Spring Training
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

2021 marks the 11th  season for the Orioles at "Birdland South" in Sarasota County

February 25, 2021

Snowbirds aren’t the only ones flocking to Sarasota in February. The Baltimore Orioles kick off their 11th spring training season in Sarasota on February 27, 2021 at Ed Smith Stadium when they play their Sarasota County neighbor from North Port, The Atlanta Braves.

*Due to COVID-19, the Orioles have made several adjustments to their Spring Training experience at Ed Smith Stadium. Some changes include pod seating, digital ticketing, and restrictions on using cash and bringing bags to the ballpark. You can find more information on the team's Gameday Health + Safety page.

2021 Home Schedule

Photo: Baltimore Orioles ©2019

The Orioles have 16 home games on their 2021 Grapefruit League schedule. The final home game of the season will take place March 29 when Baltimore hosts the Tampa Bay Rays before heading to Boston to face the division rival Red Sox.

Weekends will be full of family fun with eight of the clubs 16 home games falling on either a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Most years following Sunday home games, all children between the ages of 4-14 are 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 (North Port).

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

When you Go

Fans at a Baltimore Orioles spring training game
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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.

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.

You can get tickets here.

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 2021 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

Feb. 28 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

March 2 vs. New York Yankees

March 4 vs. Boston Red Sox

March 6 vs. Detroit Tigers

March 10 vs. Toronto Blue Jays

March 12 vs. Philadelphia Phillies

March 15 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

March 17 vs. Atlanta Braves

March 20 vs. New York Yankees

March 21 vs. Minnesota Twins

March 23 vs. Tampa Bay Rays

March 25 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

March 28 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

March 29 vs. Tampa Bay Rays

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