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George M. Steinbrenner Field
Legends field.JPG
Former names Legends Field (1996-2008)
Location Tampa, Florida
Opened 1996
Owner Tampa Sports Authority
Operator New York Yankees
Surface Grass
Architect Lescher & Mahoney
Capacity 11,000
Field dimensions Left field - 318 ft
Left-center - 399 ft
Center field - 408 ft
Right-center - 385 ft
Right field - 314 ft [1]
Tenants
New York Yankees (spring training)
Tampa Yankees (FSL) (1996-present)

George M. Steinbrenner Field, formerly known as Legends Field,[2] is a baseball stadium located in Tampa, Florida. The stadium was built in 1996 and holds almost 11,000 people with an addition in right field built in 2007.[3] George M. Steinbrenner Field serves as the home of the Tampa Yankees, the Class A Advanced affiliate of the New York Yankees. The stadium also serves as the spring training home of the New York Yankees.[4]

The ballpark had been known as Legends Field since its inaugural season in 1996. The park was renamed in honor of George Steinbrenner, the Yankees owner and Tampa resident, on March 27, 2008 [1]. In 2008, Barack Obama had a campaign speech there with members from the Tampa Bay Rays, the local Major League Baseball team. Several prominent members were at the speech, including Johnny Gomes. The dimensions of the field precisely mimic that of the old Yankee Stadium. Outside of the stadium are plaques commemorating Yankees whose numbers have been retired. George M. Steinbrenner Field is located across the street from Raymond James Stadium, home of the National Football League's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Panoramic View of a Tampa Yankees Game vs the Charlotte Stone Crabs

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Coordinates: 27°58′49″N 82°30′24″W / 27.98028°N 82.50667°W / 27.98028; -82.50667

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