The new ticket office is part of the second phase of renovations at the CenturyLink Sports Complex that includes upgraded and expanded concourses, improved concessions, an additional elevator, renovations to the restrooms, premium seating improvements, the expansion of the clubhouse, a new retail store, new spaces for group seating and renovations to the administrative offices and the media facilities.
"We're thrilled to be opening our new box office at the CenturyLink Sports Complex," said Paul Froehle, Vice President of Ticket Operations for the Minnesota Twins. "Our new space is much more fan-friendly and will allow for more convenient access to our newly-renovated Spring Training facilities."
The Twins will open their 25th Spring Training season at the CenturyLink Sports Complex on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The CenturyLink Sports Complex is home to Hammond Stadium, five additional playing fields as well as the new Twins Player Development Academy. It is also the home to two Twins' minor league affiliates, housing both the Ft. Myers Miracle of the Single-A Florida State League and the Rookie level Gulf Coast League Twins. In addition, the complex features four state-of-the-art softball fields, which are utilized throughout the year by collegiate and community teams.
The CenturyLink Sports Complex is nearing completion of a major renovation aimed at ensuring the facility remains one of the best in Major League Baseball for players and fans. In total, the renovations include $48.5 million in upgrades to the complex -- $42.5 million contributed from Lee County Tourist Development Tax dollars and the remaining $6 million from the Twins.
The first phase of the renovations at CenturyLink Sports Complex was unveiled in February 2014 and included the opening of a new Player Development Academy, renovations to the Minor League clubhouse and administrative areas, an agility field, an expanded Hammond Stadium seating capacity of 9,300 seats, a new parking lot and the completion of a 360-degree outfield boardwalk and concourse for Hammond Stadium.
Fans can mark their calendars for a Sunday, Feb. 22 family event with a ribbon cutting ceremony set for noon. Additional details will be announced in the near future.