LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Minnesota Twins and lee county are showing off improvements to Hammond Stadium, spring training home of the baseball team.
"This is exciting, people who see the place say: Wow! It's going to be fun," says Paul Froehle, vice-president of ticket operations for the Twins.
Workers are completing a boardwalk around the stadium, and a large berm seating area in left field. It will be bigger than the grassy berm in right field.
They're also working on an 'agility' field for players, and a new parking lot at the south end of the complex.
Later this year, they will re-do the interior of the stadium, with new seats and other amenities and improvements.
The team and county are spending $48 million to upgrade Hammond and the surrounding sports complex. Everything is supposed to be done by the first game in March of 2015.