The Baltimore Orioles will swing into action this spring for the fourth training season at their renovated Florida home — Ed Smith Stadium in beautiful Sarasota. The Orioles came from Fort Lauderdale Stadium where they spent 14 spring training seasons. Interestingly, they spent one spring at Ed Smith Stadium in 1991.
Ed Smith Stadium opened in 1989 and has a seating capacity of 7,500. The stadium is the centerpiece of a 53-acre City of Sarasota Sports Complex that has previously been the spring training home of the Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds. It has been reported that the Baltimore Orioles signed a 30-year lease with the city of Sarasota; and, in return, the facility would be renovated after the 2010 season.
Single-game tickets for the Orioles' home spring training games are available online and there is even a "print-at-home" option so you no longer have to wait in that will-call line.
Baltimore Orioles 2014 Home Spring Training Schedule
|Saturday, March 1||Toronto Blue Jays||1:05 p.m.|
|Monday, March 3||Minnesota Twins||1:05 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 6||Tampa Bay Rays||1:05 p.m.|
|Friday March 7||Philadelphia Phillies||1:05 p.m.|
|Saturday, March 8||Boston Red Sox||1:05 p.m.|
|Sunday, March 9||Pittsburgh Pirates||1:05 p.m.|
|Tuesday, March 11||Boston Red Sox||1:05 p.m.|
|Wednesday, March 12||Philadelphia Phillies||1:05 p.m.|
|Saturday, March 15||New York Yankees||1:05 p.m.|
|Monday, March 17||Minnesota Twins||7:05 p.m.|
|Wednesday, March 19||Tampa Bay Rays||1:05 p.m.|
|Friday, March 21||Atlanta Bravess||1:05 p.m.|
|Sunday, March 23||Pittsburgh Pirates||1:05 p.m.|
|Monday, March 24||Boston Red Sox||1:05 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 27||Tampa Bay Rays||7:05 p.m.|