The History of Professional Baseball in Sarasota County (Live)

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Program Description


Take a historical walk through the professional ballparks of Sarasota, starting with the 1924 construction of Payne Park, the concept, bond issue, design and 1989 construction of Ed Smith Stadium, the redesign and renovation of Ed Smith Stadium in 2011, to the present day concept, design and 2019 construction of CoolToday Park. Session will include the political fanfare surrounding each stadium, and special events with prominent historical figures.   

Program presented by Pat Calhoon, Franchise Liaison for Professional Baseball, Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources.

Presented as part of the Sarasota County Centennial. This program will be recorded.

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