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Major League Baseball: Spring Training

May 29, 2009
FL Guide

Southwest Florida has been a hotbed for Major League Baseball spring training for decades. Legends of the game such as Roberto Clemente and George Brett once roamed the grounds at Terry Park in Fort Myers.

Currently, there are three MLB teams that train in Southwest Florida. The Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox have held their camps in Fort Myers for 19 and 18 years, respectively, while the Tampa Bay Rays concluded their first spring in Charlotte in 2009.

The Twins conduct their camp at the Lee County Sports Complex at 14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway. Their games are played at the 7,500-seat Hammond Stadium.

The Red Sox play their Grapefruit League games at the 6,990-seat City of Palms Park, located at 2201 Edison Avenue near downtown Fort Myers. The Red Sox have a new $80 million spring training facility being constructed in Fort Myers, which could be ready in 2012.

The Rays play their home games at Charlotte Sports Park, located at 2300 El Jobean Road in Port Charlotte.

* Boston Red Sox Baseball

City of Palms Park

2201 Edison Ave.

Fort Myers, FL 33901

239-334-4799

* Minnesota Twins Baseball

Lee County Sports Complex

14400 Six Mile Cypress Parkway

Fort Myers, FL 33912

239-768-4210

* Tampa Bay Rays

Charlotte Sports Park

2300 El Jobean Road

Port Charlotte, FL 33948

941-206-3511

 
 

 

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