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Progress Energy Park/Al Lang Field

Categories: Attraction, Stadium

Features: Baseball/softball fields, City parks, Kid-friendly

Alcohol: Beer and wine only

Parking: Lot

More in this neighborhood: Downtown St. Petersburg

Al Lang Field at Progress Energy Park has a storied history and a stunning waterfront setting. Al Lang, St. Petersburg's "Mr. Baseball," brought Major League Baseball spring training to St. Petersburg. Nine different teams called the city home, beginning with the St. Louis Browns in 1914. By 1940, voters agreed a modern ballpark was needed. It opened in 1947, named for Mr. Baseball and was the spring home of the St. Louis Cardinals. In 1977, when the renovations for this 6,439-seat ballpark were completed, it kept Lang's name.

From 1998 until 2008, the Tampa Bay Rays held spring training here. 

Now it's home to the Tampa Bay Rowdies professional soccer team, and it hosts an international baseball league for a short time in the spring.

The facility has also been used for band competitions, antique and classic car shows and concerts. A popular farmers market sets up in its parking lot every Saturday.

Events at Progress Energy Park/Al Lang Field

Downtown Saturday Morning Market
Saturday, November 28, 2015 9:00am
Saturday, December 5, 2015 9:00am
Saturday, December 12, 2015 9:00am
Saturday, December 19, 2015 9:00am
Saturday, December 26, 2015 9:00am

St. Petersburg Preservation: Original Downtown Walking Tour
Saturday, December 5, 2015 10:00am

St. Petersburg Preservation: Waterfront Tour
Saturday, December 12, 2015 10:00am

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Progress Energy Park/Al Lang Field - Downtown St. Petersburg