Spectrum Field, located in the heart of Clearwater, FL, is where the Philadelphia Phillies have trained for the last 16 years. Both Florida locals and Phillies fans, which many are trying to escape the low temperatures up north, flock to see their team play during spring training year in and year out. However, both fan bases will feel right at home with some of the ballpark’s best food treats.
A Clearwater Beach staple include Frenchy’s, a favorite for locals since 1981. Frenchy’s has expanded from its five locations to a Tiki Bar inside Spectrum Field. Fans can enjoy a full bar and fruity beverages from left field. In addition, the park has expanded the Tiki Bar into the Tiki Terrace that allows fans to purchase tickets to sit at the terrace level in left field. With high top chairs and table tops, rest assured this might be one of the best seats in the house.
Next up, another local favorite in Clearwater Beach is the Palm Pavilion. Fans can also enjoy the game as a local would by sitting in the Palm Pavilion Patio section. With the slogan, ” There is no place like this place anywhere near this place so this must be the place,” the Palm Pavilion strives to carry this motto into the ballpark. The patio offers seats and covered tables and chairs along the third base line and features a buffet catered by the seafood restaurant. This section can be rented out for private groups and occasions.
Moving on to some true Philadelphia delicacies, the ballpark offers a slew of tasty options to make a true Phillies fan feel like they were in Citizens Bank Park. First up, Delco’s Cheesesteaks. Smothered with provolone cheese, onions and sandwiched between a hoagie bun, the savory sandwich is a ballpark favorite for fans. The perfect compliment for the famous cheesesteak can be found at Abe’s Place. The Philly Fries as they are properly dubbed are spiced crinkle-cut fries served with cheese for dipping.
Finally, finishing off the day fans can indulge in a sweet treat. Philadelphia Water Ice eases the warm temperature and can serve as refreshing delight. With multiple tropical flavors like watermelon, mango, and strawberry it can transport any fan to summers spent in Philadelphia.
Whether a Florida local, a northerner seeking warmer temperature, or you simply find yourself in the neighborhood, Spectrum Field can satisfy any craving.