The second round of improvements to CenturyLink Sports Complex in Fort Myers is almost done, with the latest changes benefiting Minnesota Twins fans attending spring-training games at Hammond Stadium.
The two-year, $48.5-million makeover touched virtually every part of the spring-training complex. The first phase of the renovations at CenturyLink Sports Complex was unveiled in February 2014 and included renovations to the minor-league clubhouse and administrative areas, an agility field, an expanded Hammond Stadium seating capacity of 9,300 seats, a new parking lot and the completion of a 360-degree boardwalk and concourse, as shown below.
The second phase of renovations, scheduled for completion in February 2015, will include upgraded and expanded concourses, improved concessions, renovations to the restrooms, premium seating improvements, the expansion of the clubhouse, a new retail store, new spaces for group seating (including a new fourth-story sky suite) and renovations to the administrative offices and the media facilities. The new seating is in place — the photo at the top of this page was taken last week — and while there are some things to be done, most fans should see a completed, upgraded Hammond Stadium by the time spring-training games begin.
Image of renovated Hammond Stadium courtesy Minnesota Twins.