George M. Steinbrenner Field

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  • Name: George M. Steinbrenner Field
  • GPS-able Address: 1 Steinbrenner Drive, Tampa, FL 33614
  • Ballpark Owner: Tampa Sports Authority; New York Yankees
  • Architects: HOK Sport (now Populous)
  • Groundbreaking: 10/22/1994
  • Minor League Baseball Teams: Tampa Tarpons (A) 2021-present; Tampa Tarpons (A+) 2018-2020; Tampa Yankees (A+) 1996-2017
  • Class/League History: A/Florida State League 2022-present; A/Low-A Southeast 2021; A+/Florida State League 1996-2020
  • First Professional Baseball Game: 3/1/1996; stadium spring debut of Yankees
  • Others Playing or Operating Here: New York Yankees (spring training); Monument Park; 9.11.01 Memorial
  • Previous Ballpark Names: Legends Field 1996-2008
  • LF: 318 CF: 408 RF: 314
  • Seats: 9,383
  • Stated Capacity: 10,808
  • House Baseball/Softball Record Attendance (as currently configured): 11,159, 3/24/2016 (courtesy of Nick Gandy, Florida Sports Foundation)

George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, FL, is the home of the Tampa Tarpons, the New York Yankees' Florida State League farm team, and of Yankees spring training games. Its tributes to the World Trade Center and the greatest Yankees make it well worth arriving long before the first pitch.

Opened as Legends Field in 1996, it was renamed in 2008 for the Yankees owner - who had retired to Tampa - two years before his death. His statue greets fans going into the souvenir store from its outside entrance. The Yanks once drew more than 170,000 to their spring training schedule, which is about 15 home dates.

The original 1993 plan was to build the ballpark on the site of Tampa's Al Lopez Field, but the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers objected. Legends was finally built just across Dale Mabry Highway from the Bucs' stadium.

Major renovations by iconic stadium architect Populous preceded the 2017 season. The $40 million project included new lounges, cabanas and pavilions, an updated main entrance and a two-story gift shop.


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