Based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Florida Department of Health the lead agency regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 in Florida, and in close consultation with the Seminole County Office of Emergency Management, the City of Sanford provides the following temporary closures and cancellations, effective immediately:
Rentals and City Facilities
Rentals of all City facilities are now cancelled through April 30, 2020. City facilities closed through April 30 include: Sanford Civic Center, Monroe Hall, Sanford Museum, Shuffleboard Club, Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium, Chase Park, Larry A. Dale Aquatic Center, Westside Community Center, Sanford Senior Center, Pinehurst Park, Bettye D. Smith Cultural Arts Center and the Splash Pad located at FT. Mellon Park.
Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium
1201 S. Mellonville Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771
Phone: 407.688.5000 ext: 5604
Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium is the home of Sanford Babe Ruth Baseball and the Sanford River Rats of the Florida Collegiate Summer League. The ballpark is located just south of Lake Monroe on Mellonville Avenue, less than a mile from Historic Downtown Sanford.
Baseball and Sanford go way, way, back! Some of the great players who passed through Sanford were Early Wynn, Jackie Robinson, and Willie Mays. Still others, such as MLB's career stolen base leader Tim Raines, former Anaheim Angels World Series MVP, David Eckstein and Hall of Fame announcer Red Barber called Sanford Memorial Stadium home long before they became household names. Perhaps the next Hall of Famer is playing on the historic field this week? Check out the schedule and come to the ballpark and take in a game or two, who knows you may see the next Hall of Famer beginning a career.
Sanford Memorial Stadium is a non-smoking facility. Stadium amenities include locker rooms, press box, concession stand and is a gated facility. No coolers, food or pets are permitted inside the stadium.
Buddy Lake Room
The Buddy Lake multipurpose room is dedicated to Sanford's baseball history. One of the earliest players to use that field was Sanford's own Bernard "Buddy" Lake, who after graduating from Sanford High School in 1930, left to play in the minor leagues. The facility has a kitchen, PA system, restrooms, and a seating capacity of 100. The room is located inside the stadium and is available for rent during most days.
Call the Sanford Memorial Stadium to book your next event!