Bright House Field

Bright House Field

Bright House Field History

Sports gets pretty serious in Clearwater, particularly when it comes to seeing a bevy of great teams take to the field for some Major League Baseball spring training. Baseball gets taken to the next level when the game is on the line and you're sitting there with thousands of your fellow fans, though that's not something that you're going to figure out sitting at home wondering what the big game is like. Once you're there in the stands soaking up the buzz of the crowd, you'll be glad that you're not sitting at home watching on that disappointing little flatscreen.

As one of the most notable stadiums around the MLB for spring training, Bright House Field brings visitors by the thousands each and every Phillies spring training game, making it always the place to be if you're looking for a big-time sporting event in the Clearwater. But the field is more than just a place where MLB legends are made, as it's a great way to escape the winter for a day of sunshine and baseball that you won't soon forget.

The MLB Experience

Even though baseball is now played at a high level all over the world, Major League Baseball is still the premier league for a reason, and it isn't because there is a lack of talent on the diamond. Get out and see a great game loaded with memorable moments that you have to see first-hand to truly appreciate. Baseball has been around for well over a century, giving it enough time to gain the reputation as one of the most popular sports in the entire world.

The Team

MLB tickets to see the Phillies in Pennsylvania have been in the sports tickets market since 1883, giving the team one of the oldest sports franchises in the world. After some big years in the 70s and 80s, the Phillies won the World Series in 2008 and reached it again in 2009, bringing fans into another exciting era of baseball that you know you'll want to be a part of. This is a roster that is always bursting with some of the stars of both today and tomorrow, which is why it's always a good time to head out to the ballpark.

Clearwater, FL

Clearwater has become a haven for people from the north for a long time now, and the Phillies do the same as they come to town every year looking to light up the Grapefruit League and give their fans an amazing sneak preview of an intense season soon to come. This is a place known for unbelievable weather and exciting sporting events, with the Phillies leading the way every single spring and bringing baseball to thousands of fans in the area. Shouting distance from both Tampa and St. Petersburg, Clearwater is nestled right on the beautiful water of the Gulf of Mexico, which is why it's the perfect place for the Phillies every spring as they look to hone their skills before putting together another exciting season of baseball.

Incorporated for the first time in 1891, Clearwater has gone through plenty of different changes over the years, but it remains a great place all-year round, which is why it's a town you definitely shouldn't skip if you're in Florida looking to soak up the vibes of a big spring training game. There is nothing quite like the experience of being there for a top-tier sporting event, particularly when you're down in Clearwater and the Phillies are taking to the field.

Phillies Trivia

Did you know that all-time great Mike Schmidt once hit four homers in a game?

Back in 1976, long before the real home run era of the 90s, Schmidt walked to the plate and belted four homers over the wall on April 17. Since then, only six players have matched the feat, and it's not exactly a secret of why that is considering how hard it is to do.

The Fans

If you don't know about the Phillies' fans, you'll be in for a real education when you get out to Bright House Field to see it all for yourself in another bench-gripping preseason of baseball. There may be plenty of other options for prominent sporting events, but being there in the stands alongside thousands of passionate Phillies fans will take the MLB experience to a whole different level that you couldn't even dream of finding anywhere but the stadium. The MLB is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world for a reason, and you'll definitely get the picture if you make it out to Bright House Field in Clearwater for a game you won't soon forget.

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