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Living History in Bradenton’s LECOM Park

This is a big spring training at LECOM Park, with the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrating 50 seasons at the venerable ballpark.

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Darwin Brewing to Mark 50 Years of Bucs Baseball With New Brew

Bradenton has become a mecca for craft-beer drinkers, and that expertise is extending to LECOM Park this spring, as Darwin Brewing is prepping a special golden ale to mark 50 years of Pittsburgh Pirates training in the Florida city.

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Planning Ahead for St. Patrick’s Day Games

If there’s an occasion that sums up the carefree nature of spring training, it’s St. Patrick’s Day games, as March 17 matches turn into true events across the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues. Here are our favorite games scheduled for St. Patty’s Day 2018.

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Pirates to Celebrate 50 Years of Bradenton Spring Training

The Pittsburgh Pirates will mark 50 years of Bradenton spring training at LECOM Park in 2018, as team president Frank Coonelly promises the team will be there for a “long, long time.”

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2018 Spring Schedule Posted

We’ve posted the Pittsburgh Pirates 2018 spring schedule, as the team prepares for another Grapefruit League training camp at Pirate City and LECOM Park in Bradenton.

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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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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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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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Goodbye, McKechnie Field; Hello, LECOM Park

One of the great names in spring training is going away, as the Pittsburgh Pirates are selling naming rights to McKechnie Field, with the result being a new moniker of LECOM Park.

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