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Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team. They are the oldest continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in all of professional American sports, dating to 1883. Phillies are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's National League. Since 2004, the team's home has been Citizens Bank Park in the South Philadelphia section of the city.

Phillies have won two World Series championships (against Kansas City in 1980 and Tampa Bay in 2008) and seven National League pennants, the first of which came in 1915. The franchise has also experienced long periods of struggle. The age of the team and its history of adversity has earned it the dubious distinction of having lost the most games of any team in the history of American professional sports.

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Philadelphia Phillies Florida Spring Training BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS FIELD
Capacity 7,000
Year Opened 2004
Dimensions 329L, 381LC, 408C, 330L
Surface Grass
Local Airport Tampa
Tickets on Sale To be announced.
Address 601 Old Coachman Road, Clearwater.
Directions Take Hwy. 19 north of St. Petersburg to Drew Street, where you'll head west until you get to Greenwood Avenue. At Old Coachman Road hang a right; the ballpark is ahead on your right.

The Philadelphia Phillies had an instant hit with the opening of Bright House Networks Field in 2004, as the ballpark opened to wide acclaim. The acclaim is deserved, as the new ballpark is one of the more charming and comfortable facilities in all of spring training.

Bright House Networks Field is built on a familiar model: a concourse rings the entire field, with a two-story grandstand and berm seating in the outfield. You're never too far away from the playing field at any time.

In addition, Bright House Networks Field features some cozy spaces for groups. The legendary Tiki Bar -- perfect for cool cocktails on a hot day -- is set up in left field, while there's patio seating (chairs surrounding a patio table) down the left-field line. Philadelphia residents won't go hungry: Philly cheese steaks and Yuengling beer are both on sale.

Finally, the ballpark is easy to find: it's next to U.S. 19 -- a major throughway in Clearwater -- and easy to get to from anywhere in the Tampa-St. Pete area. It's also close to Dunedin, the spring home of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Spring Training History

The Philadelphia Phillies have held spring training in the following locations: Philadelphia (1901); Washington, N.C. (1902); Richmond, Va. (1903); Savannah, Ga. (1904); Augusta, Ga. (1905); Savannah, Ga. (1906-1908); Southern Pines, N.C. (1909-1910); Birmingham, Ala. (1911); Hot Springs, Ark. (1912); Southern Pines, N.C. (1913); Wilmington, N.C. (1914); St. Petersburg (1915-1918); Charlotte (1919); Birmingham, Ala. (1920); Gainesville (1921); Leesburg, Fla. (1922-1924); Bradenton (1925-1927); Winter Haven (1928-1937); Biloxi, Miss. (1938); New Braunfels, Texas (1939); Miami Beach (1940-1942); Hershey, Penn. (1943); Wilmington, Del. (1944-1945); Miami Beach (1946); Clearwater (1947-present).

Ballpark History

The Philadelphia Phillies have been training in Clearwater since 1947 and at Jack Russell Stadium from 1955 through 2003.

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