Flashback

Flashback: Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams Loved Sarasota

No fish tale: The baseball superstar’s other Sarasota passion was fishing.

06/15/2020 By Ilene Denton

Baseball

Major League Baseball Suspends Spring Training, Delays Season Opening

The Baltimore Orioles, Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves voiced their support of the league's decision.

03/12/2020 By Megan McDonald

Lectures

Historical Society to Present 'Boys of Spring' Lecture

The March 10 lecture, given by former county historian Jeff LaHurd, will focus on spring training and Florida's Grapefruit League.

03/05/2020 By Staff

Baseball

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

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

02/14/2020 By Staff

Baseball

Orioles Spring Training Tickets Go On Sale Jan. 11

It's the team's 10th anniversary in Sarasota.

01/08/2020 By Staff

Baseball

Orioles Add Spring Training Home Game

The 2020 season will mark the Orioles’ 11th consecutive Spring Training season in Sarasota and the club’s 10th at renovated Ed Smith Stadium.

11/17/2019 By Staff

Home of the Braves

The Atlanta Braves' New Spring Training Facility Opens March 24

The Braves, who have relocated from their 20-year home at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, will play their final spring training game of 2019 at Cool Today Park against the Tampa Bay Rays.

02/27/2019 By Ilene Denton

Tourism

Report Puts Orioles’ Annual Economic Impact at $92 Million

The analysis measures the total tourism impact created by the Orioles, combined with the club’s business operations and spending in Sarasota County.

02/25/2019 By Staff

Sports

Baseball Team Looking to Hire

The Pittsburgh Pirates are holding two job fairs at which they will hire staff for the team's spring training season and for the season of their minor league team.

01/08/2019 By Staff

Sports

Air Conditioning Company Buys Naming Rights to New Braves Ballpark

CoolToday recently purchased the naming rights to the Atlanta Braves' new spring training facility in North Port.

12/05/2018 By Staff

Sports

Atlanta Braves Announce Date of First Game in New Spring Training Facility

The Atlanta Braves will play their first spring training game in their new North Port stadium on Sunday, March 24, 2019.

08/30/2018 By Staff

Sports

Builders of New Spring Training Facility to Celebrate Milestone

The team building the new Atlanta Braves spring training facility in North Port is holding a topping off ceremony this Friday, July 20.

07/16/2018 By Staff

Sports

Atlanta Braves Spring Training Season Tickets Go on Sale Saturday

The Braves' new North Port stadium, now under construction, will host the team's final game of its 2019 season, before opening fully in 2020.

06/13/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Spring Training Generated $1.3 Million for Local Airbnb Hosts

Roughly 12,000 visitors stayed in Sarasota Airbnb rentals during this year's Baltimore Orioles spring training season.

04/04/2018 By Staff

Tourism

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

Sports

Report Estimates Orioles' Economic Impact at $97 Million

The report looks at the club’s marketing and promotion of Sarasota tourism to its fan base across seven states and more.

02/22/2018 By Staff

Tourism

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

Sunshine Memories

We Were Always Working and Building

We're more than just a pretty beach town.

12/28/2016

Dandy corn

10 Bucks Or Less: Mariscos Azteca Mexican Seafood Restaurant

Splendid sopes and huaraches in a shopping center right near Ed Smith Stadium.

03/31/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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