Plant City Stadium
Location1900 S Park Road
Plant City, FL 33563-8113
OwnerCity of Plant City
Capacity6,700
Field sizeLeft – ft.

Center – ft.

Right – ft.
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Opened1988
Renovated1999, 2019
Construction cost$5.7 million (full complex)
ArchitectLescher & Mahoney
Tenants
Tampa Bay Starfish (USAFL) (2015–)
Cincinnati Reds (MLB) (spring training) (1988–1997)
VSI Tampa Bay FC (USL Pro) (2013)
Tampa Bay Vipers practice facility (XFL) (2020)

Plant City Stadium is a stadium in Plant City, Florida with a capacity of about 6,000. It was built in 1988 as the new spring training home of the Cincinnati Reds, who had previously trained at Al Lopez Field in nearby Tampa for many years. In 1998, the Reds left Plant City for Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota. After the departure of the Reds, Plant City Stadium mainly hosted local amateur baseball and softball games.

In 2012, the stadium became the home pitch for several VisionPro Institute developmental soccer teams, including VSI Tampa Bay FC of USL Pro, VSI Tampa Bay FC of the USL Premier Development League, and VSI Tampa Bay FC of the USL W-League.[1] In early 2020, the Tampa Bay Vipers of the XFL will renovate and take over the facility for use as its practice facilities.[2]

References

  1. ^ http://www.tampabay.com/resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/03/brn_soccer032913_10532812_8col.jpg
  2. ^ "XFL turns eyes to Plant City". 15 August 2019.

Coordinates: 27°59′51″N 82°06′28″W / 27.9974897°N 82.1079111°W / 27.9974897; -82.1079111