The Baltimore Orioles out of the American League East have their annual spring training in Sarasota, Florida. Each year second half of February, the coaches and players meet in Florida to begin workouts. Early in March, the Orioles begin to play games against other Grapefruit League teams in Florida. Although these games don’t count towards either of the team’s regular season record, they are invaluable in helping the players prepare for the upcoming season. Spring training is also helpful for the coaches, allowing them to evaluate prospects and experiment with different strategic tactics. Even though the games don’t count, many fans come to spring training every year to get a sneak peek of their favorite team while taking a vacation in the warm Florida climate. Score with TicketCity – the place to go for Baltimore Orioles spring training tickets.
Baltimore Orioles Spring Training in the Grapefruit League
The Grapefruit League consists of all of the MLB teams that play their spring training games in the State of Florida. The Grapefruit League includes teams from both the American and National Leagues and gives fans the opportunity to see their teams play against teams from the opposite league on a regular basis. The Grapefruit League runs from early March through the first week in April.
Baltimore Orioles Spring Training at Ed Smith Stadium Address: 2700 12th Street (12th Street and Tuttle Avenue), Sarasota, FL 34237
By spring training venue standards, Ed Smith Stadium is very old, opening in 1989. The stadium has hosted several other teams over the years, including the Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds. The Orioles began playing their spring training games at Ed Smith Stadium in 2010 and are the only tenant there currently. In 2011, the stadium was renovated to be more similar to Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Event Guide
How long are Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Games?
Baltimore Orioles spring training games are a full 9 innings and will give fans the experience of a full baseball game.
What Baltimore Orioles players will I see in Spring Training?
Spring Training is a mixture of everyday starters on Baltimore Orioles roster, and players in the Orioles minor league teams. Spring training is often an opportunity to see the up and coming stars from every club, gaining the experience that they need to make the final push toward the majors.
When are 2016 Baltimore Orioles spring training?
The Orioles will compete in the Grapefruit League from early March until early April