MCKECHNIE FIELD

McKenchie Field, Spring Training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates

Bradenton, FL

Opening in 1923, the Spring Training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, McKechnie Field, is the oldest stadium in the Grapefruit League. Built in 1923, its first tenant was the St. Louis Cardinals. In the early 1990s, the ballpark was rebuilt and it’s named after former Bradenton resident and Hall of Fame manager Bill McKechnie. The Pirates have been playing here for more than three decades. McKechnie Field has a seating capacity of over 6,600 and lights were installed in 2008.

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