The FSF promotes Florida Spring Training Baseball as a tourist destination for Major League Baseball fans each March as 15 MLB teams venture to Florida for a pre-season tune up.
In 2018, nearly 1.5 million fans flocked to Florida and since 2000, more than 29 million fans have attended Florida Spring Training Games. These totals lead to an annual economic impact of $687.1 million per year for the State of Florida.
The 2019 Major League Baseball Spring Training schedule is now available. Click here for a daily schedule of Games. The first game of the 2019 season will be played on Friday, February 22 as the Tampa Bay Rays will host the Philadelphia Phillies at the Charlotte Sports Park. A full schedule of games will be played on Saturday, February 23 and the season continues through Tuesday, March 26. Click the team links below for their 2019 Florida Spring Training Schedules.
The 2018 Florida Grapefruit League season generated an economic impact of $687.1 million for the State of Florida, according to a Florida Spring Training Economic Impact Study, compiled by Tallahassee-based Downs & St. Germain Research to determine the Grapefruit League’s overall economic impact, including number of attendees, jobs created, and the overall associated wages for employees. To access the 2018 MLB Florida Spring Training Economic Impact Study, click here.
The annual complimentary Florida Spring Training Guide and Florida Grapefruit League Mobile Phone App are popular ways to access schedules of all teams, stadium locations and directions and ticket information. For more about Florida Spring Training Baseball visit www.floridagrapefruitleague.com
In celebration of Spring Training at Tropicana Field, in St. Petersburg, the 2018 Governor’s Baseball Dinner brought over 350 guests that included team personnel, as well as state and community leaders together. Watch a highlight video of the Evening’s Festivities.