Phillies Spring Training is in Full Swing on Florida's Gulf Coast
Posted On Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Hey sports fans, this one's for you! Florida's Gulf Coast has a reputation for gorgeous beaches, but that's just the beginning of what this area has to offer. If you have a few sports lovers in your midst, they'll feel right at home. Spring time means Spring Training for the Philadelphia Phillies at Clearwater's own Bright House Field. That's right, it's all about baseball this time of year. Spring training games are scheduled through April 2, so you still have time catch a game. It's your chance to see your favorite baseball players and snag an autograph.
Photo Credit: Philadelphia Phillies Facebook Page
Phillies Spring Training InsiderDid you know that the Phillies play 32 spring training games this year (17 are home and 15 are away)? They do! In fact, they only have two days off during the entire spring training season—March 2 and March 18. The Philadelphia Phillies have held their spring training in Clearwater since 1948. They're quickly approaching 70 years of spring training tradition in the Sunshine State—and from what we have heard, they have loved every minute of their time here.
The spring training season wraps up on April 2 with the Philadelphia Phillies taking on the Tampa Bay Rays. You should definitely get tickets for this one! It's paired with a Centennial Celebration for the City of Clearwater (the city turns 100 this year), so it's guaranteed to be a day full of entertainment and family fun. Click here for tickets.
Home Games at Bright House Field in ClearwaterBright House Field offers the ideal venue with its classic Floridian style and architecture, 360-degree concourse, 7300 capacity fixed seating plus an additional 1500 grass berm seating option, and a state-of-the-art video scoreboard. It wouldn't be Florida without a Tiki Hut pavilion—where else but out in left field. (Yes, that pun was intended.)
Oh, let's not forget to mention the fabulous food. That's part of the experience too, you know. Forget about buying some peanuts and Crackerjacks, how about some soft, salty and satisfying Philly pretzels? Two other South Philly favorites have made their way down to Bright House Field from Citizens Bank Park (the home of the Phillies): Pork Sandwiches from Tony Luke's and Bull's BBQ. Yes, please!
Want a glimpse into what you can expect at Bright House Field during spring training with the Phillies this year? Check out this video clip! (Food porn included.)
Phillies Spring Training ScheduleAt the writing of this blog, here are the remaining games for the 2015 season. We highly encourage you to gather up your friends and family and get your tickets for a fun day out.
|Mar 17||Tuesday||Rays at Phillies||1:05||Bright House Field||Clearwater||Tickets|
|Mar 19||Thursday||Phillies at Yankees||7:05||Steinbrenner Field||Tampa||Tickets|
|Mar 20||Friday||Phillies at Pirates||1:05||McKechnie Field||Bradenton||Tickets|
|Mar 21||Saturday||Blue Jays at Phillies||1:05||Bright House Field||Clearwater||Tickets|
|Mar 22||Sunday||Phillies at Red Sox||1:05||JetBlue Park||Fort Myers||Tickets|
|Mar 23||Monday||Twins at Phillies||1:05||Bright House Field||Clearwater||Tickets|
|Mar 24||Tuesday||Phillies at Braves||1:05||Champion Stadium||Orlando||Tickets|
|Mar 25||Wednesday||Astros at Phillies||1:05||Bright House Field||Clearwater||Tickets|
|Mar 26||Thursday||Phillies at Blue Jays||1:07||FL Auto Exchange Stadium||Dunedin||Tickets|
|Mar 27||Friday||Yankees at Phillies||1:05||Bright House Field||Clearwater||Tickets|
|Mar 28||Saturday||Phillies at Twins||1:05||Hammond Stadium||Fort Myers||Tickets|
|Mar 29||Sunday||Tigers at Phillies||1:05||Bright House Field||Clearwater||Tickets|
|Mar 30||Monday||Phillies at Pirates||1:05||McKechnie Field||Bradenton||Tickets|
|Mar 31||Tuesday||Phillies at Blue Jays||1:07||FL Auto Exchange Stadium||Dunedin||Tickets|
|Apr 1||Wednesday||Braves at Phillies||1:05||Bright House Field||Clearwater||Tickets|
|Apr 2||Thursday||Rays at Phillies||1:05||Bright House Field||Clearwater||Tickets|
Do you have tickets to a Phillies spring training game? If so, which one?
One final note, don't forget that Indian Rocks Beach hosts its annual Greenfest this Saturday, March 21 from 10am to 5pm at 24th Avenue and 1st Street. Interested in learning more about this favorite Gulf beach event? Click here!