MLB Spring Training Visitors Guide: Big League Fun and Hot Southern Sun

Spring Training Visitors Guide

Heading south for Spring Training is an American institution as old as baseball!  Say good-bye to winter. Soak up the sun in the stands of a Grapefruit League ballpark. Say hello to this Spring Training Visitors Guide we’ve assembled.

A Tradition Built on Fun in the Sun

The history of Spring Training began in 1886. The Chicago White Stockings (now the Cubs) traveled to Hot Springs, Arkansas. They went to prepare for the coming season far away from the frigid temperatures of the Windy City.

Nowadays, Major League Baseball teams practice either in Florida or Arizona. Two states renowned for year-round sunshine and fabulous vacationing infrastructure.

Fans love Spring Training because it provides an excellent opportunity to get up close and personal with Big League players. Local communities adopt their snowbird teams just as if they were their own.

Taylor Morrison Sticks Close to the Action

Are you a Spring Training junkie contemplating a permanent move south? Taylor Morrison offers a variety of fantastic communities located within a short drive of stadiums. Tour new homes in paradise as part of your baseball travel plans for 2017. See why MLB teams flock back to Arizona and Florida year after year.

Grapefruit League Stadiums and Florida Real Estate

A little piece of Spring Training trivia. In the Cactus League, multiple teams share the same stadium. However, in the Grapefruit League every team uses a different facility. Spreading the baseball love up and down the peninsula!

Check out these stadiums when visiting the Sunshine State:

Mark Your Calendars

Spring training workouts run February 14 through February 21. Browse the official MLB Spring Training page for more details.

Game dates run Thursday, February 23, 2017 to Saturday, April 1, 2017. Find Grapefruit League schedule info here. Purchase tickets online to see all the action from the stands!

For days when the boys of summer aren’t playing, check out local breweries and wineries. Get some exercise on fantastic walking trails near Taylor Morrison communities.

It’s Time for Spring Baseball!

Be sure to visit a few different stadiums. Download a stadium map before you go. Most of all tour a variety of communities. Get a feel for which Spring Training destination is right for you!

For additional fun during your trip down south, check out our Florida Vacation Guide. And for all you gourmets, Taylor Morrison’s Florida Foodie Tour.

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