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What Is The Grapefruit League?

When I first heard the term “Grapefruit League” I somehow imagined small teams from all over Florida comprised of locals, farmers, and migrant workers. It turns out this isn’t quite the case! I started my research checking out spring training ticket prices for the Houston Astros. I have no idea why, but they have always been my favorite team as a kid. I think I liked their logo or something when I was a kid. Anyway, I know that Florida hosts a number of major league baseball teams here for spring training and wanted to find out more about tickets, locations, and pricing.

Enter the grapefruit league! This rather clever name actually comprise 15 total MBL teams that play in February through the end of March. Their site floridagrapefruitleague.com, has information on all stadiums and teams throughout Florida, complete with online ticket sales, directions to stadiums, and complete schedules!

Ticket Values

While checking out the tickets, I found value pricing starting at $10 each and heading upwards of $40 depending on the seats you want. Realizing that if you have a family of 4, this can still rack up quickly, you need to compare to actual MLB tickets. During baseball spring training events, you get to see the future upcoming stars and current stars of major league baseball without the major league price! I’ll admit that this is no substitute for the actual real stadiums and experiences, but for those on a budget it’s big time fun and excitement!

It’s easy to get lost in the websites for the venues and teams through the MLB site, so I would recommend actually go through the floridagrapefruitleague.com site for ticket purchases.

Individual Team Locations 

(Info Courtesy of Florida Sports)

alt Atlanta BravesESPN Wide World of Sports
FIND IN GOOGLE MAPS
Walt Disney World Resort
Kissimmee, FL 34747
(407) 939-GAME

alt Baltimore Orioles   Ed Smith Stadium   
FIND IN GOOGLE MAPS
2700 12th Street
Sarasota, FL 34237
(941) 954-4101

alt Boston Red SoxJetBlue Park      
FIND IN GOOGLE MAPS
11500 Fenway South Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33913
TOLL FREE: (877) RED-SOX9 (733-7699)

alt Detroit TigersJoker Marchant Stadium   
 FIND IN GOOGLE MAPS
2125 North Lake Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 686-8075

alt Houston Astros
Osceola County Stadium    

FIND IN GOOGLE MAPS
631 Heritage Parkway
Kissimmee, FL 34744
(321) 697-3200

miamimarlinsweb Miami Marlins
Roger Dean Stadium    

FIND IN GOOGLE MAPS
4751 Main Street
Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 771-1818, ext. 1828 or 1829

alt Minnesota Twins
Hammond Stadium at Lee County Sports Complex
14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway    

FIND IN GOOGLE MAPS
Fort Myers, FL 33912

alt New York Mets
Mets Stadium    

FIND IN GOOGLE MAPS
525 NW Peacock Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
(772) 871-2115

alt New York Yankees
George M Steinbrenner Field   

FIND IN GOOGLE MAPS
One Steinbrenner Drive
Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 879-2244

alt Philadelphia Phillies
Bright House Field    

FIND IN GOOGLE MAPS
601 N. Old Coachman Road
Clearwater, FL 33765
(727) 467-4457 (GO-PHILS)

alt Pittsburgh Pirates
McKechnie Field    

FIND IN GOOGLE MAPS
1611 Ninth Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 747-3031

alt St. Louis Cardinals
Roger Dean Stadium    

FIND IN GOOGLE MAPS
4751 Main Street
Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 771-1818, ext. 1828 or 1829

alt Tampa Bay Rays
Charlotte Sports Park     

FIND IN GOOGLE MAPS
2300 El Jobean Road
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
(727) 825-3250

alt Toronto Blue Jays
Florida Auto Exchange Stadium     

FIND IN GOOGLE MAPS
373 Douglas Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698
(727) 733-0429 or toll free 1-888-525-JAYS

alt Washington Nationals
Space Coast Stadium   

FIND IN GOOGLE MAPS
5800 Stadium Parkway
Viera, FL 32940
(321) 604-3242 or toll free 1-888-632-6287