Baltimore Orioles Spring Training 2024

2024 Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Reporting Dates

Pitchers & Catchers First Work Out
February 15, 2024

Position Players Report Date
February 19, 2024

Full Squad First Work Out
February 20, 2024

Orioles News


The Baltimore Orioles today announced that they will host an opening ceremony for their new, state-of-the-art training academy in Guerra, Dominican Republic on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. AST. Several dignitaries are scheduled to attend the event, including Dominican Republic President LUIS ABINADER, Dominican Republic Vice Minister of Sports ELVIS DUARTE, and Dominican Republic Commissioner of Baseball JUNIOR NOBOA, along with Orioles Executive Vice President and General Manager MIKE ELIAS, and Orioles Vice President of International Scouting and Operations KOBY PEREZ.

March 2, 2024: The Orioles invite fans to join them in giving back to the Sarasota community this spring. On Saturday, March 2 the Orioles will partner with All Faiths Food Bank to host a food drive at Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St, Sarasota, FL

Fans are invited to watch the team’s workouts on the back fields at the complex each day. 

There is no charge to attend and free parking is available. 

The club will work out from approximately 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. each day, leading up to the first home game.

Workouts at Ed Smith Stadium are free and open to the public up to the date that exhibition games begin.

Ballpark gates open at 9:00 a.m. each day at the Ed Smith Stadium/City of Sarasota Sports Complex.

 Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Fan Events

The 2024 Spring Training promotional schedule features giveaways and experiences for fans of all ages. Again this year, the Orioles invite children and seniors to run the bases after select home games. Kids Run the Bases, presented by The Out-of-Door Academy, is open to all fans ages four to 14, and will return following every Sunday home game, while Seniors Stroll the Bases, presented by Sunways Senior Living Concierge, will return following each Monday and Tuesday home game for fans age 60 and older.

The promotional schedule is highlighted by special event days such as Heroes Day (February 29), presented by Cheney Brothers, Youth Sports Day (March 10) presented by First Watch, and Fireworks Night (March 23), as well as various giveaways, including a Magnet Schedule (February 24), a Spring Training T-shirt (March 8), a Chick-fil-A Plush Cow (March 13), an Orioles Rally Towel (March 17), and an O’s Cap (March 22).

During every Saturday and Sunday home game, the Orioles will honor members of the Sarasota community who are selflessly working or volunteering to improve the lives of others through the Birdland Community Heroes program.

 Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Schedule:

The Orioles Grapefruit League schedule is slated to begin Saturday, February 24, at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla. against the Boston Red Sox. The club’s 2024 spring schedule features 16 home games, including eight weekend games.

The O’s will face nine different opponents during Grapefruit League play, with 13 of the club’s 32 games against American League East divisional rivals – Boston Red Sox (3 games; 2 at home), New York Yankees (2 games; 1 at home), Tampa Bay Rays (4 games; 2 at home), and Toronto Blue Jays (4 games; 2 at home).

The Orioles will play a spring-high six games against the Pittsburgh Pirates, three of which will be at Ed Smith Stadium. Baltimore will also host the Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, and Philadelphia Phillies during the 2024 Spring Training slate.

The team’s 16-game road schedule features three games at the Braves and Pirates, two games at the Blue Jays, Rays, and Twins, and one game at the Phillies, Red Sox, Tigers, and Yankees.

The 2024 season will mark the Orioles’ 15th Spring Training season in Sarasota and the club’s 14th season at the renovated Ed Smith Stadium.

The Baltimore Orioles spring training camp moved from Ft. Lauderdale to Sarasota in 2010.

In the 14 years since the Orioles moved Major League Spring Training operations to Sarasota, more than 1.3 million fans have enjoyed Orioles baseball at Ed Smith Stadium. In addition, the Orioles host a myriad of special events throughout the year – including youth sports tournaments, arts and entertainment programs, and charitable activations – helping to generate more than $600 million in economic impact in the state of Florida since 2015. Beyond economic impact, the Orioles have provided more than $3.9 million to local Sarasota organizations through cash donations and in-kind contributions.

And as the years grow it seems to be a welcome move for all concerned: Sarasota, the team and fans from both Sarasota and the north east who make their annual pilgrimage to the sun coast for the O's spring training season each year.

And as history shows, Sarasota and spring training go together like "hand in glove!"

Orioles Find New Spring Training Home
in Sarasota in 2010

Orioles Spring Training

Short History: The O's had been on a year-to-year retainer with Ft. Lauderdale since 2004 and talks between the Orioles and Sarasota officials were on & off several times over the course of 2008-09.

But the two concerns finally came together after it looked like all hope had dissolved in the negotiations...or as an avid fan would put it: "it's two outs, bases loaded, tied score, full count in the bottom of the 9th." Both sides came out winners.

Some longtime Orioles fans may remember, however, that this is not the first time the O’s have held their spring training rites in Sarasota.

Orioles Spring Training in Sarasota
Orioles Spring Training at Sarasota

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Orioles Spring Training Camp in Sarasota

Baltimore Orioles Spring Training in Sarasota Florida

Orioles Logo and Mascot at Spring Training

The O's spring training entourage called Ed Smith Stadium home for a whopping big 3 games in 1991 when they shared the stadium with the White Sox.

They also shared McKechnie Field with the Pirates that spring training season and earlier, in 1989, the O’s began training at what is now Twin Oaks Park, east of I-75 off Clark road, back when it was the Kansas City Royals Academy.

Baseball Spring Training: Years of Travel for the Orioles...

For some reason it seemed like the O’s could not find a permanent home and were the vagabonds of the Grapefruit League.

Orioles Spring Training

The Baltimore Spring Training Camp has bounced around the state of Florida: in ’89 at Miami’s Biscayne College, in ’91 they took up spring residence at Sarasota’s Twin Lakes Park again while hoping for a permanent home in Naples, which fell through.

The O’s spent spring training’s last week and a half in 1991 at Pompano Beach before moving to Port Charlotte, Florida.

Spring training camp locations for the O’s also included: Al Lang Stadium in St. Pete and of course since 1996, Ft. Lauderdale.

Baseball Spring Training History is Made Again in Sarasota

The Baltimore Orioles Spring Training in Sarasota

The O’s and Sarasota have “flirted” with each other through the years. And now, the O’s have found a permanent home, at last, in Sarasota.

Not such a bad deal. The O’s get a new, permanent home with upgrades and Sarasota gets to remain a traditional home to baseball spring training, as it has been since the early 20th Century.

Sarasota welcomes the 2013 Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Camp to town.

Go O's!

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The new Ed Smith Stadium Sarasota

Dates and times are deemed to be correct, however they were provided by the Orioles and are subject to change without notice.

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