ED Smith Stadium


The Orioles season ended just over two weeks ago, and they’re already planning spring training.


The Orioles Instructional League team begins play on Sept. 22 at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota. Nine home games will be played, and admission is free. The final game is on Oct. 13.


SARASOTA, Fla. – Around 11 a.m., the Orioles abruptly ran onto the Ed Smith Stadium field for the first time this spring.


In 2011, the Orioles drafted Dylan Bundy first. A year later, it was Kevin Gausman, and in 2013, it was Hunter Harvey.


Spring training begins in a little over six weeks, and if you’re planning a trip to Sarasota, Fla., here are some important things you need to know.