Florida Grapefruit League

Orioles 2017 Schedule

Subject to change - All times local
02/24 1:05p.m. vs. Tigers @ Lakeland
02/25 1:05 p.m. vs. Pirates @ Bradenton
02/26 1:05 p.m. vs. PIRATES @ HOME
02/27 1:05 p.m. vs. YANKEES @ HOME
02/28 1:05 p.m. vs. Phillies @ Clearwater
03/01 1:05 p.m. vs. RED SOX @ HOME
03/02 7:05 p.m. vs. TWINS @ HOME
03/02 1:05 p.m. vs. Yankees @ Tampa
03/03 1:05 p.m. vs. Pirates @ Bradenton
03/04 1:05 p.m. vs. Rays @ Port Charlotte
03/05 1:05 p.m. vs. PHILLIES @ HOME
03/06 1:05 p.m. vs. Tigers @ Lakeland
03/07 1:05 p.m. vs. DOMINICAN REP. @ HOME
03/08 1:05 p.m. vs. BLUE JAYS @ HOME
03/09 OFF DAY
03/10 6:05 p.m. vs. Red Sox @ Fort Myers
03/11 1:05 p.m. vs. PIRATES @ HOME
03/12 7:05 p.m. vs.  Twins @ Fort Myers
03/13 1:05 p.m. vs. PHILLIES @ HOME
03/14 1:05 p.m. vs. RAYS @ HOME
03/15 6:05 p.m. 
vs. Pirates @ Bradenton
03/16 6:05 p.m. vs. PHILLIES @ HOME
03/17 1:05 p.m. vs. Pirates @ Bradenton
03/18 1:05 p.m. vs. Yankees @ Tampa
03/19 1:05 p.m. vs. TIGERS @ HOME
03/20 1:05 p.m. vs. Red Sox @ Fort Myers
03/21 1:05 p.m. vs. BLUE JAYS @ HOME
03/22 6:05 p.m. vs. RAYS  HOME
03/23 OFF DAY
03/24 TBA vs. Twins @ Fort Myers
03/25 6:05 p.m. vs. TWINS @ HOME
03/26 TBA vs. Blue Jays @ Dunedin
03/27 1:05 p.m. vs. RED SOX @ HOME
03/28 TBA vs. Braves @ Disney
03/29 TBA vs. Rays @ Port Charlotte
03/30 1:05 p.m. vs. TIGERS @ HOME

 



 



Baltimore Orioles - Sarasota
2016 Post-Season Wild Card Team

PHOTO: Ed Smith Stadium




Ed Smith Stadium
2700 12th Street
Sarasota, FL 34237
Ticket Information:
(941) 893-6300

Official Baltimore Orioles Web Site

Attending a Orioles Game at Ed Smith Stadium

The 53-acre site houses the stadium and the surrounding spring-training complex with four-and-a-half practice fields and 35,000 square feet of clubhouses and office space. It maintains a national reputation as a premier baseball facility and continues to be the mecca of baseball activity in the this area.

A $31.2 million renovation of Ed Smith Stadium between the 2010 and 2011 Spring Training seasons offers fans a classic ballpark feel while paying homage to Sarasota's architectural history. One of the defining features is an entrance way behind home plate allowing fans walking into the stadium to immediately get a glimpse of the whole field.

Ballpark walls were extended toward the street, giving the facility an indoor concourse and a second-floor facade features additional concessions and bathrooms. The new structure also has a roof extension and a wrap-around apron to address frequent complaints that the stadium doesn't have enough shaded areas. Other changes include the installation of 7,100 seats recycled from Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Sarasota has a long history of spring training baseball dating back to the 1920's and Calvin Nathaniel Payne. John McGraw's New York Giants held spring training at Payne Park from 1924 through 1927 at the persuasion of one of his good friends John Ringling. After the Giants left in 1927, the Boston Red Sox called Payne Park their spring training home from 1933 until 1958 and were followed by the Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds.

Photo Gallery

Orioles Spring Training Ticket Prices & Information

2017 Ticket Prices
Third Base Lounge:
Value $30, Classic $33, Prime $36; Premium Infield Box: Value $28, Classic $31, Prime $34; Infield Box: Value $24, Classic $27, Prime $30; Lower Box: Value $22, Classic $25, Prime $28; Reserved Grandstand: Value $18, Classic $21, Prime $24; Left Field Pavilion: Value $16, Classic $19, Prime $22; Standing Room Only: Value $8, Classic $11, Prime $14

Fans interested in Season Plans, or those wishing to receive additional Spring Training ticket information, may call the Orioles Spring Training office in Sarasota at 941-893-6300. Fans interested in additional information on suite rentals or pre-game party facilities should call 941-893-6317. Additional information on Orioles spring training is available at www.orioles.com/spring.

Stadium Information

The 2017 season will mark the Orioles seventh Spring Training at Ed Smith Stadium. The stadium was built in 1989 and was renovated prior to the 2011 season.

Parking: $10
Dimensions: 333 feet, left field line and 339 feet, right field line, 400 feet to centerfield.
Seating Capacity: 7,500

Click here for a Ed Smith Stadium Seating Diagram
 

Directions to Ed Smith Stadium

Find in Google Maps

South on I-75: Exit 213 (University Parkway West); Follow signs to Tuttle Avenue. Left on Tuttle Avenue to 12th Street. Right onto 12th Street.

North on I-75: Exit 210 (Fruitville Road West); Fruitville Road to Tuttle Avenue. Right on Tuttle Avenue to 12th Street. Left on 12th Street.

From Bradenton: 41 South to University Parkway. Left on University Parkway to Tuttle Avenue. Right on Tuttle Avenue to 12th Street. Right on 12th Street.

Traffic and Road Construction Information from the Florida Department of Transportation
Learn about important traffic and roadway conditions by visiting www.FL511.com. This service reports travel times, road construction, lane closures and more on major Florida roadways.

Baltimore Orioles Spring Training History

(St. Louis Browns 1902-53)
1914 St. Petersburg (Coffee Pot Bayou Park)
1925-27 Tarpon Springs
1928-36 West Palm Beach
1942 Deland
1947 Miami
1955 Daytona Beach (City Island Ball Park)
1959-88 Miami (Bobby Maduro Stadium)
1989-90 Miami, Sarasota (Ed Smith Stadium)
1991 Sarasota (Ed Smith Stadium)
1992-95 St. Petersburg (Al Lang Field)
1996-2009 Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale Stadium)
2010-17 Sarasota (Ed Smith Stadium)

Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Attendance (2006-16)

  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total Attendance 80,219 77,090 74,373 73,415 102,219 115,506 106,398 120,455 89,448 112,238 119,029
Number of Games 14 14 14 16 15 16 15 17 12 15 16
Average Attendance 5,730 5,506 5,312 4,588 6,815 7,219 7,093 7,086 7,454 7,483 7,439

Area Information

Visit Sarasota County (800) 800-3906 or www.visitsarasota.org

Other nearby Spring Training sites
LECOM Park, Bradenton, Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates - 13 miles to the North
Charlotte Sports Park, Port Charlotte, Home of the Tampa Bay Rays - 39 miles to the South
Spectrum Field, Clearwater, Home of the Philadelphia Phillies - 54 miles to the North
Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, Home of the New York Yankees, 57 miles to the North
Dunedin Stadium, Dunedin, Home of the Toronto Blue Jays, 61 miles to the North
Jet Blue Park, Fort Myers, Home of the Boston Red Sox - 76 miles to the South