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ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA

Baseball Madness: Spring Training in Tampa Bay with the Yankees, Tigers and Rays

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Program #11961RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
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Itinerary for Mar 8 — Mar 13, 2015

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Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre waterfront hotel is located directly on Tampa Bay. Convenient to nearby Gulf beaches and area attractions and all there is to do in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area.

Contact info:
6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane
St. Petersburg, FL, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-867-1151
web: www.marinacoveresort.com

Room amenities: Clock radio; coffe maker; free local phone calls' hair dryer; microwave (on request); refrigerator; 2nd floor rooms have a balcony

Facility amenities: Arcade and game room; ATM; bar and lounge; fitness center; gift shop; wireless internet access in public areas; laundry facilities; private beach; hot tub; 2 outdoor swimming pools; shiffleboard, tennis and volleyball courts.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for prices
Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, March 08 - Arrival/Welcome/Orientation
Afternoon: Hotel Check-in: Available from 3:00 p.m. Program Registration: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar desk in the lobby to register with the program staff, to get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule and other important information, and to confirm the time and location of the Orientation session. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet at the front desk when you check in. Orientation: The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the program theme, the up-to-date daily schedule and any changes, discuss safety guidelines, emergency procedures, roles and responsibilities, and answer any questions you may have Scheduled free time is set aside for your personal independent exploration. The Group Leader will often be available during free time to accompany informal excursions, activities, or meals that have been excluded from the program cost. You are welcome to join if you like, with any associated costs on your own.

Dinner: In our private dining room at the hotel, enjoy a seated dinner including salad, a hot entrée, side dishes, bread, dessert, plus iced tea, coffee/decaf, water; other beverages available for purchase

Evening: Time on your own to enjoy the pools, views, and other amenities of the hotel continue to get to know your fellow participants, or rest from your travels

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre waterfront hotel is located directly on Tampa Bay. Convenient to nearby Gulf beaches and area attractions and all there is to do in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area.

Contact info:
6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane
St. Petersburg, FL, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-867-1151
web: www.marinacoveresort.com

Room amenities: Clock radio; coffe maker; free local phone calls' hair dryer; microwave (on request); refrigerator; 2nd floor rooms have a balcony

Facility amenities: Arcade and game room; ATM; bar and lounge; fitness center; gift shop; wireless internet access in public areas; laundry facilities; private beach; hot tub; 2 outdoor swimming pools; shiffleboard, tennis and volleyball courts.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for prices
Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, March 09 - Lectures on pro vs. college ball Field trip Eveni...
Breakfast: In our private dining room, the breakfast buffet offers hot items such as eggs (boiled or scrambled), breakfast meat (bacon or sausage), oatmeal, fruit, yogurt, pastry or breakfast bread, plus juice, coffee, tea, water.

Morning: Begin the morning with Eckerd College Asst. Athletic Director, Asst. Prof. Physical Education and former Coach Bill Mathews for a discussion about the differences and similarities between college and professional baseball. After a brief refreshment break between classes, Coach Mathews, will walk you through team strategy, roster lineups and how to use a scorecard. Coach Mathews is the Tampa Bay Rays official MLB game scorecard keeper and had the honor of scoring during the 2008 playoffs and World Series at Tropicana Field. Coach will explain what constitutes an "error" and how he makes on the spot decisions during a game.

Lunch: Lunch is served at table in our private dining room

Afternoon: Board our Eckerd College coach for a baseball related field trip

Dinner: Dinner at the Eckerd College Continuing Education Café. The buffet at the café includes hot entrees, side dishes, salad bar, soup, deli meats, bread, fresh fruit, desserts and beverages. Self-service format with trays.

Evening: Baseball related lecture or presentation

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre waterfront hotel is located directly on Tampa Bay. Convenient to nearby Gulf beaches and area attractions and all there is to do in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area.

Contact info:
6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane
St. Petersburg, FL, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-867-1151
web: www.marinacoveresort.com

Room amenities: Clock radio; coffe maker; free local phone calls' hair dryer; microwave (on request); refrigerator; 2nd floor rooms have a balcony

Facility amenities: Arcade and game room; ATM; bar and lounge; fitness center; gift shop; wireless internet access in public areas; laundry facilities; private beach; hot tub; 2 outdoor swimming pools; shiffleboard, tennis and volleyball courts.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for prices
Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, March 10 - Spring Training game - Detroit Tigers at Philadel...
Spring Training game - Detroit Tigers at Philadelphia Phillies Lecture about Babe Ruth

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in our private dining room

Morning: The Eckerd motorcoach takes you to Brighthouse Field in Clearwater attend a game - the Detroit Tigers at the Philadelphia Phillies.

Lunch: Box lunches provided for eating on the bus or at the ball park

Afternoon: Spring Training Game - Detroit Tigers at Philadelphia Phillies. Return to the hotel after the game

Dinner: Dinner at the CEC Café

Evening: Eckerd Professor and author, Lee Irby captivates you with tales of Babe Ruth, American

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre waterfront hotel is located directly on Tampa Bay. Convenient to nearby Gulf beaches and area attractions and all there is to do in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area.

Contact info:
6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane
St. Petersburg, FL, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-867-1151
web: www.marinacoveresort.com

Room amenities: Clock radio; coffe maker; free local phone calls' hair dryer; microwave (on request); refrigerator; 2nd floor rooms have a balcony

Facility amenities: Arcade and game room; ATM; bar and lounge; fitness center; gift shop; wireless internet access in public areas; laundry facilities; private beach; hot tub; 2 outdoor swimming pools; shiffleboard, tennis and volleyball courts.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for prices
Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, March 11 - Lecture: Ethics of Baseball Spring Training Game:...
Lecture: Ethics of Baseball Spring Training Game: Red Sox at Yankees Experiences of a Sportscaster

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in our private dining room

Morning: Lecture: Coach Mathews delves into the ethics of baseball After a break, board the Eckerd College coach to Steinbrenner Field in Tampa to watch the Boston Red Sox at the New York Yankees

Lunch: Box lunches provided for eating on the bus or at the ball park

Afternoon: Spring Training Game. Return to the hotel after the game.

Dinner: Dinner at the CEC Dining Room

Evening: Lecture: Rays broadcaster Dewayne Staats shares the Experiences of a Sports Broadcaster

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: With two pools and private beach, this full service 18-acre waterfront hotel is located directly on Tampa Bay. Convenient to nearby Gulf beaches and area attractions and all there is to do in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area.

Contact info:
6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane
St. Petersburg, FL, FL 33711 USA
phone: 727-867-1151
web: www.marinacoveresort.com

Room amenities: Clock radio; coffe maker; free local phone calls' hair dryer; microwave (on request); refrigerator; 2nd floor rooms have a balcony

Facility amenities: Arcade and game room; ATM; bar and lounge; fitness center; gift shop; wireless internet access in public areas; laundry facilities; private beach; hot tub; 2 outdoor swimming pools; shiffleboard, tennis and volleyball courts.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for prices
Call the hotel directly at 727-867-1151 for prices.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, March 12 - Spring Training Game: Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa ...
Spring Training Game: Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays Monroe to Madden Lecture on the world's largest collection of signed baseballs

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in our private dining room

Morning: We travel today to Charlotte Sports Park, spring training home of the Tampa Bay Rays to watch them play the Toronto Blue Jays

Lunch: For a full flavor of baseball fare, vouchers for a hot dog, chips and drink will be our lunch in the open-aired park.

Afternoon: Spring Training Game. Return to the hotel after the game

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Evening: After a quick dinner, we board the bus to enjoy "Happy Hour with the Historian" at the St. Petersburg Museum of History. The lecture is "From Monroe to Madden: Baseball in St. Petersburg" by Dennis Schrader. Dennis has recently given his Guinness Book of Records certified world's largest collection of baseballs on long term loan to the museum. It promises to be an evening of great stories about baseball. There will be opportunity to view the exhibit which uses the collection as part of an enlightening exhibit about the history of baseball.

Lodging: Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, March 13 - Lecture: The Law and Baseball
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in our private dining room

Morning: Stetson Law Professor Michael Allen offers his insight into the law and baseball

Lunch: Lunch in our private dining room. Program concludes with lunch today. Thank you for choosing Eckerd College and the Magnuson Hotel for your Road Scholar experience. Have a safe journey and come see us again soon.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
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