Hammond Stadium

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Hammond Stadium is a baseball field located in the Lee County Sports Complex in South Fort Myers, Florida, United States. The stadium was built in and holds 7,500 people. It is the Spring Training home of the Minnesota Twins, and houses their Class A Advanced affiliate, the Fort Myers Miracle, in the Florida State League. The Twins' Rookie League affiliate, the Gulf Coast League Twins also play in the Lee County Sports Complex, however, not at Hammond Stadium.

The stadium is named in honor of former Lee County Commissioner, Bill Hammond, who was instrumental in getting the Lee County Sports complex built to draw the Twins from their previous Spring home, Orlando, Florida. Hammond Stadium's outer facade was designed with Churchill Downs in mind. The parking rows all feature streets signs named to honor former Twins greats-- including Bert Blyleven, Kirby Puckett and Kent Hrbek. There is also a waterfall fountain near the stadium's entrance.

The Twins won the World Series following their first Spring Training in Hammond Stadium. Their agreement with Lee County for use of the complex runs through 2011. The Florida State League held the 48th annual Florida State League All-Star Game at Hammond Stadium in June . The previous time the league held the mid-season classic in Fort Myers was .

Hammond Stadium is one of three Spring training facilities in Fort Myers. The Boston Red Sox train in City of Palms Park in Downtown Fort Myers. Terry Park Ballfield (also known as the Park T....
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