For the ninth straight season, the Philadelphia Phillies will host Spring Training at Bright House Networks Field in Clearwater, Florida.
The Phillies have been holding Spring Training in Clearwater since 1948, moving to Bright House Networks Field in 2004. The stadium, which seats up to 8,800 fans, hosts the team's Florida State League team through the regular season once Spring Training is over.
The Phillies formerly played in Jack Russell Memorial Stadium since 1955, but decided to move as other teams' facilities became more advanced and luxurious. Bright House Networks Field is located on the east side of Clearwater, nearer to big cities Tampa and St. Petersburg than Russell Stadium.