George M. Steinbrenner Field
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|Location||Tampa, Florida United States |
Gulf Coast Yankees
Hillsborough Community College
The ballpark's World Trade Center- and greatest Yankees tributes 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 dates at home over the course of about a month.
It underwent major renovations before the 2017 season. The $40 million project included new lounges, cabanas and pavilions, an updated main entrance and a two-story gift shop.