MLB Spring Training in Florida Grapefruit League
Today is the day! Friday, February 22, 2019 is the date for the first game of the Florida Grapefruit League spring training season. This is the day baseball fans everywhere have been waiting for since October 28, 2018 when the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five of the World Series. On the schedule for 2019 Florida spring training’s opening day, the competition is between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Philadelphia Phillies.
Fifteen major league teams from both the National and the American Leagues have convened in Florida this spring, and Orlando is right in the middle of the action.
The teams not headquartered right in the Orlando area are within a one-to-two hour drive toward either Florida coast.
Your Favorite Teams
Some of the most popular teams in baseball hold their spring training in Florida. In fact, on both February 23 and March 15 the Boston Red Sox are scheduled to play the New York Yankees. Other teams training and competing in Florida for 2019 spring training include:
- The St. Louis Cardinals
- The Atlanta Braves
- The Detroit Tigers
- The Houston Astros
What a great vacation for all baseball fans! Spring training is an opportunity to see baseball’s top stars up-close. You can go to a game or practice session during spring training in Florida, sit in a great seat, and maybe even score a few autographs or pictures with your favorite stars. Stadiums are smaller for spring training games and ticket prices are affordable for everyone’s wallet.
Meet the Future
No one knows who the next superstars of baseball will be, but some of them will be training in Florida this spring. This is your chance to see them in person and get to know their skills, styles, and personalities.
Check out Florida for an awesome vacation. Come for the sunshine, theme parks, and great food, but stay for the baseball. Florida Grapefruit League games are scheduled this year through March 26. Plan a baseball-themed vacation in the Orlando area. Book an Orlando vacation home rental, bring the whole family, and make the 2019 spring vacation an event everyone will cherish.