Orioles' Economic Impact in Sarasota Tops $436 Million Since 2015

The Orioles organization celebrates its 10th anniversary in Sarasota this year.

By Staff February 14, 2020

An Orioles spring training game at Ed Smith Stadium

A new report from Sarasota County Government has found that the Baltimore Orioles organization has generated more than $436 million in cumulative economic impact in Sarasota since 2015, the first year comprehensive data on the team’s impact became available. The county’s analysis measures the total tourism impact created by the Orioles, combined with the club’s year-round business operations and spending in Sarasota County. The most recent reporting period showed a $76 million impact on Sarasota County and $91 million impact on the state of Florida, nearly twice the figure projected when the Orioles moved its spring training to Sarasota County in 2010. The team is celebrating its 10th anniversary at Ed Smith Stadium this year. 

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