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Jack Russell Memorial Stadium

A look back at Jack Russell Memorial Stadium, the former home of the Philadelphia Phillies and Clearwater Phillies.


Year Opened: 1955
Former Capacity: 6,942
Dimensions: 340L, 400C, 340R
Surface: Grass
Address/Directions: 800 Phillies Drive, Clearwater. Take Hwy. 19 north of St. Petersburg to Drew Street, where you’ll head west approximately four miles until you get to Greenwood Avenue. At Greenwood, head north (to the right); the stadium is four blocks north.

Since this article was written the ballpark grandstand was torn down, although baseball is still being played at the site.

The former spring home of the Philadelphia Phillies and the regular-season home of the Clearwater Phillies, Jack Russell Stadium was one of the last old-time Florida ballparks still used for spring training, with the Philadelphia Phillies’ last training there before the 2003 season. Built in 1955, it’s ringed by palm trees and exudes a relaxed attitude.

Much of the ballpark was torn down. However, the playing diamond remains, and bleachers allow fans to watch local and college games.

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