Ed Smith Stadium Named Top Spring Training Facility

A data firm analyzed 36,000 online reviews of 23 spring training stadiums to arrive at its rankings.

02/28/2018 By Staff

Calling the Shots

Meet Nate March, Announcer for the Bradenton Marauders

"If I’m not entertaining, then no one’s listening."

02/28/2018 By Hannah Wallace

What I've Learned

Politics, Baseball and Women's Issues Have Fueled Lucy Calautti's Career

Calautti is the former director of government relations for Major League Baseball.

10/23/2017 By David Hackett

Take Me Out

Six Reasons to Catch Bradenton Marauders’ Minor-League Games

Get on over to LECOM Park this summer for major baseball fun.

04/17/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Weekend Planner

Your Top 12 Things to Do: April 6-12

Shakespeare at Selby Gardens, Sharks Tooth Festival, Sailor Circus and much more.

04/05/2017 By Ilene Denton


Orioles' Spring Training Attendance the Team's Second Highest Ever

A total of 119,742 fans attended the team's 17 home games at Sarasota's Ed Smith Stadium this spring.

03/31/2017 By staff


Brewery to Offer Growlers at Baseball Stadium

Darwin Brewing Co. is launching a new partnership with LECOM Park, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Bradenton Marauders.

02/23/2017 By staff

The Boys of Spring

What It's Like to Go to the Orioles' Fantasy Camp

A 65-year-old baseball fan tests his limits.

12/30/2016 By Jerry Kammer

Sunshine Memories

We Were Always Working and Building

We're more than just a pretty beach town.


A League of Our Own

Women's Sports Museum to be Located in Sarasota

Former AAGPBL Rockford Peach Sue Zipay heads the effort to create the first-of-its-kind attraction. The fund-raising gala takes place at the Hyatt Regency on Oct. 22.

10/06/2016 By Hannah Wallace


Orioles Instructional League Offers Free Games Through Oct. 11

The Baltimore Orioles are currently hosting the team’s Fall Instructional League at Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St., Sarasota, with games that are free and open to the public through Oct. 11.

09/19/2016 Research by staff

941CEO Daily

Sarasota County Negotiating with Atlanta Braves Over South County Stadium

The potential spring training campus would include training facilities, practice fields and a 7,500-seat stadium on between 100 and 150 acres.

03/08/2016 Research by staff


Q&A with Buck Showalter

We sat down with the Orioles' Buck Showalter as he prepares for Spring Training in Sarasota.

01/13/2016 By Hannah Wallace


Guide to Sarasota Sports

Your guide to Sarasota sports.

12/01/2015 By Sarasota Magazine


For Sale: Baseball Star Nick Markakis's Home

As baseball star Nick Markakis plans to move from the Baltimore Orioles to the Atlanta Braves, we're giving you a peek inside his former Sarasota home, which is currently for sale.

05/14/2015 By Robert Plunket


Inside Spring Training with the Baltimore Orioles Mascot

The Baltimore Orioles mascot gives us a bird's-eye view of spring training.

03/01/2015 By Chelsey Lucas


Baseball Legend Ted Williams Spent Time in Sarasota

Baseball legend Ted Williams was a fixture in Sarasota.

08/07/2014 By Larry Kelleher


Spring Training - revised

Fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates can watch the team's 2014 spring training games--featuring league MVP Andrew McCutchen--at Bradenton's McKechnie Field.

03/17/2014 By staff


Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Opens in Bradenton

Fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates can watch the team's 2014 spring training games--featuring league MVP Andrew McCutchen--at Bradenton's McKechnie Field.

03/01/2014 By Kay Kipling


Baseball Hero

Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter refuses to take credit for his team’s turnaround last year. His players and baseball fans see it differently.

03/01/2013 By Beau Denton