Entrance plaza to Sanford Memorial Stadium, Aug-2012.
A look at the seating from next to the first-base dugout during an amateur game.
The view from behind home plate.
- Location: Mellonville Avenue north of Celery Street, Sanford, Fla.
- Opened: 1926 (stadium built 1951, renovated 2001)
- Home team: Spring training, New York Giants (1940s-50s), Boston Braves (1950s); Seminole County Naturals, Florida Winter Baseball League (2009)
- Capacity: 2,015
Sanford Field was first used in 1926, and it became a spring training site as early as 1942. The city built Memorial Stadium in 1951 to honor veterans of the two World Wars, and it continued as a spring training site during that decade.
The park was rebuilt extensively in 2001; I am not sure if any of the original stadium structure still exists. The local Babe Ruth League uses the field today; it is also home to the Sanford River Rats of the Florida Collegiate Baseball League, a college summer league. The park is less than a mile from Lake Monroe, a swelling of the St. Johns River.
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