Sanford Memorial Stadium

Park Name: Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium

Tenants: Sanford River Rats (Florida Collegiate Baseball League)

Opened: 1951

Grandstand Rebuilt: 2001

Address: 1201 South Melonville Avenue, Sanford, Florida 32771

Dimensions: 330' (L), 385' (C), 330' (R)

Former Tenants: 

New York Giants (Spring Training) 1951-1958

Sanford Giants (Florida State League) 1951

Sanford Seminole Blues (Florida State League) 1952

Sanford Cardinals (Florida State League) 1953, 1955

Sanford Greyhounds (Florida State League) 1959-1960

Seminole County Naturals (Florida Winter Baseball League) 2009

Seminole County Scorpions (Florida Collegiate Summer League) 2018-2019

Seminole County Snappers (Florida Collegiate Summer League) 2020-2022

The view from behind home plate at Sanford Memorial Stadium.

The view from down the first base line.

The view from down the third base line.

The grandstand at Sanford Memorial Stadium, as seen from the left field corner of the park.

The press box sits at the top of the seating bowl behind home plate.

Most of the seating in the park is on aluminum bleachers, but a walkway separates those seats from three rows of folding stadium seats closer to the field.

The grandstand features a corrugated metal roof that extends over most of the seating and several large hanging lights for night games.

The main concourse, underneath the stands, at Sanford Memorial Stadium.

The clubhouse and palm trees in the left field corner of the field.

The field-level dugouts.

The field features a wide area of foul territory between home plate and the backstop and dirt paths leading from each dugout.

The outfield wall flattens out in center field, leating to some sharp corners in  right-center and left-center field. An elementary school and youth ball fields stand behind the fence where the Giants practice fields used to be.

The scoreboard stands above the left field wall.

Action on the field during a Florida Collegiate Summer League showcase game at Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium.