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Fort Lauderdale Stadium

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Fort Lauderdale Stadium
Inside Fort Lauderdale Stadium.
Full nameFort Lauderdale Municipal Stadium
Location1401 NW 55th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Coordinates26°11′44″N 80°9′40″W / 26.19556°N 80.16111°W / 26.19556; -80.16111
OwnerCity of Fort Lauderdale
Capacity8,340[2] (7,800 in 1962[1])
Field sizeLeft - 332 ft.
Center - 401 ft.
Right - 320 ft.
DemolishedJune 15, 2019[citation needed]
Construction cost$800,000[1]
New York Yankees (AL) (spring training) (1962-1995)
Fort Lauderdale Yankees (FSL) (1962-1992)
Fort Lauderdale Red Sox (FSL) (1993)
Baltimore Orioles (AL) (spring training) (1996-2009)
Federal League Semi-Pro Baseball (1996-2010)
Fort Lauderdale Strikers (training) (2010-2016)

Fort Lauderdale Stadium was a baseball stadium located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida next to Lockhart Stadium. The stadium was demolished in June 2019 as part of the construction of Inter Miami CF Stadium for Inter Miami CF.[3]

The New York Yankees announced in March 1961 that they would move spring training from St. Petersburg, Florida to Fort Lauderdale where a new stadium would be built for the team at an estimated cost of $500,000 with 4,000 covered seats and 4,000 bleacher seats.[4]

The Yankees trained at the stadium between 1962 and 1995. The Fort Lauderdale Yankees of the minor league Florida State League played home games in the stadium from 1962 through 1992. The Fort Lauderdale Red Sox played home games there in 1993, after an unsuccessful attempt to move from Winter Haven to Fort Myers (they ended up the following year in Sarasota).

The Baltimore Orioles held spring training at the stadium from 1996 to 2009.[5]

Fort Lauderdale Stadium was last leased to Traffic Sports USA (owners of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers) in June 2011.


  1. ^ a b Hurtibise, Ron (May 4, 2019). "Say goodbye to Fort Lauderdale's 'Yankee' and Lockhart stadiums". Sun-Sentinel. Fort Lauderdale, FL. Retrieved June 13, 2019.
  2. ^ "Venues - NASL - USA - Results, fixtures, tables and news - Soccerway". Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  3. ^ Kepner, Tyler (October 22, 2019). "Nationals' Juan Soto Goes From Tiniest Stage to Biggest". The New York Times. Retrieved November 11, 2019. It was demolished a few months ago
  4. ^ "Yanks Plan to Shift to Ft. Lauderdale Site". Philadelphia Inquirer. March 20, 1961. pp. 30–31.
  5. ^ Talalay, Sarah (February 17, 2010). "Spring training opens, but not at Fort Lauderdale Stadium". Sun-Sentinel. Fort Lauderdale, FL. Retrieved April 21, 2019.

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