Ed Smith Stadium311 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 2700 12th Street, Sarasota, FL 34237, United States, 34237
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9419544101
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Stadium, Family And Kids, Sports And Recreation, Baseball, Stadiums And Arenas
This is a baseball field that serves as the home ground of the Baltimore Orioles Team. This was built in place of the Payne Park that was a place to train Minor League Baseball.
This stadium was earlier the spring home of the Chicago White Sox along with the Orioles. Later when the renovation replaced the Plant City Stadium, this became home to the Red Cincinnati team who were trained along with the former Baltimore Orioles. After this there was faced a lack of facilities and thus no major game was played here for almost 2 years.
After this, efforts were taken to get a complete renovation done and that year quite a few games were organized here and also some high school and college matches. After this the main event was when President Barrack Obama gave his 1st Presidential speech over here. Now, this stadium has all the modern facilities and arrangements that make it a standard field.
Ed Smith Stadium Travel Tips
- It is expected that you will not throw any kind of waste in the stadium premises.
- You are to maintain discipline in here.
How to Reach Ed Smith Stadium
- The nearest airport is the Bradenton Airport.
- Old Packinghouse Cafe
- Bob Evans
- Cattlemen Cafe & Grill
- Cock and Bull
- Pizza SRQ
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65.06% of people who visit Sarasota include Ed Smith Stadium in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
53.13% of people start their Ed Smith Stadium visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Ed Smith Stadium
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ed Smith Stadium
Ed Smith Stadium Reviews & Ratings
Always a fun day here. Yes. It can be a bit warm, it is FL during summer; an outdoor stadium! 😉
Somewhat pricey, at least during the Orioles spring training. Ticket prices for spring training are somewhat standard ( after all there is no such thing as monopolies in baseball), this is a nice fairly modern stadium. I was told that the Yankees used to be there. Good food choices, parking is easily available. I hope the place is cheaper when the minor league team is playing there ( we paid $30 for box seats for spring training), but how much less expensive, I couldn't tell you.
What's more fun than Spring training. Great park, friendly staff & never a bad seat. Food prices are too high but you can bring in some sealed food items & beverages. Check first!
Beautiful stadium. Parking nearby, short walk to stadium $15. Beer and food seem overpriced for a Spring Training stadium. Staff were all very helpful and extremely friendly. Seats for games somewhat pricey, but all seemed like great views. Their Spring Training open house was terrific!
A nice and well-kept stadium. This was our first-time visiting Ed Smith Stadium for a preseason baseball game. Clean, well-lit, and not too bad temperature wise either. I’ve been to a fair number of stadiums (both professional and minor) and would say this certainly is a nice stadium. If you can make it work, I would recommend a night, or late evening game as the sun will be setting and most of the seats will be in the shade. Another thing to consider is that parking can be tricky, and the security lines can get long. If you have trouble walking/standing (or similar a medical condition), they do have a separate line for you and your family so that you don’t have to wait any longer than you should – a nice touch. The only thing I wished different was for more guidance with finding our seats. Our seats were up a large flight of stairs, and we had someone in our group that should have used an elevator, but didn’t, because we thought the stairs were the only way to our seats. Luckily, we did catch an elevator down after the game. More signage or direction would have been nice, even if it was listed on the tickets.