Acid Flashback Friday: Dunedin Stadium

Finally, it’s less than a week away from when pitchers and catchers report to camp. If you’re like me, you’re chomping at the bit for Spring Training to arrive so the 2010 season can finally begin. Some folks are even lucky enough to actually head down to Florida to take in some of the action.

Since Spring Training is just around the corner, this week for Acid Flashback Friday, we’ll take a look at a ballpark that has cemented itself deep within Blue Jays history: Dunedin Stadium.

For the past 20 years, Dunedin Stadium has been the home for the Blue Jays each and every spring, as well as the home field for the Jays Single A affiliate, the Dunedin Blue Jays.


I’ve never been there personally, but from what I’ve heard, it’s an amazing experience to watch a game there. In fact, Sports Illustrated named Dunedin Stadium as one of its top five ballparks to watch a Spring Training ballgame.

I can only imagine what it’s like to watch the Blue Jays there on a sunny Florida afternoon, with the palm trees swaying in the background. It’s a wonder that the players ever want to leave Florida and head north at the end of Spring Training for the cold, desolate place otherwise known as Canada in the month of April.

Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.

9 thoughts on “Acid Flashback Friday: Dunedin Stadium

  • February 12, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    The Mets are not interested in Barajas. F^&* He doesn't sign and no B Draft pick? shit……The Jays will get screwed NO other team wants him!

  • February 12, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    I'm going over March Break for the first time. So excited!

  • February 12, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I am jealous! Never been to Dunedin, but it would be very cool to catch a Spring Training game one day. Have fun!

  • February 13, 2010 at 1:57 am

    At this point I'd be happy with a warm breeze and some mlb gameday. This year might be my first to catch a game in T.O., but Florida is not in the near future.

  • February 13, 2010 at 3:05 am

    It's just around the corner, thankfully! And at least we can listen to the spring training games on GameDay.

    I hope you get a chance to catch a game this year – make sure it's the Jays/Phillies series!

  • February 13, 2010 at 4:52 am

    I live in Dunedin and have been a Jays fan for years and know the people who run the Jays Operation here. Welcome back Jays! is our welcome call to our Jays fans. The stadium is indeed a great place to catch a game. Come on down and find out why we call our town Delightful Dunedin.

  • February 13, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Dunedin's going to be awesome this year.

    Jenkins and Alvarez anchoring the staff. Ahrens, JJack, Tolisano and Sierra will likely benefit from repeating (I think Sierra will start there.). Pastornicky and McDade joining from Lansing. Wellington Ramirez, Van Kirk and a few other "older" guys should lead the offense.

  • February 13, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Big Time, be sure to say hi to the Jays for us! Never been to Dunedin, but it's definitely on my bucket list.

    Gil, I'll be honest … I'm not all that familiar with the players on the Single A team. I should get to know them better!

  • March 4, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    I am lucky enough to be driving down and catching a game in Dunedin as well as seeing the Jays in Sarasota and Lakeland. If anyone is interested in a ride down I do have room in my car.

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