Fort Lauderdale Stadium

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Fort Lauderdale Stadium
Inside Fort Lauderdale Stadium.
Full name Fort Lauderdale Municipal Stadium
Location 1401 NW 55th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Coordinates 26°11′44″N 80°9′40″W / 26.19556°N 80.16111°W / 26.19556; -80.16111Coordinates: 26°11′44″N 80°9′40″W / 26.19556°N 80.16111°W / 26.19556; -80.16111
Owner City of Fort Lauderdale
Capacity 8,340[1]
Field size Left - 332 ft.
Center - 401 ft.
Right - 320 ft.
Surface Grass
Opened 1962
Tenants
New York Yankees (AL) (spring training) (1962-1995)
Fort Lauderdale Yankees (FSL) (1962-1992)
Fort Lauderdale Red Sox (FSL) (1993)
Baltimore Orioles (AL) (spring training) (1996-2009)
Federal League Semi-Pro Baseball (1996-2010)
Fort Lauderdale Strikers (training) (2010-2016)

Fort Lauderdale Stadium is a baseball stadium located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida next to Lockhart Stadium. Fort Lauderdale Stadium was most recently leased to Traffic Sports USA (owners of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers) in June 2011.

The New York Yankees trained at the stadium between 1962 and 1995. The Fort Lauderdale Yankees of the minor league Florida State League played home games in the stadium from 1962 through 1992. The Fort Lauderdale Red Sox played home games there in 1993, after an unsuccessful attempt to move from Winter Haven to Fort Myers (they ended up the following year in Sarasota). The Baltimore Orioles held Spring Training at the stadium from 1996 to 2009.[2] Memorabilia from the short-lived Fort Lauderdale Red Sox are rare and considered collectors' items. The stadium formerly hosted Federal League Semi-Pro Baseball games throughout the year.

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  1. ^ "Venues - NASL - USA - Results, fixtures, tables and news - Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 10 April 2018. 
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