We are now just a matter of weeks away from the Minnesota Twins embarking upon Hammond Stadium and Lee County Sports Complex to kick of their 2015 Spring Training. This season however, the Twins will be welcomed very differently by their Spring Training home. Thanks to new renovations, the CenturyLink Sports Complex is now different to the tune of $48.5 million.
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On Saturday, the new retail store and ticket office at Hammond Stadium are set to open. For those having visited the stadium previously, you are familiar with the stadium store being about the size of a broom closet. With little room to move around, finding your favorite Twins and Miracle merchandise was much more a chore than an experience.
Vice President of ticket operations Paul Froehle said, “We’re thrilled to be opening our new box office at the CenturyLink Sports Complex. Our new space is much more fan-friendly and will allow for more convenient access to our newly renovated Spring Training facilities.”
On top of the ticket office and retail store, Hammond Stadium and the complex itself has seen some major renovations. With expanded concourses, new and improved concessions, and a host of other facility related improvements, the stadium should have a fresh new feel.
The Twins have always been known as a club that welcomes fans to Spring Training and wants them to experience baseball in a unique way. With the setup of the complex, fans are encouraged to walk around and take in the big league practices and drills. Although the new renovations have upgraded the grounds, that aspect of the experience has not been sacrificed, and will remain one of the calling cards for the Twins in Fort Myers.
Their will be a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially unveil the second half of the Hammond Stadium renovations. That event will take place on the same day that Twins pitchers are catchers are set to report, February 2nd.
Let us know if you’re headed down to Fort Myers, and if so, what you think of the new upgrades.