Chronological Tour: Stop 40

Winter Home of the Blue Jays

Main entrance to what was known in 2011 as Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, Aug-2011.

The seating area as seen from down the first-base line.

The view from behind the plate during a sparsely attended Florida State League game.

Quick Facts: Rating: 2 baseballs
Dunedin Stadium is one of three minor league parks within close proximity to each other on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the others being in Clearwater and St. Petersburg. Tampa’s park is also nearby, just across the bay.

Distances are given in meters, same as at SkyDome.
In fact, I was actually trying to make a game in Clearwater the night I was in the Tampa Bay area in 1993. However, I missed a turn and wound up here when I followed the light stanchions. I wasn’t disappointed, as the Dunedin Blue Jays beat the Fort Myers Miracle, 14-6.

In the spring, the field hosts the Toronto Blue Jays training camp; this means ads for Canadian businesses are on the wall here, and also that Canadian beer is served. How can you go wrong?

During spring training 2004, the park wound up with a corporate name, Knology Park. I returned in 2004 to attempt to photograph the park’s interior, but the D-Jays were on the road and I had no access. The park acquired a new naming sponsor in 2010, but that arrangement ended after the 2017 season and the ballpark is again known as Dunedin Stadium.

Game # Date League Level Result
89 Thu 12-Aug-1993 Florida State A DUNEDIN 14, Fort Myers 6
1142 Wed 10-Aug-2011 Florida State A Brevard County 9, DUNEDIN 2
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