INFO|
|CHARLOTTE STONE CRABS||PORT CHARLOTTE, FL. SPORTS PARK||941 206 – 4487|
|FT. MYERS MIRACLE||FT. MYERS, FL – HAMMOND STADIUM||239 768 – 4212|
|TAMPA YANKEES||TAMPA, FL.- STEINBRENNER FIELD||813 875-7753|