Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Plant City Stadium - From Reds Spring Training to Softball Complex

Spring Training is just around the corner.  What a good time to look a former home of the Cincinnati Reds.

While in Florida on business, I took the time to stop by Plant City Stadium.  The spring training home of the Cincinnati Reds from 1988 - 1997.  I must say, from the facility standpoint, not much has changed.  To see photos of the facility when the Reds were using the site for spring training, click HERE.  From a field standpoint, the fences have been moved for softball and the infields are now all infield mix.

Photo courtesy of Jeff Fay -

The old warning tracks still exist:

The four field complex is in good shape as well:

The old clubhouse, now it is home to the Parks Department:

As with anything in life, times change, and the facilities that teams used to train in the early ’90’s are nothing compared to the facilities today.  To see more information on the Reds current Spring Training home on Goodyear, AZ click HERE.

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