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McKechnie Field, Bradenton

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McKechnie Field is a baseball field located in Bradenton, Florida. It is the spring training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and is named for Bradenton resident and baseball great, Bill McKechnie, who led the Pirates in 1925 and the Cincinnati Reds in 1940 to World Series titles. He was also a coach of the Cleveland Indians in 1948. Several notable members of the Baseball Hall of Fame such as, Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, Bill Mazeroski, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Mike Schmidt have played at McKechnie Field during their careers. The stadium also hosts minor league baseball games for the Bradenton Marauders, the Pirates' High-A club in the Florida State League.
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  • Great place for a ball game. If they served the same hot dogs that they serve in Pittsburgh ( Smith's). It would be perfect.  more »
  • This is now called LECOM Field. Nice facility with lots of shaded seats and extensive SRO around the outfield. Comfy seats with cup holders. Lots of food choices. Only negative is neighborhood parking...  more »
  • A great old ballpark. Spring training games are terrific here.The seats are fairly comfortable, there are places around the field to escape the sun, and there are plenty of concession stands around th...  more »
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  • We always have fun at the games. We went on the 4th of July and they had a great firework show after the game. Watch the schedule as many of the games are themed. You can't beat the price.
  • Clean, fun atmosphere. Seats were plentiful and the game was enjoyable from any part of the park. Bathrooms and refreshments were easy to locate.
  • Not a depressed neighborhood, a business neighborhood, all who offer cheap parking. We LOVED the stadium...the flow is right, plenty of choices for food and drink, and a great setting. We aren't Pirates fans, but Sox fans and were treated as if we were part of the home team. Players are very accessible to the public and signed a lot of kids' baseballs. go visit! We will go again...
  • Been watching Pirates Spring Training games here since 2004. 1st night game last Saturday. Neat experience! All kinds of things added on like the boardwalk, extra refreshment stands. Enjoy watching games there. Get to see Pirates every year (from Wexford PA).
  • As a Florida resident, this is my favorite spring training park.. The layout is definitely not cookie cutter and adds to the charm. For those complaining about parking and the lack of a place to go before or after the game, the recently opened Motor City Brewery located a few blocks away has cheap parking and is an excellent before game and after game for a great selection of libations and excellent eats from several food truck staged around a large courtyard with spacious decking shaded by large oaks.