Major League Baseball: Spring Training
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
* Minnesota Twins Baseball
Lee County Sports Complex
14400 Six Mile Cypress Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33912
* Tampa Bay Rays
Charlotte Sports Park
2300 El Jobean Road
Port Charlotte, FL 33948