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Baseball Spring Training in Florida

As baseball fans, attending MLB Spring Training has been on our bucket list for a very long time! So we're excited to head to Florida to experience Spring Training games for the Grapefruit League!

Major League Baseball teams are divided into two distinct groups: teams in the Cactus League train in Arizona, while the Grapefruit League teams train in Florida.

Since this was our first time participating in the Spring Training tradition enjoyed by so many baseball fans watching their favorite teams over the years, we decided to start with Grapefruit League Games to see get an up close, preseason look at our favorite players and Florida teams including our own Houston Astros!

Florida Spring Training baseball spans throughout the entire State of Florida. Teams train on the Gulf Coast, Atlantic Coast and a bit inland from Tampa south to Fort Myers and West Palm.


Florida Grapefruit League teams include:

Atlanta Braves (CoolToday Park in Venice FL)

Baltimore Orioles (Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota FL)

Boston Red Sox (JetBlue Park in Fort Myers FL)

Detroit Tigers (Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland FL)

Houston Astros (Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach FL)

Miami Marlins (Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter FL)

Minnesota Twins (Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers FL)

New York Mets (Clover Park in Port St Lucie FL)

New York Yankees (George M Steinbrenner Field in Tampa FL)

Philadelphia Phillies (BayCare Ballpark in Clearwater FL)

Pittsburgh Pirates (LECOM Park in Bradenton FL)

St Louis Cardinals (Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium in Jupiter FL)

Tampa Bay Rays (Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte FL)

Toronto Blue Jays (TD Ballpark in Dunedin FL)

Washington Nationals (Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach FL)

Meeting Dusty Baker
Meeting Baseball Legend Dusty Baker!

From our basecamp in South Florida, we were just a short drive away from three spring training facilities which are home to five MLB teams. In this video, we visit

We were lucky in 2023 and got a bonus: this was a World Baseball Classic year and we saw several warmup games between international teams and MLB teams as part of Spring Training!

We had an absolute blast visiting not just the Astros Spring Training Facility to see a single baseball game, but all of the ballparks. And though we are excited for the regular season, there is something about Spring Training that is special. It's about the teams... yes. It's about the upcoming season... yes. It's about getting that first look at some of the new, up and coming, future faces of the team and returning veterans on baseball fields that you don't normally see them play on. But most of all, it's about baseball. It's about enjoying a spring day at the ballpark and welcoming back the game amongst a community of fellow baseball fans, no matter what team they root for.

We can't wait until the next game schedules are public and Spring Training starts again next year!

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Tips for Visiting Spring Training in Florida

Plan Ahead! Keep an eye out for the schedule releases for the teams you want to see. Airline tickets, RV resorts and hotels can sell out during Spring Training. This is a very popular time of the year to visit South Florida. Prices may be higher during Spring Training as well. Planning ahead can help you get some better deals and avoid surprises.

Each ballpark handles parking and concessions differently. Study the websites for the stadiums you want to visit so that you'll know what to expect.

Ticket prices may be dynamic based on ticket sales. You might get a better deal if you purchase your tickets in advance. Some stadiums also sell parking passes online.

On game day, plan to arrive early. You can beat the traffic and crowd arrivals and you might be able to go to the back fields to watch the home team warm up.

Many of the stadiums are cashless now. Be prepared to pay for everything with a credit card.

Most stadiums have strict security rules on what is allowed inside the ballpark. Save yourself some time and leave purses, bags, food and drinks at the hotel or RV.

Take the time to visit multiple stadiums while you are here. Each one is unique with its own personality and stories to tell.

Our Basecamp for This Visit

πŸ“ Motorcoach Resort St Lucie West in Port St Lucie, Florida

For More Information on Attending Spring Training in Florida

Visit the Florida Spring Training Information Website for the Grapefruit League

Spring Training Fun Facts

1st Club to Train in Florida

the 1888 Washington Nationals

1st Team to Train Away from Home

the 1869 New York Mutuals

1st Major Multi-Team Training Destination

Hot Springs, Arkansas

the Grapefruit League Began

in 1915

Shared Stadiums in the Grapefruit League

2: Marlins/Cardinals and Astros/Nationals

Most Grapefruit League Games

Are played against teams on the same coast.

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A Few Photos from Our Spring Training Experience

St Lucie Mets
Clover Park is also Home to the St Lucie Mets
Justin Verlander Pitching
Justin Verlander Pitching in Port St Lucie
Championship Sign in West Palm
Championship Sign in West Palm
Roger Dean Stadium
Security Checks at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter
Corey Julks in West Palm
We Watched Corey Julks in College and Now as a Pro!
Astros vs Venezuela Lineup
Astros vs Venezuela Lineup

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Tom and Stacie Langland
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