- GROUPS & MEETINGS
If you’re a dyed-in-the-wool fan of America’s Game, now’s a fabulous time to come soak up the sunshine and seaside hospitality available here at Sirata Beach Resort. That’s right: It’s spring-training season once again!
Two Major League Baseball teams in the “Grapefruit League” hold their spring training right here in the St. Pete/Clearwater area, and a whole slew more practice within a couple hours’ drive, so Sirata makes an unbeatable springboard for getting a fun, relaxed, and up-close look at top-caliber players.
The Phillies have been spending their springs in Clearwater since the late 1940s, moving into their current home of 7,300-seat Spectrum Field in 2004.
The season kicks off at the end of each February, and you can check out more information about the Phillies’ spring-training schedule right here
The Toronto Blue Jays have held their spring training in Dunedin since the team formed back in 1977. Dunedin Stadium, the Jays’ Sunshine State home, has been ranked by Sports Illustrated among the best venues for taking in spring training: For one thing, it’s the smallest stadium used for the purpose, with only 5,509 seats.
The Phillies at Spectrum Field and the Blue Jays at Dunedin Stadium may be your most convenient options for spring-training fun as a guest at the Sirata Beach Resort, but other Grapefruit League action is going down within a still-convenient radius. Our local MLB team, for instance, the Tampa Bay Rays, spend the spring in nearby Port Charlotte, while the New York Yankees are currently in Tampa. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Braves hold spring training in Lake Buena Vista, the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins in Fort Meyers, the Baltimore Orioles in Sarasota, the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, the Houston Astros in Kissimmee, and the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton.
So, come enjoy some old-fashioned bat-and-ball entertainment down here along the sunny Gulf Coast of Florida, and take full advantage of the beachfront luxury available here at Sirata!