Phillies Overview

Fast facts

League: Grapefruit League

Head Coach: Gabe Kapler

Team Mascot: Phillie Phanatic

Year Opened: 2004

Capacity: 8500

City / State: Clearwater / Florida

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Phillies vs Mets

Rival Team: New York Mets

Said to be one of the more heated rivalries in the National League, you’ll be in for a treat when attending a Mets-Phillies game. Between the many brawls of the 1980s, to the unbalanced scheduling in the early 2000s that made divisional rivalries meet each other more frequently, to the controversial statements made by both teams regarding their rivals’ status in the NL, this rivalry is always interesting to watch.

Phillies vs Braves

Rival Team: Atlanta Braves

The Phillies and Braves have both been members of the National League for over a century, but the rivalry between the two didn’t really kick off until the ‘90s. The two teams met in the 1993 NLCS, and in 1994 the Phillies and Braves became NL East rivals. There is plenty of bad blood between the two, so don’t miss it when the Braves and Phils square off.

Phillies vs Nationals

Rival Team: Washington Nationals

Philadelphia and Washington D.C. are located within three hours of each other meaning you’ll find plenty of both teams fans at matchups between the Phillies and Nationals. The mixed crowd and the bragging rights make attending a Phillies-Nats game a can’t miss experience for any baseball fan.

Phillies vs Pirates

Rival Team: Pittsburgh Pirates

The Phillies and Pirates used to have a strong cross-state rivalry. However, things have cooled a bit between these two Keystone State rivals since the Pirates moved to the NL Central. While the rivalry may not be as heated as in the past, you’ll still be in for a good time when taking in a Phillies-Pirates game.

Phillies Tailgate Guide


When attending a Phillies spring training game in Clearwater, you’ll want to get to the ballpark and enjoy the sights and sounds surrounding Phillies spring training. One of the can’t-miss parts of attending spring training is watching your favorite team practice before the season. You can get up-close to the players unlike anywhere else during spring training, so take advantage of this opportunity and watch your favorite players practice before the start of the Grapefruit League season.

Phillies fans will also want to take a minute before entering the ballpark to see “The Ace.” “The Ace” is a statue located outside the main entrance and presents an excellent photo op for any baseball fan. Stop by and see it before entering the ballpark to get the full Phillies spring training experience.

Finally, you’ll want to head to Lenny’s Restaurant before the game. Lenny’s boasts the “Best Breakfast in Clearwater” and doesn’t disappoint. You’ll meet lots of Phils fans at the popular eatery making it one of the best parts of arriving early to the ballpark.

Enjoy the atmosphere before the game as well as the ability to see your favorite players practice when getting to Spectrum Field early in the morning or early in the season.


Phillies Practices

Phillies practices before the Grapefruit League starts, as well as minor league practices, are held at the Carpenter Complex and typically start at 10 am. When attending a Phillies spring training game, you’ll see the majority of the big league team doing their pre-game workouts inside the stadium. There are usually some players who are less likely to make the team taking batting practice on the fields near the stadium as well.

The Ace

Before entering the ballpark, make sure to get a picture with the statue outside titled “The Ace.” “The Ace” is a must-see for anyone attending a Phillies spring training game, so don’t miss it during your visit.

Where to tailgate

Phillies Stadium Guide

In Game

Spectrum Field is the gold standard when it comes to spring training ballparks making a Phillies spring training game a must for Phils fans as well as baseball fans everywhere. The gorgeous ballpark offers excellent views of the field throughout and is one of the few Grapefruit League stadiums to feature an open concourse. No matter where you are at Spectrum Field, you’ll have no trouble catching any of the action.

In addition to the excellent views, Spectrum Field is the perfect place to get an autograph from your favorite Phillies before the game. Fans line up in Sections 118-120 before the game to get as many signatures as possible, and if you want to ensure you’ll get your stuff signed, make sure to find a spot along the wall in Section 120.

Phillies fans also love Frenchy’s Tiki Pavilion in left field. The full-service bar is the best place to grab a drink, and it offers you an opportunity to throw a few back with fellow Phillies fans during the game. Just make sure to buy a ticket for the section as you’ll need one to enter the bar.

Finally, Spectrum Field has a lot to offer kids and families as well. Kids will love playing in the Kids Zone, while the outfield berm is fun for the entire family. The gives kids room to move around and provides adults with the ability to sit right above both teams’ bullpens.

Phillies fans will have a fantastic time taking in a game at Spectrum Field, so get your tickets to spring training today.

Things to check out


The best place to get an autograph from your favorite Phillie before the game is in Sections 118-120. The majority of players sign autographs here making it easy for you to get quite a few signatures before the game. If you want to get an autograph from a visiting player, make your way to Section 104 near their dugout. You can also get autographs outside the ballpark by waiting around the black fence by the player parking lot after the game. Additionally, those of you with tickets in the Picnic Terrace will want to get some autographs from the players as they walk by you on their way to and from the clubhouse.

Frenchy's Tiki Pavilion

Phillies fans love Frenchy’s Tiki Pavilion. The full-service bar is the best place in the ballpark to get a drink and a great place to talk ball with fellow Phillies fans as well. The one drawback is that you need a ticket to enter, so make sure to buy tickets to Frenchy’s Tiki Pavilion when attending a Phillies spring training game.

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Outfield Berm

One of the best ways to watch a Phillies spring training game is from the outfield berm. The outfield berm allows you to sit back in the grass and enjoy a beautiful day as well as some Phillies baseball. The berm also puts you right on top of the bullpens thanks to their location within the stadium.

Diamond Outfitters

Diamond Outfitters is located next to the West Game and is the best place to buy a souvenir at the game. You’ll find an incredible variety of Phillies merchandise here, so stop by and check out Diamond Outfitters.

Phillies Bars & Restaurants

  1. Crown & Bull

    Crown and Bull cold cuts

    Our recipes are refined modern American dishes made from scratch with the best seasonal, responsibly sourced, and local ingredients.

    319 Main St, Dunedin, FL 34698, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  2. Bon Appetit Restaurant & Bar


    Seafood restaurant on the water with an elegant dining room & outdoor bar plus a patio & views.

    148 Marina Plaza, Dunedin, FL 34698, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  3. Fuzzy’s Sports Bar & Grill

    Bull McCabes Irish Pub beer

    Unfussy outpost offering brews, TVs & basic bar bites, plus a daily happy hour in casual surrounds.

    1270 S Highland Ave, Clearwater, FL 33756, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  4. Pan Filo’s Co. Bar & Grill

    Pan Filos Co Bar and Grill

    Known for its gourmet tacos, this vibrant Mexican joint offers a full bar & billiards.

    656 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $

  5. Eddie’s Bar & Grill


    Sports bar serving wings, burgers & beer in bright, casual environs with a game room & lots of TVs.

    1283 Bayshore Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  6. Clear Sky Draught Haus

    Clear Sky Draught Haus

    Relaxed, neighborhood locale with lots of craft beer options & pub grub, plus outdoor seating & TVs.

    680 Main St, Dunedin, FL 34698, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  7. The Living Room on Main

    The Living Room on Main

    Warm, casual bar/eatery with locally sourced sharing plates, plus a dog-friendly patio & live music.

    487 Main St, Dunedin, FL 34698, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  8. The Brown Boxer

    Brown Boxer

    Brews & a varied menu of pub grub favorites in a casual yet classy sports bar with a relaxed setup.

    483 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767, USA

    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  9. Windward Bar & Grille

    Windward Bar and Grille

    Choose from a classic set of savory Appetizers, Soups, Salads, Burgers, Sandwiches, Pizza, Calzones, and Stromboli.

    282 Windward Passage, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  10. Flanagan’s Irish Pub

    Alcohol Bottles

    Laid-back pub serving Irish & American bar bites, plus trivia & live music some nights.

    465 Main St, Dunedin, FL 34698, USA

    Bar website

    european - $$

  11. Skip’s Bar & Grill

    burger McGrearys Restaurant Celestial Cafe

    No-frills neighborhood watering hole offering beer, pub grub & outdoor picnic tables.

    371 Main St, Dunedin, FL 34698, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  12. Monkey Bar

    Bar Bordertown Grill

    Cool people, great drinks outstanding food.

    1681 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33755, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  13. Lenny’s Restaurant

    Lennys Restaurant

    Venerable eatery is an unpretentious staple for all-day country breakfasts & American lunch fare.

    21220 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33765, USA

    Bar website

    american - $

  14. Rumba Island Bar & Grill


    Jamaican recipes & drink specials in an island atmosphere with a tiki bar, deck & live music.

    1800 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33765, USA

    Bar website

    american - $$

  15. Homestyle BBQ


    BBQ like never before!

    1701 N Fort Harrison Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755, USA

    Bar website

    bbq - $

  16. Pierogi Grill


    Deli & eatery turns out Polish comfort fare, notably pierogi with sweet or savory fillings.

    1535 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33755, USA

    Bar website

    european - $$

  17. Marcela’s Mexican Restaurant


    Fresh ingredients are the only thing you'll see in their kitchen. Rest assured the food will be amazing.

    1623 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33755, USA

    Bar website

    mexican - $

  18. Granadino’s Italian Restaurant


    All type of the Italian specialties: Pastas, Pizzas, Lasagnas, Chicken Parmesan Fettucini Alfredo, Veal & Seafood

    1840 Drew St, Clearwater, FL 33765, USA

    Bar website

    italian - $$