Sarasota County Government’s annual economic report has found that the Baltimore Orioles have generated $545 million in economic impact for the state of Florida since 2015 (the first year that comprehensive data became available). The county’s analysis measures the total impact created by the Orioles’ year-round operations in Sarasota, highlighted by the team’s spring training efforts, a state-of-the-art minor league training facility, and numerous corporate events at Ed Smith Stadium and the Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex. The most recent reporting period found that in just 14 spring training games at Ed Smith Stadium last season, the Orioles provided $27 million in economic benefits to Sarasota County and $33.5 million throughout the state of Florida.
Since the organization made Ed Smith Stadium its spring training home, nearly 1.1 million people have attended Orioles games in Sarasota. The Sarasota County Government report also found that attendees of Orioles year-round events have spent an average of more than $21 million annually at local hotels, restaurants, and retail establishments.