|Published:||Oct 26, 2012 2:22 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 26, 2012 5:04 PM EDT|
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Twins and the county released a list today of the improvement plans for Hammond stadium, to be done in two phases, totaling almost $45 million.
Phase one includes expanded seating to 9,300 seats and adding shaded areas throughout the stadium. The plan also renovates the stadium suites, rest rooms and concession areas. It expands the clubhouse and weight room. There will be a new player's lounge and player academy, with dorms and recreational amenities. The Twins will pitch in almost $4 million to pay for the dorms.
Phase two includes a new outfield boardwalk, a video board and a right field party deck.
Most of the board supports the plan.
"We've had a fantastic relationship with the Twins for many, many years we have great economic development in Minnesota, one of our key markets not only our tourism, but our economic development many Minnesotians have homes here," said Commissioner Tammy Hall.
This agreement comes with a 30-year lease, where the Twins will pay $500,000 a year in rent.
The county will take a final vote on the improvements on November 6th.