Pittsburgh Pirates

LECOM Park
1611 Ninth Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205

Ticket Information:
(941) 747-3031

Attending a Pirates Game at LECOM Park

Bradenton’s LECOM Park, built in 1922, is the oldest spring training stadiums, still hosting a team, in Florida’s Grapefruit League and has been home to spring training baseball since 1923.

The ballpark’s current tenant, the Pittsburgh Pirates, have called LECOM Park home since 1969.

LECOM Park is located at 1611 Ninth Street West near bustling downtown Bradenton, home to the South Florida Museum, Manatee Players Theatre, ArtCenter Manatee and more. The ballpark sits directly east of the nationally-acclaimed Village of the Arts, a growing neighborhood of galleries and studios where artists and artisans of various types create and sell their wares.

A $10 million upgrade at LECOM Park includes:

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    LECOM Park will become a 360-degree ballpark with the addition of a boardwalk traversing the outfield.

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    Concessions, restrooms and a specialty bar will be added on the boardwalk at centerfield.

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    New, more comfortable seats will replace the existing infield seats.

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    Additional seating, in the form covered outfield bleachers, will bring the ballpark’s capacity to approximately 8,500 from the current 6,500.

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    Permanent roofs will replace the existing, temporary shade coverings above infield seating along the first- and third-base lines.

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    Bullpens will be moved to the outfield where fans will be able to observe pitchers and catchers from the boardwalk.

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    Concession stands and restrooms in the concourse will be replaced and updated.

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    Additional areas will be available in the Fan Plaza for activities behind the stands.

Ticket prices at LECOM Park have perennially been one of the lowest in the Grapefruit League. For regularly priced games, grandstand tickets can be had for $18 while “premium” box seats cost $29.

Pirates Spring Training Ticket Prices & Information

2020 Ticket Information
Infield Box (Box 1-14) and Infield Reserve: $29;
Baseline Box (Box 15-22): $25;
Grandstand & Left Field Bleachers: $18;
Standing Room: $16 (available for sold out games only)

Day of Game Pricing increases by $3

Directions to LECOM Park

Find in Google Maps

From St. Petersburg:
Go over Skyway Bridge to Exit 2 (19 South); continue on 41 South (Bradenton/Sarasota); make right turn on 17th Avenue West. McKechnie is on the right.
From Sarasota (Route 41): Take Route 41 north to 17th Avenue West; make right. McKechnie is on the left.
From Sarasota (US-301): Take US-301 north to 13th Avenue West; make left. Left onto 9th Street West. McKechnie is on the left.
From north or south on I-75: Exit 220 (220 B from north) at Route 64; go west on Route 64 to Ninth Street West; turn left. McKechnie on the left.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Florida Spring Training History

1918: Jacksonville
1947: Miami Beach
1954: Fort Pierce
1955-68: Fort Myers (Terry Park)
1969-present: Bradenton (LECOM Park)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pirates Spring Training Attendance

(2010-20)

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020*
Total Attendance 68,184 88,003 82,390 93,433 91,046 106,038 103,762 106,291 96,363 90,582 50,019
Games 14 16 15 15 12 15 15 17 16 15 10
Avg. Attendance 4,870 5,500 5,493 6,229 7,587 7,069 6.917 6,252 6,023 6,039 5,002

*The 2020 MLB Spring Training season was halted on March 12, 2020, as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic swept through the United States stopping all sporting events, at the time, and discontinued large gatherings of people.