Legends Field in Tampa, Florida, is the home of the New York Yankees during Spring Training. Located at 1 Steinbrenner Drive, Legends Field was completed in 1994, and the Yankees have used this location for Spring Training since 1996. There is parking at Tampa Stadium across Dale Mabry Highway, and seating capacity at Legends Field is 10,200. Here is a guide to Spring Training in Tampa, Florida.
Pitchers and catchers report sometime in February, a few days earlier than position players. Practices are held daily at Legends Field until exhibition games begin. Minor Leaguers practice nearby at the New York Yankees Minor League Complex, located at 3102 North Himes Avenue in Tampa. Tickets for the preseason games can be purchased at the ticket office at Legends Field or by calling TicketMaster at 813-287-8844. Mail orders to: Yankees Tickets at Legends Field, 1 Steinbrenner Drive, Tampa, Florida 33614, are also accepted.
Ticket prices for the New York Yankees’ preseason games at Legends Field in Tampa are set at $25 for Reserved Lower, $23 for Field Reserved, $21 for Reserved Upper, and $17 for Upper Field Reserved.
If you are staying in Tampa for any part of Spring Training, check out the following hotels: Radisson Bay Harbor Inn (which is the team’s hotel), located at 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway in Tampa; Holiday Inn Express, 4732 North Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa; Marriott Westshore, 101 North Westshore Boulevard in Tampa; and Days Inn Tampa North, 701 East Fletcher Avenue in Tampa.
For local eats, try Damon’s the Place for Ribs, located right at the team’s hotel. Outback Steakhouse is located at 3403 Henderson Boulevard. The Press Box is located near the ballpark at 222 Dale Mabry Highway. And Carrabba’s Italian Grill is located at 11435 North Dale Mabry Highway.
The New York Yankees open their 2007 preseason with a day game against the Minnesota Twins at Legends Field on March 1st. The Yanks play the defending American League Champion Detroit Tigers at Legends Field on Monday, March 5th and again on Saturday, March 31st. Their division rivals, the Toronto Blue Jays, come in on March 24th for a day game. But if you want to see the Yankees play the Red Sox, you will have to head over to Fort Myers on March 12th.
2007 should prove to be an interesting season for the New York Yankees, and it all starts in February in Tampa. Owner George Steinbrenner has not been pleased with the Yankees’ recent early playoff exits, and he may pull some triggers if things don’t go right early on in ’07. Enjoy the New York Yankees’ 2007 Spring Training in Tampa, Florida!