1611 Ninth Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205
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:
LECOM Park will become a 360-degree ballpark with the addition of a boardwalk traversing the outfield.
Concessions, restrooms and a specialty bar will be added on the boardwalk at centerfield.
New, more comfortable seats will replace the existing infield seats.
Additional seating, in the form covered outfield bleachers, will bring the ballpark’s capacity to approximately 8,500 from the current 6,500.
Permanent roofs will replace the existing, temporary shade coverings above infield seating along the first- and third-base lines.
Bullpens will be moved to the outfield where fans will be able to observe pitchers and catchers from the boardwalk.
Concession stands and restrooms in the concourse will be replaced and updated.
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
LECOM Park was built in 1923 and renovated in 1992, 2008 and 2013. The 2020 season is the Pirates 52nd Spring Training at this location.
Parking: Neighborhood parking, prices vary
Dimensions: 335 feet right and left field lines and 400 feet to center
Seating Capacity: 8,500
LECOM Park is also home of the Bradenton Marauders, the Pirates Class A Florida State League affiliate
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
1947: Miami Beach
1954: Fort Pierce
1955-68: Fort Myers (Terry Park)
1969-present: Bradenton (LECOM Park)
Pirates Spring Training Attendance
*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.
Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, (941) 729-9177 or www.bradentongulfislands.com
Other Nearby Spring Training Sites
- Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota, Home of the Baltimore Orioles
13 miles to the South
- Spectrum Field, Clearwater, Home of the Philadelphia Phillies
43 miles to the North
- Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, Home of the New York Yankees
46 miles to the North
- TD Ballpark, Dunedin, Home of the Toronto Blue Jays
50 miles to the North
- Charlotte Sports Park, Port Charlotte, Home of the Tampa Bay Rays
50 miles to the South
- Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland, Home of the Detroit Tigers
68 miles to the Northeast