Update - June 7, 2022
The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted to approve an agreement for repairs to the boardwalk at Hammond Stadium. Bliss & Nyitray Inc, the structural engineer of record for the 2014-15 renovation, has agreed to pay the cost of remediation of structural issues. Commissioners also authorized the use of Tourist Development Tax funds to pay for waterproofing the boardwalk.
Work is expected to begin this summer. The county will coordinate with the Mighty Mussels as their season progresses.
More details can be found in the County's news release.
Work Completed in Time for Spring Training
The Boardwalk section of Hammond Stadium at the Lee County Sports Complex was reinforced for spring training 2022. The county coordinated the necessary shoring work with its partners, which was completed before spring training began.
The reinforcement is an agreed-upon, safe interim solution as the county and its partners work toward a final remediation plan for the Boardwalk.
The reinforcement plan was created and reviewed by professional engineers licensed in the State of Florida. The county was confident about the safety of the Boardwalk with this plan in place. The public's safety remains our top priority.
Minnesota Twins Information
Hammond Stadium is the home of the Twins Grapefruit League games. For more team information, visit the Twins website or call 800-33-TWINS.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Sept. 21, 2021: Lee County Commissioners approve an agreement with Manhattan Construction Inc. for an engineering study and repairs of Hammond Stadium.
Dec. 7, 2021: Lee County announces internal assessments indicated a closure of the Boardwalk section of Hammond Stadium would be in the best interest of public safety. Twins halt spring training ticket sales for the Boardwalk portion of Hammond Stadium.
December-January-February – Lee County and partners meet regularly.
Feb. 23, 2022: Lee County and Twins announce Boardwalk section reinforcement will result in safe seating areas and use prior to spring training 2022 commencing.
|Internal assessments indicated a closure of the Boardwalk section of Hammond Stadium at the Lee County Sports Complex was in the best interest of public safety while a structural review was conducted.|
The renovation happened in 2014 & 2015.