LEE COUNTY, Fla.- WINK News is getting an inside look at the new renovations to Hammond Stadium.
Dozens of people are there today, some for a baseball tournament, and others are there watching the pitchers and the catchers from the Twins practice. Still others are there checking out the renovations.
The Twins and Lee County spent $48 million renovating Hammond Stadium and the surrounding sports complex. The renovations include a 360 degree boardwalk, an outfield concourse, a new agility field for the players, and a new minor league clubhouse. The upgrades will also increase capacity there from 8,100 people to more than 9,000.
Life-long Twins fan Jim Nissen, who's been coming to Fort Myers for the past 15 winters, said it's only fair that the Twins got an upgrade because the Red Sox got a whole new park. Nissen's friend, who was standing with him, said the only thing better than the renovations would be a winning season!