|Philadelphia Phillies Florida
Spring Training BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS FIELD
381LC, 408C, 330L
Tickets on Sale
To be announced.
Old Coachman Road, Clearwater.
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.
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.
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).
The Philadelphia Phillies have been
training in Clearwater since 1947 and at Jack Russell Stadium
from 1955 through 2003.