Charlotte Sports Park

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Charlotte Sports Park
Location Port Charlotte, FL United States
Charlotte Stone Crabs (formerly)

Charlotte Sports Park, Port Charlotte, FL, was the home of Port Charlotte affiliated baseball from 2009 to 2019. After that and the Coronavirus pandemic-canceled 2020 season, MLB's 2021 Minor League Reorganization eliminated the Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Florida State League.

CSP still hosts Tampa Bay Rays spring training games and was the Rays' 2020-2021 Coronavirus pandemic alternate training site. It also hosted - one July 2015 Friday afternoon - a 9-foot alligator who camped in the visitors' dugout.

The same-site replacement of Rangers Stadium opened six years after it lost Texas Rangers spring training to Arizona and the FSL franchise that had been the Port Charlotte Rangers to Palm Beach, FL. Billed as a renovation, the project rebuilt everything above the seating bowl. It was the first project completed by stadium-specializing architect Populous after its January 2009 spinoff from HOK Sport. The big Rays played its first professional baseball game, a February 25, 2009, spring training contest.


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