12/21/2016 - Mark Sarasota

Move Over Chicago - The Baltimore Orioles Journey to the 2017 World Series Begins in Sarasota

With the memorable 2016 World Series a thing of the past, hope begins anew for many Major League Baseball teams. For the Baltimore Orioles, the journey begins in Sarasota.

The Orioles recently released their 2017 Spring Training schedule and announced the home opener for Sunday, Feb. 26 against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Ed Smith Stadium, located just a few miles from downtown Sarasota, home to the Mark Sarasota. the Mark is quickly becoming the new residential hot spot due to its prime location and variety of maintenance free condominium offerings.

The 2017 Grapefruit League season marks the eighth consecutive Spring Training for the Orioles in Sarasota, and the seventh at the renovated Ed Smith Stadium. The stadium was named the 2015 Sports Turf Managers Association Field of the Year for professional baseball, the highest honor in the industry.

Baltimore will face eight different Major League opponents during its 17-game home schedule. The Orioles will play the Philadelphia Phillies three times three times at Ed Smith Stadium, and the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays twice each. The New York Yankees will travel to Sarasota once on Monday, Feb. 27.

As part of the World Baseball Classic exhibition schedule, the Orioles will also host the defending champion Dominican Republic team on Tuesday, March 7.

Single game tickets for all 17 games at Ed Smith Stadium will go on sale Saturday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. Season Plans and more information are available at the Orioles Spring Training office at (941) 893-6300. For more information about suite rentals or pregame party facilities, call (941) 893-6317.

Move Over Chicago - The Baltimore Orioles Journey to the 2017 World Series Begins in Sarasota

Residents of the Mark Sarasota enjoy an incredible downtown lifestyle and the Orioles play a major part of the city’s excitement during the Spring season. If you are you unable to make it over to Ed Smith Stadium, the Mark’s central downtown location gives you plenty of options to catch the game at a local hot spot with friends.

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