Osceola County Stadium
|Location||631 Heritage Park Way|
Kissimmee, FL 34744
|Operator||Florida Fire Frogs|
|Field size||Left field: 325 feet (99 m)|
Center field: 405 feet (123 m)
Right field: 325 feet (99 m)
|Osceola Astros (FSL) (1985–1994)|
Florida Fire Frogs (FSL) (2017–present)
Osceola County Stadium is a baseball park located in Kissimmee, Florida. It is the home stadium of the Florida Fire Frogs Class A minor league baseball team of the Florida State League. It served as the spring training home of the Houston Astros and their minor league affiliates from 1985 to 2016. The stadium holds 5,300 people, the smallest seating capacity of any Grapefruit League stadium. It has previously served as the home field for the Class A Florida State League's Kissimmee Cobras (1995–2000) and Osceola Astros (1985–1994).
The Osceola County Stadium and Complex underwent a significant renovation in 2003 at a price of US$18.4 million The renovation increased seating capacity, upgraded the press box, improved the clubhouses, and added "Autograph Alley" which is a popular feature of spring training events.
End of lease
The Florida Fire Frogs have remained at Osceola County Stadium. In May 2019, the team accepted a half-million-dollar buyout from the county to leave at the end of the 2019 season. The stadium will be redeveloped as part of a training complex at Osceola Heritage Park for Orlando City SC of Major League Soccer.
The Osceola County Complex was also home of the Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring where many hopeful future major league umpires went to learn the trade. Additionally, it hosts numerous amateur baseball events throughout the remainder of the year in conjunction with the United States Specialty Sports Association, Triple Crown Sports, World Baseball Federation, and Promotion Sports.
Osceola County Stadium hosted the Johnsonville American Cornhole League (ACL) Championships in 2018.
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