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Help us select the best Grapefruit League ballparks!

Spring Training 2016With games now underway, it’s time for Spring Training Online readers to select the best ballparks in the Cactus and Grapefruit leagues. Welcome to the first round of the Best of the Ballparks fan voting, as we turn attention to Florida’s Grapefruit League ballparks.

We’re combining efforts with our sister site Ballpark Digest to launch this tourney. We’ve set up the voting in brackets, tournament style. We included and ranked all 14 Grapefruit League MLB ballparks, beginning with JetBlue Park and Bright House Field on the top and Florida Auto Exchange Stadium and Space Coast Stadium on the bottom. Our ratings are based on a number of soft criteria, but it’s all centered on a simple proposition: what facility offers the best fan experience? This is, of course, all relative: honestly, the difference between the top ballparks on this ranking isn’t all that great, and you could argue a totally plausible ranking using your own criteria that differs greatly from this one.

Below you’ll find a form for submitting your votes (desktop users see the entire slate; mobile users see one poll question at a time). Only one vote from a device or PC counts; you’re welcome to vote over and over and over again, but the system filters out multiple votes from an IP address, so that effort will be for naught.

Voting in this round has ended.

Here is our ranking of Grapefruit League ballparks.

  1. JetBlue Park
  2. Bright House Field
  3. McKechnie Field
  4. Hammond Stadium
  5. Ed Smith Stadium
  6. Charlotte Sports Park
  7. Joker Marchant Stadium
  8. Champion Stadium
  9. Steinbrenner Field
  10. Roger Dean Stadium
  11. Tradition Field
  12. Osceola County Stadium
  13. Florida Auto Exchange Stadium
  14. Space Coast Stadium

Because there are 14 Grapefruit League ballparks, voting will begin with a play-in of the bottom 12 facilities.

Grapefruit League, first round

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