BayCare Ballpark is a state-of-the art sports complex and stadium. The 28 million dollar facility was completed in 2004. It can accommodate 8,500 people - 7,000 in traditional stands with an additional 1,500 in grass berm areas just beyond left and right field where fans can spread out on blankets and enjoy a more relaxed perspective.
The sports complex among the best in the country is home to the Clearwater Threshers, a Florida State League team, and during spring training for the Philadelphia Phillies, MLB team.
The facility features a spacious modern stadium with wonderful sight lines and a magnificent 360-degree concourse for the fans to walk around and check out the movements from every possible angle. The amenities at the park include group picnic spots, field and loge box seats, luxury sky box seats, bleachers, a tiki-hut pavilion, children's play area and an outstanding full view video scoreboard. A party deck is located down the left field line where groups ranging from 20 to 300 can take part in a pre-game feast. The tiki-hut pavilion is a great place to enjoy a Margarita and several adult beverages besides relaxing in the shaded atmosphere to enjoy the game.
BayCare Ballpark is located at 601 North Old Coachman Road, Clearwater, FL. sited just adjacent to the Phillies' spring-training complex at Clearwater. Although in a generally congested area, it has the advantage of good proximity within Clearwater and nearby Tampa and St. Petersburg.
Very close to the ballpark, are numerous restaurants and shopping areas. The location of the stadium just adjacent to the permanent workout facility of the Phillies allows the team to center all its minor league facilities and spring training at one complex.
BayCare Ballpark features an imposing and attractive architecture. The most attractive entryway is located behind the third base. This entry presents a plaza with a beautiful fountain, ticket windows, and entrance leading to the souvenir shop.
The magnificent towers remind of the famous bell towers seen around Florida. One can clearly visualize a touch of Spanish architecture characterizing several aspects of the architectural designing here. The walls with contrasting colors are quite attractive in addition to the tile roofs and brick accents.
The design of the ballpark follows a classical Floridian architectural pattern and measures 329 feet in the left, 389 feet in the left center, 408 feet in the center and 330 feet in the right. The tile roof on the Southern entrance towers and the red-stucco colored trip found around the seats bestow an imposing classical look and feel projecting a harmonious blend of the ancient and modern.