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Hammond Stadium / Minnesota Twins / Fort Myers Miracle

Hammond Stadium and CenturyLink Sports Complex serve three masters: the regular-season needs of the Fort Myers Miracle (High A; Florida State League), the spring-training needs of the Minnesota Twins, and the development needs of the entire Twins farm system. After renovations, the ballpark and complex serve all of those needs — with flying colors. (more…)

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Dunedin Blue Jays

Florida Auto Exchange Stadium: Outdated Yet Charming

With its unwieldy name adorning the façade of a stark exterior, Dunedin’s Florida Auto Exchange Stadium does not make an aesthetically pleasing first impression, and it lacks many of the amenities that fans and players have come to expect. Despite those disadvantages, the ballpark offers an intimate charm in a city that is full of […]

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Turner Field / Atlanta Braves

It’s not considered a prime example of the retro ballpark at work, but the Atlanta Braves have worked hard over the last 15 years to transform Turner Field from a bland, corporate ballpark to a place where team and regional baseball history are celebrated, and where fans can have a good time watching a game. […]

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JetBlue Park at Fenway South / Boston Red Sox

The ballpark has been open for less than a week, but JetBlue Park, the new spring home of the Boston Red Sox, is drawing praise for easy accessibility and a Florida-themed design. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 2012Capacity: 11,000Budget: $77.8 million (includes $20 million for land and $7.2 million for design)Architect: PopulousConstruction: Manhattan Kraft ConstructionConcessions: AramarkDimensions: […]

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San Francisco Giants

AT&T Park / San Francisco Giants

The concourses are surprisingly narrow, the traffic outside the ballpark stifling and you’re likely spend part of a game peering at the action through a light mist. Having said that, one thing is clear: watching a San Francisco Giants game at AT&T Park is one of the greatest experiences in Major League Baseball, one that […]

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Surprise Stadium / Kansas City Royals / Texas Rangers

It’s a little off the beaten track, but Billy Parker Field at Surprise Stadium, the spring home of the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals, is a top-notch place to see a spring-training ballgame: The sightlines are gorgeous, the concourses are wide, and the ballpark design is striking. FAST FACTS Capacity: 10,714Architect: PopulousYear Opened: 2003Dimensions: […]

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