Bright House Field

Fans Flock to Florida

Without fans coming to Clearwater each spring training and the loyal local fans filling the stands for the minor league games, Baseball in Clearwater wouldn't be possible.

For years, Clearwater has been an iconic place for Phillies fans around the Delaware Valley. Hearing legendary announcers Harry Kalas and Richie Ashburn talk about the white-sand beaches and the crystal water enticed generation of fans to make Clearwater a regular vacation spot.

Just as important as those who make Clearwater a vacation destination are those who call Clearwater home. Local residents play a critical role in making baseball relevant beyond the six weeks the professionals are in town.

Clearwater plays host to the Single A affiliate of the Phillies, the Clearwater Threshers. From April through September, the Threshers are the baseball team of choice in Clearwater. Locals pack Bright House Field to see the Phillies of the future.

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