Baseball & Spring Training in The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel
First-rate yet intimate stadiums and a laid-back atmosphere put the teams’ loyal fans close to the action. And within a couple of hours’ drive, you’ll find several other Grapefruit League teams also enjoying Florida’s subtropical climate.
The training schedule lasts for the month of March, more or less, with about 25 games being played before the teams head north and the regular season starts.
Boston Red Sox Spring Training
Spring Training offers Boston Red Sox fans a chance to experience the $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 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.
Additionally, JetBlue Park is in line with the county’s suitability efforts as it is LEED® Certified. Established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings.
Twins Spring Training
The Minnesota Twins have made Hammond Stadium at the CenturyLink Sports Complex their spring training home since 1991. Spurred by their state-of-the-art facility, the Twins won the 1991 World Series after posting a record-high 21 wins during spring training. 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.
Spring Training Schedule and Tickets
In general, schedules and ticket prices are released in 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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Fort Myers in Lee County has been the spring-training home of the Boston Red Sox since 1993. The Red Sox train at JetBlue Park at Fenway South. The Lee County Sports Complex in Ft. Myers has been the spring-training home of the Minnesota Twins since 1990. It also serves as the home of the Ft. Myers Miracles. Click here to see!
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