Hammond Stadium

From BR Bullpen

  • Name: Hammond Stadium
  • GPS-able Address: 14100 6 Mile Cypress Pkwy., Fort Myers, FL 33912
  • Ballpark Owner: Lee County
  • Architects: Lescher & Mahoney; Ellerbe Becket
  • Groundbreaking: 5/15/1989
  • Minor League Baseball Team: Fort Myers Mighty Mussels (A) 2021-present; Fort Myers Mighty Mussels (A+) 2020; Fort Myers Miracle (A+) 1991-2019
  • Class/League of MiLB Tenant(s): A/Florida State League 2022-present; A/Low-A Southeast 2021; A+/Florida State League 1991-2020
  • First Pro Baseball Game: 3/7/1991; stadium spring debut of Twins
  • Others Playing or Operating Here: Minnesota Twins (spring training)
  • Previous Ballpark Names: None
  • LF: 330 CF: 405 RF: 330
  • Seats: 7,500
  • Stated Capacity: 9,300
  • House Baseball/Softball Record Attendance (as currently configured): 9,538, 3/15/2017 (courtesy of Nick Gandy, Florida Sports Foundation)


Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, FL, is the home of the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels, the Minnesota Twins' Low-A Florida State League farm team, and Twins spring training. Its fountain-anchored façade provides one of the most impressive walk-ups in the minors.

The southernmost U.S. stadium that hosts affiliated baseball opened in 1991 in the Lee County Sports Complex. CenturyLink bought to the naming rights in 2015, but Hammond remained the stadium name in honor of the county manager who led bringing the Twins to town. CenturyLink did not renew the deal, and the complex name reverted in January 2022.

Hammond suffered relatively litttle damage from Hurricane Ian and went on to serve as a staging area and improvised dormitory for first responders working 16-hours-a-day in the days after the disaster.

After Lee County built a new complex for the Boston Red Sox only about 10 minutes away, the Twins demanded and got an extensive renovation.


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Current ballparks in the Florida State League
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BayCare Ballpark | George M. Steinbrenner Field | Hammond Stadium | LECOM Park | Joker Marchant Stadium | TD Ballpark Clover Park | Jackie Robinson Ballpark | Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium