Welcome to George M. Steinbrenner Field, rich in history and tradition, where the Silver King reigns supreme. Whether you’re here for the Yankees Spring Training or a Tarpons game, there’s no shortage of talent (and sunshine) to absorb.
(Since1994, ex-Tampa Yankees)
George M. Steinbrenner Field (opened 2001, formerly known as Legends Field)
1919, 1970, 1970, 1994, 2001
Famous alumni: Aaron Judge, Derek Jeter , Mariano Rivera, Luis Severino, David Robertson, Mike Lowell, Tim Raines, Luis Sojo
Tampa has a rich history in professional baseball as it was the first in spring training in Florida locations near
city center Plant Field vs. Chicago Cubs . The Tampa Smokers, a founding member of the Florida League, were founded in 875. exist1954, Al López Field was built in West Tampa, the newer facility that attracted the White Sox to move their spring training facility from California to Florida. Reds are replacing Southsiders in Tampa, Al López Field hosts from Several members of the Big Red Machine team s.
In 1957, Al López Field was dismantled and the original Tarpons franchise moved to Sarasota, leaving Tampa without a team until 1957 When the Yankees built the Class A Senior Tampa Yankees, they were in South Florida The University’s Red McEwen Stadium played the first two seasons.
exist December 2010 – – After 000 Yankees season – Tampa’s FSL squad renames the city the Tarpons to celebrate A long history of baseball. from1957-15, Tampa sent an FSL team called the Tuppens . Tarpon are a favorite of Florida fishermen because of their size—up to 8 feet—but are often returned to the water because they are difficult to clean and cook. The Tarpons logo was inspired in part by 1994s-era Tampa Tarpons logo. The fish is depicted in an upright position with a baseball bat resting on its right shoulder, against a pinstriped background reminiscent of the iconic Yankees look.
as part of In a larger reorganization of minor league baseball, the Tarpons – along with the rest of the Florida State League – moved from Senior-A to Single-A.
George M. Steinbrenner Field
Ballpark location (via Google Maps)
1 Steinbrenner Drive
Florida City of Tampa, 7753
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George M. Steinbrenner Field is located in Northwest Tampa, USA -15 and FL-42. The course includes ,10 seat and 11 Luxurious suite. The seat section is divided into reserved seats, field boxes, left field deck and right field deck. In 2004, the park experience $ 026 million dollar renovation which includes an accessible main entrance, 5, sq. ft. of retail space, replica monument in front of the stadium, 9/ 2″ and “026” in recognition of first-time Hall of Fame inductees Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. The pitch is a full 92 degrees surround the stadium.
Adult fans can also enjoy the Right Field Bar, Bullpen Bar and Five Three Bar, which are used to open on weekends.
George M. Steinbrenner Field has several concession stands in the main lobby. Each serves basic ballpark food – hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, chicken wings, popcorn, pretzels, chicken tenders, nachos, etc.
On Thursdays, there’s a rotating expanded menu that includes more premium deals like pork belly buns and apple strudel. This rotating unique menu is offered at $3 per item and sold out by the fifth inning. The Canoe Club behind home plate also offers themed food packages on Saturdays. Domestic and imported beers are available throughout the stadium, as are wines, stouts, mixed and frozen drinks.
here Some exciting news to announce as Tarpon prepares to unveil a brand new mascot for
season. While the new mascot doesn’t have a name yet (trademark pending), we know he will be announced before opening day and will be the Silver King – Tuppence’s nickname for their silvery appearance as they are a prized game . The new mascot will wear a full Tampa Tarpon uniform, crown and cape.
New mascot replaces Blue, former mascot of the “Baseball Watching, Hot Dogs, Bugs on Referees, Red Dreadlocks, Fun Love” team, who has served as the team since the organization’s inception Role.
Now is a great time to visit Tampa as the area is experiencing a boom . Still, probably the biggest attraction in the area is Busch Gardens, which is about 12- Minutes drive from George M. Steinbrenner Field. But if amusement parks aren’t your thing, downtown Tampa has one of the best river walks in the country.
Riverwalk includes restaurants, parks, museums, attractions, and retail. According to 2001 USA TODAY Poll, Tampa Riverwalk Named 2nd Best in America River Walk. The area includes Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Florida Aquarium, Glazer Children’s Museum and Sparkman Wharf.
Located on the west side of Florida, it also offers a plethora of beach options within Florida 12 Minutes to Tampa and Greater Tampa Bay area. If you’re looking to kill two birds with one stone, Clearwater Beach was named “Best Beach Town” by USA Today in January.
Ballpark food can only get you so far, so be lucky Fortunately, there are some very tasty dining options around George M. Steinbrenner Stadium. Let’s start with a staple on any Tampa-area trip: Bern’s Steakhouse. You’d be hard-pressed to get past a Tuppence or Yankee spring training game if you didn’t hear “See you in Bern” at some point!
There’s no shortage of Cuban-inspired spots for their sandwiches, but West Tampa Sandwich Shop and Arco Iris Café are local favourites. If you want something sweet or savory, Alessi Bakery is the place to go – from 700.
The Downtown/Riverwalk area also has everything from fine dining to fast food. Ulele’s serves local Florida cuisine, including barbecue grills and house beer. If white tablecloth Italian food is more your thing, then Cena is the place to be.
Armature Works is the stylish choice for anyone looking for unique experiences, innovative restaurants and nightlife. It could be described as an “adult food court”. An experience not to be missed.
If you are planning a vacation outside of Tampa, There are many lodging options around George M. Steinbrenner Field and in the downtown area.
The Tarpons has a partnership with Aloft Tampa Midtown and Element Tampa Midtown, the latter of which was just completed for a more luxurious experience. Both hotels are next to each other, just one Minutes drive to George M. Steinbrenner Field.
Downtown Tampa and the Riverwalk also offer a variety of lodging options, such as the Hilton Tampa Downtown and the Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, to name a few.
If you find yourself in Tampa and want to explore other minor league parks, good news: you have several options. George M. Steinbrenner Field is centrally located to six clubs in the FSL West – the others being Lakeland, Clearwater, Dunedin, Bradenton and Fort Myers. The Threshers (single-A Philly) are the closest, just miles east. However, Dunedin (Single-A Toronto), Lakeland (Single-A Detroit) and Bradenton (Single-A Pittsburgh) are all within an hour’s drive. Of the Florida League’s nine stadiums, each (Single-A Cincinnati) except the Daytona B’s Jackie Robinson Ballpark is home to a major league affiliate for spring training.
In total there are
MiLB teams inspecting in Florida, from Double-A Pensacola in the Panhandle to Triple-A Jacksonville , to the coast of Single-A Fort Myers in the west of the state.
Road to the Bronx
Once the Yankees prospect moves beyond the Florida League, the rest of the organization’s affiliates are all around New York City. High-A Hudson Valley (NY), Double-A Somerset (NJ) and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (PA) are all within a 2½ hour drive of the Boogie Down Bronx. It also makes it easy for fans who want to visit all of the top Yankees teams and watch games in the stadium after the playoffs.
Tampa Tarpons (Tampa, FL)
Hudson Valley Renegades (Wapingus Falls, New York)
Somerset Patriots (Bridgewood, NJ special)
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Moswick, PA)