|Boston Red Sox Florida Spring Training CITY OF PALMS PARK |
|Capacity ||7,700 |
|Year Opened ||1992 |
|Dimensions ||330L, 385LC, 410C, 385RC, 330R |
|Surface ||Grass |
|Local Airport ||Ft. Myers |
| Tickets on Sale || To be announced. |
|Address ||2201 Edison Av., Ft. Myers. |
| Directions ||From I-75, take Exit 23 West onto Martin Luther King Blvd., turn left on Fowler St. and then right on Edison Avenue. |
Fort Myers in Lee County has been the spring-training home of the Boston Red Sox since 1993, when the team moved from Winter Haven's Chain of Lakes Park. The Red Sox train at City of Palms Park, while the minor-league facility, featuring five full fields, is a short distance away.
The stadium is done in a pure Florida style, with a main covered grandstand and palm trees past the outfield fence. There are two sections separated by a concourse: the section closest to the action contains box seats and the section past the concourse contains bleachers. The complex contains a 9,000-square-foot visiting-team clubhouse, and four enclosed batting tunnels. The facility also features administrative offices, three executive booths, and complete media facilities. It was designed by HOK Sport, the architect of many other pro stadiums across the country.
The stadium is also used by the Gulf Coast Rookie League's Red Sox.
The Minnesota Twins also train in Fort Myers.
Spring Training History
The Boston Red Sox have trained in the following locations: Charlottesville, Va. (1901); Augusta, Ga. (1902); Macon, Ga. (1903-1906); Little Rock (1907-1908); Hot Springs, Ark. (1909-1910); Redondo Beach, Cal. (1911); Hot Springs, Ark. (1912-1918); Tampa (1919); Hot Springs, Ark. (1920-1923); San Antonio (1924); New Orleans (1925-1927); Bradenton (1928-1929); Pensacola, Fla. (1930-1931); Savannah (1932); Sarasota (1933-1942); Medford, Mass. (1943-1944); Atlantic City (1945); Sarasota (1946-1958); Scottsdale (1959-1965); Winter Haven (1966-1992); Ft. Myers (1993-present).