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​Spring Training in Lee County

The Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins hold spring training at jetBlue Park, the CenturyLink Sports Complex and Hammond Stadium respectively, and bring plenty of hardcore fans with them. First-rate yet intimate stadiums and a laid-back atmosphere put the teams’ loyal fans close to the action. In general, schedules and ticket prices are released mid-November. Group and season tickets go on sale in late December, and single-game tickets go on sale in late December or early January.

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Spring training offers Boston Red Sox fans a chance to experience the new $78 million jetBlue Park with its state-of-the-art training facilities and room to entertain 11,000 fans. A number of the characteristics of the ballpark are taken from Fenway Park, including a 37-foot high Green Monster in left field, featuring seating both on top of and behind the wall, as well as the manual scoreboard used decades ago. The new complex also includes six practice fields along with other adjoining facilities that house major and minor league operations, rehabilitation center, food facilities, HD video board and interactive family areas. Read more.

 

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The Minnesota Twins have made Hammond Stadium at the CenturyLink Sports Complex, formerly Lee County Sports Complex, their home for spring training since 1991. The Sports Complex is also home to two of Minnesota's minor league affiliates, housing both the Miracle of the Class A Florida State League and the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Twins.

The complex is in the midst of a major renovation aimed at ensuring the facility remains one of the best in Major League Baseball for players and fans. The first phase of the renovations at CenturyLink Sports Complex was unveiled in February 2014 and included renovations to the Minor League clubhouse and administrative areas, an agility field, an expanded Hammond Stadium seating capacity of 9,300 seats, a new parking lot and the completion of a 360-degree boardwalk and concourse.

The second phase of renovations, scheduled for completion in February 2015, will include upgraded and expanded concourses, improved concessions, renovations to the restrooms, premium seating improvements, the expansion of the clubhouse, a new retail store, new spaces for group seating and renovations to the administrative offices and the media facilities.  All of these upgrades will benefit the Twins fans, staff and players. Read more.
 
 

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When the Twins head to Minnesota and the Major League season begins, Hammond Stadium is transformed into the home field for Minor League team the Fort Myers Miracle. The Fort Myers Miracle hosts its season home opener in April, and the season lasts until early September. For more information, visit http://www.miraclebaseball.com/.