The Orioles 2017 Spring Training season opens Friday, February 24, with an away game in Lakeland, FL against the Detroit Tigers. The Orioles will open their home schedule two days later, Sunday, February 26, with a 1:05 p.m. game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota. The Grapefruit League season will conclude with the club's home-finale on Thursday, March 30, against the Tigers. The 2017 season marks the eigth consecutive Spring Training season for the Orioles in Sarasota, and the seventh at the "Field of the Year" for professional baseball, according to the Sports Turf Managers Association.
Baltimore will face eight different opponents during their 17-game home Grapefruit League campaign. The Orioles will host the Philadelphia Phillies three times at Ed Smith Stadium and the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays twice each. The Orioles will also square off against their division rival New York Yankees once at Ed Smith Stadium on Monday February 27.
Hotels Near Ed Smith Stadium
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3470 Fruitville Road
Sarasota Airport Hotel - Sarasota Downtown
811 S Tamiami Trail
Hotel Indigo Sarasota
1223 Boulevard Of The Arts
900 University Pkwy
Sarasota Airport Hotel
4900 North Tamiami Tr.
La Quinta Inn & Suites Sarasota
1803 North Tamiami Tr.
Holiday Inn Sarasota Airport
8009 15th Street E
Ed Smith Stadium
2700 12th Street at the corner of Tuttle Ave.
Plenty of paid parking at the ballpark.
Day games at Ed Smith start at 1:05 PM and night games at
Practices start at 9 a.m. at Ed Smith Stadium and Sarasota Sports Complex, before exhibitions begin.
2015 Prices: (Prime games are Phillies, Red Sox and Yankees)
Third Base Lounge:$30 ($32 for Prime Games)
Infield Box:$24 ($26 for Prime Games)
Lower Box: $22 ($24 for Prime Games)
Reserved Grandstand:$18 ($20 for Prime Games)
Left Field Pavilion: $16 ($18 for Prime Games)
Standing Room Only: $8 ($10 for Prime Games)
Individual game tickets can be purchased in person at the Orioles Box Office at Ed Smith Stadium located at 12th Street and Tuttle Avenue in Sarasota. Call the Orioles Spring Training line at 941-893-6300 to receive an order form.
Parking at the stadium is $9.
No umbrellas, hard-sided coolers, thermoses, glass bottles, cans or alcoholic beverages are permitted into the ballpark. You must leave these items in your vehicle before entering the ballpark.
Non-alcoholic beverages in plastic bottles are permitted into the park. All items will be checked at the gates and any beverage which has been opened or partially consumed prior to entry is subject to confiscation if it is thought to contain alcohol. In addition, no plastic or paper cups of beverages are permitted into the park at the entry gates.
All items permitted into the ballpark will be inspected. No bags or items exceeding the maximum size of 16" x 16" x 8" are allowed into the ballpark. Permitted items must easily fit into a 16" x 16" x 8" container. Bags on wheels are prohibited.
No containers or unauthorized items can be left at any park entrance. You will be asked to return them to your vehicle.
No re-entry will be permitted. Once you enter the ballpark, you will not be permitted to leave and re-enter the facility. Please make sure you have everything you need with you before entering the ballpark.
Additionally, as part of the World Baseball Classic exhibition schedule, the Orioles will host the defending champion Dominican Republic team on Tuesday March 7. In 2013, the Dominican Republic defeated Puerto Rico to claim the World Baseball Classic crown.
The Orioles will play 17 road games during the Spring Training season, including four trips to play the Pirates, two visits to Port Charlotte to play the Rays and the O's will visit the Red Sox, Tigers Twins and Yankees twice each. The Orioles will visit the Blue Jays, Braves and Phillies once.
Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Ed Smith Stadium for camp in mid February. Position players will report the following week. Fans are invited to watch the team's workouts on the back fields at the complex each day. There is no charge to attend, and free parking is available.
Game Time 1:05 PM unless otherwise noted
(ss) indicates split squad
|Feb 24||Detroit Tigers||Lakeland|
|Feb 25||Pittsburgh Pirates||McKechnie Field|
|Feb 26||Pittsburgh Pirates||Ed Smith Stadium|
|Feb 27||New York Yankees||Ed Smith Stadium|
|Feb 28||Philadelphia Phillies||Clearwater|
|Mar 1||Boston Red Sox||Ed Smith Stadium|
|Mar 2||New York Yankees||Steinbrenner Field|
|Mar 2||Minnesota Twins||Ed Smith Stadium 7:05|
|Mar 3||Pittsburgh Pirates||McKechnie Field|
|Mar 4||Tampa Bay Rays||Port Charlotte|
|Mar 5||Philadelphia Phillies||Ed Smith Stadium|
|Mar 6||Detroit Tigers||Lakeland|
|Mar 7||Dominican Republic||Ed Smith Stadium (WBC)|
|Mar 8||Toronto Blue Jays||Ed Smith Stadium|
|Mar 9||Off Day|
|Mar 10||Boston Red Sox||Jet Blue Park|
|Mar 11||Pittsburgh Pirates||Ed Smith Stadium|
|Mar 12||Minnesota Twins||Hammond Stadium|
|Mar 13||Philadelphia Phillies||Ed Smith Stadium|
|Mar 14||Tampa Bay Rays||Ed Smith Stadium|
|Mar 15||Pittsburgh Pirates||McKechnie Field|
|Mar 16||Philadelphia Phillies||Ed Smith Stadium 7:05|
|Mar 17||Pittsburgh Pirates||McKechnie Field|
|Mar 18||New York Yankees||Steinbrenner Field|
|Mar 19||Detroit Tigers||Ed Smith Stadium|
|Mar 20||Boston Red Sox||Jet Blue Park|
|Mar 21||Toronto Blue Jays||Ed Smith Stadium|
|Mar 22||Tampa Bay Rays||Ed Smith Stadium 7:05|
|Mar 23||Off Day|
|Mar 24||Minnesota Twins||Hammond Stadium|
|Mar 25||Minnesota Twins||Ed Smith Stadium 7:05|
|Mar 26||Toronto Blue Jays||Dunedin|
|Mar 27||Boston Red Sox||Ed Smith Stadium|
|Mar 28||Atlanta Braves||Lake Buena Vista|
|Mar 29||Tampa Bay Rays||Port Charlotte|
|Mar 30||Detroit Tigers||Ed Smith Stadium|
|Mar 31||Norfolk Tides||Harbor Park 3:05|
Single game tickets for all 17 games at Ed Smith Stadium will go on sale in January. Fans interested in Season Plans, or those wishing to receive additional Spring Training ticket information, may call the Orioles Spring Training office in Sarasota at 941-893-6300. Fans interested in additional information on suite rentals or pre-game party facilities should call 941-893-6317.