Twins spring training facility to get facelift

12:17 PM, Nov 6, 2012   |    comments
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -  The Minnesota Twins have one of the nicest home stadiums in Major League Baseball (MLB), and now their spring training digs will be nothing to sneeze at either.

The Twins say the Lee County Board of Commissioners approved $42.5 million in renovations to the Hammond Stadium Complex, where the Twins conduct spring training in Fort Myers, Florida.

Renovations include an expansion of seating capacity from 8,000 to 9,300. The concourses will be extended with a new outfield boardwalk reaching around the playing field, including a party deck in right field.

The new outfield boardwalk will let fans walk completely around the field of play.

Twins officials also decided to reconfigure the field so it matches the geometry of Target Field so players won't have to make significant adjustments when the regular season opens.

The ball club will foot the bill for a $3.9 million dollar dormitory that will house players and staff.

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