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Atlanta Braves

Final Approval Today for Sarasota County Atlanta Braves Spring Training

It’s now a done deal: today the North Port Commission approved their part of the plan for a move of Atlanta Braves spring training operations to a new Sarasota County complex, a move envisioned for 2019.

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Atlanta Braves

State Grant for Atlanta Braves Spring Training Complex Approved

A state grant worth $20 million for an Atlanta Braves spring training complex in North Port has been conditionally approved. 

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Toronto Blue Jays

Funding for Blue Jays Spring Training Renovations Still in the Works

A proposal to use Pinellas County hotel taxes for Toronto Blue Jays spring training renovations is still in the works, as the team and public officials are still negotiating the terms of the deal.

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Atlanta Braves

Funding for New Atlanta Braves Spring Complex Close to Done

Funding for a new Atlanta Braves spring complex is close to completion, as the team and Sarasota County officials await word on a $20 million state grant to close the financial circle.

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Pittsburgh Pirates

Best of the Ballparks, Grapefruit League: LECOM Park

In the end, the vote wasn’t close when readers of Spring Training Online were asked to select their favorite Grapefruit League venue. Capturing at least 65 percent over three rounds of voting, LECOM Park was chosen as the Best of the Ballparks fan favorite for the second straight year.

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Spring Training 2017

Best of the Ballparks, Grapefruit League Finals

We’re down to the finals in our annual Best of the Ballparks competition in the Grapefruit League, where fans selected LECOM Park and Hammond Stadium to compete for the championship. So go vote!

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Spring Training 2017

Best of the Ballparks, Grapefruit League Final Four

We’re down to the Final Four in our annual Best of the Ballparks competition in the Grapefruit League, where fans selected LECOM Park, Joker Marchant Stadium, Hammond Stadium and JetBlue Park to move on.

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Spring Training 2017

Best of the Ballparks, Grapefruit League Round Two

It’s bracketology time at Spring Training Online, as we ask you to choose your favorite Grapefruit League ballpark in the Best of the Ballparks competition, with the selections down to a final eight.

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Spring Training 2017

Making St. Patrick’s Day Plans With Baseball and Hoops

For many fans, the convergence of spring training, March Madness and St. Patrick’s Day is a blessed event, a great excuse to spend the day emerged in baseball, basketball, beer and sunshine. Here are our tips for combining spring training and March Madness.

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New York Mets

Nothing Says Spring Training Like Port St. Lucie and the Mets

There is something very reassuring about a Mets spring training game at First Data Field. With a throwback Florida location and a relaxed atmosphere, there is much to like about a Port St. Lucie spring-training run.

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