City of Palms Park
Home plate entrance to City of Palms Park, Aug-2003.
Peering all the way in from Hoople Street, across a practice field.
- Location: Broadway and Edison Avenue, Fort Myers, Fla.
- Opened: 1993
- Home team: Spring training, Boston Red Sox (1993-2011)
- Capacity: 6,850
The Boston Red Sox moved from Winter Haven into this new facility in the middle of Fort Myers in 1993, across the street from an ice skating rink known as the Skatium. That made two clubs that train within city limits, as the Minnesota Twins train at the Lee County Sports Complex.
I was unable to get inside City of Palms Park when I visited in August 2003, but I was able to get a photo of the seating bowl by standing out on Hoople Street and shooting past a practice field.
Effective with the 2012 season, City of Palms Park is out of the spring training business, as the Red Sox have moved to a new facility southeast of city limits.
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