Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium

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 Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium
1201 S. Mellonville Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771
Phone: 407.688.5000 ext: 5604 
Fax: 407.688.5126

Email: Gene.Manning@sanfordfl.gov  or Brett.Rhodes@sanfordfl.gov  

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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.

stadium 1Baseball and Sanford go together.. Many of the great players have passed through Sanford. Some like Early Wynn, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays and David Eckstein. Others, such as home run king Babe Ruth drew standing room crowds in the twilight of their lives. Still others, such as Tim Raines, Former World Series MVP Anaheim Angels David Eckstein and Hall of Fame announcer Red Barber called Sanford home long before they became household names.  One of the earliest players to use that field was Sanford’s own Bernard “Buddy” Lake. After graduating from Sanford High School in 1930, Lake left Sanford to play in the minor league.

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The Stadium is fully lighted, has full size dugouts, clay warming track surrounding field and 10 ft block wall surrounding the field.  Sanford Memorial Stadium is a non-smoking facility. No coolers, food or pets are permitted inside the stadium.


2 Locker Rooms
2 Offices – 2 telephone lines in each
Access Gates
ADA Certified
Air Conditioned Press box
(Internet Access and Scoreboard box)
Fully equipped maintenance building
Fully operable concession
Multi Purpose Room
Practice field
Speaker System
Trainer’s room

Buddy Lake Room
Dedicated to baseball history
Seating capacity for over 100
Speaker system


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