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Baltimore Orioles Spring Training at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota Florida

2018 Baltimore Orioles Spring Training in Sarasota Florida
2018 Baltimore Orioles Spring Training in Sarasota Florida

Get Ready for the Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Season

2020 marks the 10th anniversary season for the Orioles at "Birdland South" in Sarasota County

December 2, 2019

Snowbirds aren’t the only feathered friends who make their way to Sarasota at this time of year. The Baltimore Orioles kick off their 10th spring training season in Sarasota on February 22, 2020 when they hit the road for CoolToday Park to play their new Sarasota County neighbor, The Atlanta Braves.  The O's return to Ed Smith Stadium the next day for a home opener against the Boston Red Sox on February 23.

2020 Home Schedule

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The Orioles have 17 home games on their 2020 Grapefruit League schedule. The final home game of the season will take place March 23 when Baltimore hosts the New York Mets before returning home to Camden Yards to start the season against the New York Yankees. 

Weekends will be full of family fun with eight of the club’s 16 home games falling on either a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Following Sunday home games, all children between the ages of 4-14 will be able to participate in a postgame Kids Run the Bases.

Can't make a game at Ed Smith Stadium? You'll have four more chances to see Baltimore play just a short drive from downtown Sarasota in their two road matchups against the Pittsburgh Pirates (Bradenton) and Atlanta Braves (Venice).

More than 1 million fans have cheered on the Birds at Ed Smith Stadium since the team moved to Sarasota. (Sarasota County’s got plenty to cheer about as well, since the team generates about $89 million in economic impact each year.)

Free Access

Pitchers and catchers make their way to Sarasota in mid-February, with the rest of the team following a few days later. Fans can watch players work out on the back fields at the complex from about 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. There is no charge to attend, and parking in the East Lot is free.

When you Go

Fans at a Baltimore Orioles spring training game
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Get your tickets by heading to orioles.com/spring. If you’re looking for shade, focus on sections 203 to 211 (rows 8 and above) along the first base side or sections 215 to 223 (rows 10 and above) on the third base side. Another option is the Third Base Lounge, located on the stadium’s second level. Fans who choose to sit there get a great view of the action on the field and have access to both a climate-controlled bar and outdoor seating. Tickets for the Third Base Lounge start as low as $30. Parking is available for $10 in several lots at and surrounding the stadium complex.

Arrive early, because players and coaches often sign autographs from the time the gates open until 45 minutes before game time. While you’re waiting for the first pitch, you can shop for team gear at the Orioles Official Team Store, located just inside the home plate entrance of the park, and try to snap a photo with the Oriole Bird, who’s been the team’s mascot since 1979.

Grab a Meal at the Ballpark

fans at a baltimore orioles spring training game
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Feeling hungry for a ballpark snack? The Orioles Fit Grill on the upper level concourse features a variety of healthy options. It was established to support the Orioles Health and Fitness Challenge in Sarasota County’s middle schools.

Or head to Café 54 inside the home plate entrance to the ballpark. Sandwiches, wraps, and other items are on the menu there, which can be enjoyed at your seat or in a climate-controlled setting if you need a break from the Florida sun. The café is named in honor of the year (1954) Major League Baseball returned to Baltimore.

Baltimore Orioles 2020 Spring Training Home Schedule

(opponents, dates, and game times subject to change)

Exterior view of Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida
Photo: Baltimore Orioles ©2019

February 23 vs. Boston Red Sox

February 25 vs. Tampa Bay Rays (split squad)

February 26 vs. Atlanta Braves

February 27 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

February 29 vs. Miami Marlins

March 2 vs. Tampa Bay Rays

March 5 vs. Minnesota Twins

March 8 vs. New York Yankees

March 10 vs. Atlanta Braves (split squad)

March 13 vs. Toronto Blue Jays

March 14 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (split squad)

March 16 vs. Philadelphia Phillies

March 17 vs. Washington Nationals (split squad)

March 20 vs. Boston Red Sox (split squad)

March 21 vs. Minnesota Twins (split squad)

March 22 vs. Philadelphia Phillies

March 23 vs. New York Mets

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