Phillies Spring Training will mark the beginning of a historic 69th season of spring training in Clearwater. The Philadelphia Phillies baseball team is ready to return to their sunny second home. Just as they have for decades, the Phillies will prepare for a playoff run starting in February at their state-of-the-art facilities. Tens of thousands of Phillies fans will flock to the Gulf Coast city in the coming months in support of their favorite team, ready to ‘paint the town red!’
The Grapefruit League season begins with a game against the Tampa Spartans at Bright House Field on March 1, 2015. Fans who prefer to enjoy the action from the comfort of a barstool can visit one of Clearwater’s many Philly-friendly sports bars and restaurants. Conveniently located within walking distance from Bright House Field, Lenny’s Restaurant has remained a favorite with players, coaches, and fans for more than 30 years. The Clearwater staple serves up Phillies-inspired dishes with a healthy dose of hometown comfort and Philadelphia pride every season of the year.
To celebrate the City of Clearwater’s 100th Anniversary, Spring Training Clearwater Day will take place on April 2, 2015. Clearwater residents will be able to purchase the Field Box Tickets Special (a $28 value) for $20. The players will be wearing a special centennial patch; there also will be a special centennial booth with information and giveaways, pre-game activities and special promotions.
Bright House Field has hosted the Phillies and the minor-league Clearwater Threshers since its completion in 2004. The stadium accommodates more than 8,000 fans. The field is also home to Frenchy’s Tiki Hut Pavilion, a grass seating berm, group picnic areas, party suites, club seats, a children’s play area, an expansive team store and most importantly, great visibility for all.
April 9, 2015 will also mark the home-game opener for the Clearwater Threshers. The Clearwater Threshers have set a new single-season attendance record for Bright House Field with 195,063 guests during 70 home openings in the 2014 season. The 7 p.m. game will feature an electrifying post-game firework display. More information on the Clearwater Threshers and their schedule can be found at www.milb.com
Clearwater is an ideal destination for travelers of all ages and interests, occupying prime real estate along Florida’s stunning Gulf Coast. As a top, year round location for both leisure and business, Clearwater boasts an endless supply of sun, warm weather, great dining, and shopping, along with extensive outdoor activities both on land and at sea. Clearwater Beach is consistently ranked among America’s most beautiful and the city is also home to a wide variety of sporting and music events, including Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training and the annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday.