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Ed Smith Stadium

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Address: 2700 12th Street, Sarasota, FL 34237
Phone Number: (941) 954-4101
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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One of the very best small ballparks in America

I have been in dozens of small spring trying and minor league ball parks across America and they don't get much better than Ed Smith Stadium. The field is beautifully maintained... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews 86 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been in dozens of small spring trying and minor league ball parks across America and they don't get much better than Ed Smith Stadium. The field is beautifully maintained. The seats are comfortable. The service facilities like restrooms, food vendors, and access are great. We return year after year because of this great fan friendly facility.

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Sarasota, FL
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This recently renovated stadium is just about as good as it gets for baseball fans. Large craft beer selection, decent food, good parking, and great seats. The only thing missing is the Cubs! And, a minor league team.

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Sarasota, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

nice renovated ballpark...watch your seats cause there might be bird poop in them...too bad they can't figure out how to have concerts there

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is the last place I'd recommend visit in the world literally go to Antarctica before you go here , rude employees accepts a couple groundskeepers , from the looks and sounds of things they basically utilize slave labor , overpriced , cheap employees , all around a horrible place

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Longboat Key, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Ever since Sarasota rebuilt Ed Smith Stadium, this is an experience not to be missed for visitors or locals. The new park feels like an old style major league park but with a very intimate seating arrangement. There are no bad seats in the stadium and you're so close to the action you can hear the coaches calling out instructions... More 

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Sarasota, FL
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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This compact stadium is much nicer since the update. Even the food seems better. Good sight lines from just about every seat. Rest rooms are cleaner. This is the place to watch your favorite teams play baseball during spring training. Fun for all. Get there early if you have youngsters as the players will sign autographs during the practice.

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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119 reviews 119 reviews
12 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

All the modern amenities. Great food and beverage selections. For an interesting perspective try the outfield seating. A real party spot with room to spread out. Not a bad seat in the house.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

While spring training games are fun , I especially enjoy watching the Orioles work out during the early days of camp. The complex has four excellent practice fields which can all be viewed from one central location.Anyone who really enjoys the mechanics of baseball would like to visit during these sessions, which are free to the public.

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

WOW, this is a great park, we see several games at Ed Smith each year. Can't wait for March and spring training to return.

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Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Fun if you like baseball. Sit on the West side so you don't roast in the sun. Typically OVERPRICED sports venue food and drink. I recommend that you avoid the food and beer, go to Libbeys after the game.

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