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


                                                  Photo of Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium

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. 

                                               Stadium Field Opening Day 2018 

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.

                                                     Buddy Lake Room 2018         


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