For anyone looking to escape the brutal cold of winter, there’s nothing better than planning a sunshine-filled escape to Florida. Combine a relaxing beach getaway with America’s pastime by booking a trip to Bradenton to experience Major League Baseball Spring Training with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Make the most out of your getaway by turning to PRIME VACATIONS for a spacious and luxurious rental. Our team has put together a guide to some of the most important things you need to know about these games and more.
Where Does Spring Training Take Place?
Every spring, the Pirates pack up and head to LECOM Park in Bradenton. This stadium also plays host to the Marauders, which is the Pirates’ minor league team. Located west of US Hwy 41, it only takes about 20 minutes to reach the stadium from Anna Maria Island.
Your baseball fun isn’t just limited to games. Fans can head to Pirate City, found at 1701 27th St. E., to watch the club’s workouts for free.
When Do Games Start?
The Pirates’ training season runs from mid-February to around mid-March. You have several options for purchasing tickets. In addition to individual games, you can choose a three-game flex pack or season tickets.
The Marauders open their season at the beginning of April and play to Labor Day. The minor league team offers season tickets as well as a five-gam flex pack and specialty seating areas.
What Else to Know about Attending Games
When you arrive on game day at LECOM Park, several parking options are available. Spots are available on a first-come-first-served basis, and each official parking lot has golf carts to bring fans to and from the main entrance. Gates open an hour and a half before game time or two hours early for season ticket holders.
Don’t Wait | Reserve Your Anna Maria Island Rental
Be close to all the fun and excitement of the Pirates’ spring training season or Marauders’ games by staying at a Bradenton vacation rental. In addition to being near the training facilities, these properties are centrally located near all the top Bradenton activities and attractions. Another great option is our Anna Maria Island rentals.
Find your perfect home away from home by turning to PRIME VACATIONS. With an inventory consisting of both boutique hotels and vacation homes, we have something for everyone. Take your time searching for the Anna Maria Island vacation rental that meets all your wants and needs. If you have any questions during the reservation process, call 941-222-2101.