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Spring Training facilities in the off season

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The spring training stadia in Florida and Arizona are busy this time of year with Cactus League and Grapefruit League games. But what about the other 10 months of the year? Anyone know what happens to the facilities? Do teams rent the fields out for amateur tournaments and such?

I know there’s some activities like fantasy camps and such, but those don’t take a whole lot of time.

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Dave Hoff
March 7, 2008 6:16 PM

I live near the City of Palms Park where the Red Sox hold spring training in Fort Myers FL. They definitely use the park for high school games and tournaments. Also have some concerts local events. I don't think the "team" rents out the field, I believe the city owns and manages it.

Debra
March 8, 2008 10:58 AM

They rent them to schools and minor leagues along with renting them out to conventions.

lynne
March 18, 2008 1:31 PM

I agree. I am born an raised in Orlando (getting around Florida is a blessing at high travel times) and yes the fields are parceled out for numerous reasons throughout those other 10 months. It just comes down to who you know for and what you have behind you. But I frequently came across the fields being rented out like Debera said. I am not sure about Arizona facilities but I could imagine its the same.

jessica
March 27, 2008 8:46 PM

I am pretty they do rent them out and run practices on them. I knew a few guys that were all into that. I can tell you it would be a huge upset and waste of my money if those facilities were left there without anyone touching them for the off season. But than again I am pretty that they are used and occupied.

Jeff
October 29, 2009 5:13 PM

We have a team from michigan looking for a field to rent apr3-10 2010, high school spring training, preferably near a beach in florida can anyone help

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