Batter up! So many people are fans of baseball and it’s no wonder that Orlando spring training is vacation time for many! The spring weather in Florida makes watching spring training an exciting attraction. Read on for more information about spring training in Orlando, Florida, and to see why it’s one of the most popular attractions this time of year!
Rising Popularity of Orlando Spring Training
You might be interested to know just how popular spring training in Orlando has gotten in recent years. Numbers show that in 2015, more than 1.5 million fans visited Florida. Approximately 6,900 fans attended each game; the games were held at 14 different locations throughout Florida. Even more impressive is the fact that more than 25 million people have attended the state’s spring training games since 2000.
A Baseball Tradition
Spring training in Orlando is a Florida tradition that dates back many decades. Baseball stars such as Babe Ruth, Roger Hornsby, Willie Mays, and Roberto Clemente have trained in Florida during this exciting season.
Spring training is held during February and March, and the state hosts 15 MLB teams for their spring training sessions. This training is also known as the “Grapefruit League”.
The teams traveling to Florida find the wonderful spring weather to be optimal for their preseason training. The training schedule also features many exhibition games that allow the teams to practice under realistic playing conditions. These games give fans the opportunity to check out players prior to the start of the official baseball season.
Many stadiums throughout the state host spring training, including Orlando spring training stadiums like Champion Stadium in Walt Disney World. This stadium has been home to many team trainings, including the Atlanta Braves. The location of this stadium makes it a great option, as you can watch some spring training and also enjoy the attractions and adventures at Disney World. This year, you’ll find many great training games will be held at Champion Stadium, giving you the opportunity to see many of your favorite teams in play.
Tropical Escape Has Your Spring Training Info
If you are interested in attending spring training or any of the exhibition games, a wonderful way to experience this great baseball tradition is to stay in vacation lodging from Tropical Escape Vacation Homes. We offer many different accommodation options, many near the stadium for convenience.
Additionally, our staff can help you make arrangements to attend these games, as well as for any other great Orlando attractions and activities during your stay. We can help you get tickets to other destinations such as Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World. Let us help you make your Orlando stay exciting and memorable!