The Minnesota Twins are committed to fielding a competitive team both on and off the field, one that exemplifies a strong work ethic, respect for the game, and loyalty to our fans.
This Fan Guide is designed to assist Twins fans by presenting information about Minnesota Twins/Hammond Stadium offerings and accommodations for the 2013 Spring Training season. The information is presented in alphabetical order for your ease of use. We hope you enjoy Spring Training in 2013 at beautiful Hammond Stadium.
14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Lee County Sports Complex
14110 Six Mile Cypress Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33912
As a courtesy to others, and for the safety of all fans we request that guests refrain from walking in aisles while players are at bat. The Minnesota Twins also ask that guests do not sit on the stairs.
Laws prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors (under 21), intoxicated persons and those without proper identification. For the safety of our fans, alcohol sales conclude at the end of the 7th inning. The Minnesota Twins ask that you drink responsibly and respect the rights of others.
Animals are not allowed in Hammond Stadium with the exception of certified guide animals for the disabled.
There are three (3) ATM's inside Hammond Stadium. Locations are as follows: In the Beer Garden at the far end of the third base line, in front of the Grand Slam Gift Shop on the main concourse behind home plate, and on the Party Deck at the far end of the first base line.
Autographs will be allowed prior to and after every game when time and Major League rules permit. Unfortunately, we can't guarantee that autograph opportunities will be available. For best results, be polite and have a pen or marker ready.
Baby Changing Stations
Baby changing tables are available in all restrooms.
Soft-sided containers and bags 16" by 16" by 8" or smaller are permitted in Hammond Stadium. Bags and containers are subject to inspection by gate security prior to entering the ballpark. For more detailed information on what can be brought into Hammond Stadium, please see Entry Guidelines below.
Banners and Signs
The Minnesota Twins welcome the support of our guests as demonstrated by homemade signs and banners. To ensure that these articles do not distract others, we ask guests to adhere to the following guidelines: banners and signs may not contain advertising or carry disparaging or obscene messages; they may not cover any scoreboards, railings, existing advertising or LED boards; banners and signs may not be placed in the direct sightline of the batter and/or infringe on the sightlines of other guests during play. The Minnesota Twins request that all banners and signs pertain to the Twins or baseball, and reserve the right to permit or remove any sign or banner from Hammond Stadium at any time.
The Minnesota Twins typically start batting practice 2 1/2 hours prior to game time, with the opposing team taking batting practice beginning 1 1/2 hours prior to game time. Batting practice always occurs at the Manager's discretion.
Cans, bottles, beverages, food and coolers are prohibited from being brought into Hammond Stadium, unless medically necessary.
The Minnesota Twins encourage guests to ride their bicycle to Hammond Stadium. Bicycle racks are available near the fountain.
Television Broadcasts: A few Spring Training games are broadcast on Fox Sports North. For more information on TV broadcasts, please visit www.twinsbaseball.com.
Radio Broadcasts: The new home for Twins Baseball in 2013 is 96.3 K-TWIN. All Spring Training games are broadcast on 96.3 in the Twin Cities, and throughout the Upper Midwest on the Minnesota Twins Treasure Island Baseball Network.
Guests are welcome to bring still cameras into Hammond Stadium. Guests are asked to avoid obstructing the views of others by not standing in the aisles when using camera equipment. Tripods and monopods are not permitted into Hammond Stadium. Photography of Hammond Stadium or Twins players cannot be used commercially without written permission from the Minnesota Twins.
The capacity of Hammond Stadium is 8,010.
The Minnesota Twins offer complimentary admission (no ticket required) for children less than 30” in height for Spring Training games, provided they are accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. These children must sit on the lap of the accompanying adult and not occupy an additional seat.
Coolers and bags of any size with hard sides are not allowed in the ballpark. Soft-sided containers and bags 16" by 16" by 8" or smaller are permitted into Hammond Stadium. The Minnesota Twins reserve the right to inspect and remove any package or container or its contents.
A full menu of ballpark favorites includes hot dogs, bratwursts, hamburgers, turkey legs, pretzels, nachos, grilled chicken sandwiches, bar-b-que sandwiches and pizza. The wide variety of items to tempt your palate can be found at our four convenient concession stands. The right field grill offers some of the most mouth-watering food found in Southwest Florida. Hammond Stadium also offers healthy alternatives to normal ballpark fare. The Beer Garden, at the end of the third base concourse features beers from all over the world, including bottled craft beer. A popular addition introduced in 2013 will include Carolina Nachos (Nachos topped with Nacho Cheese, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw and Pulled Pork).
Patrons using foul or abusive language or appearing intoxicated will be ejected from the ballpark. Fans who enter the playing field or interfere with the playing of the game will be escorted from the ballpark and are subject to arrest.
For detailed information about getting to Hammond Stadium, visit us online at www.twinsbaseball.com/springtraining.
The Minnesota Twins dugout is located on the third base side of the field. The visitor's dugout is along the first base side.
There is an elevator located in the tower adjacent to the box office. The elevator has access to the seating bowl, the accessible seating row of section 212 and the party suites and press box on the 4th floor.
Security officers are present before, during and after all games throughout the stadium. If a security officer is needed at any time, please notify a staff member or usher, or go to the LaQuinta Inn and Suites Guest Services Booth.
In case of emergency, you will be directed as to how to orderly evacuate Hammond Stadium by Twins Event Staff, PA announcements, and Scoreboard instructions.
Only those guests with valid tickets or credentials are permitted into Hammond Stadium. The main gates to Hammond Stadium open three hours prior to the first pitch.
Fans in need of medical attention should inform a security officer, concession worker, usher, or staff member immediately. The First Aid room is located on the 3rd base side of the concourse across from the elevator and Grill.
Fans are entitled to keep any baseball landing in the seats. Batted balls and bats sailing into the stand can be VERY dangerous and as a ticket holder you do assume that risk. The Fort Myers Miracle, Minnesota Twins or Lee County are not liable for any guest injured by a thrown or batted ball or bat that enters the seating area. Please do not reach over the wall onto the playing surface to retrieve foul balls, and also please do not push/shove patrons in order to track down a foul ball. Please pay attention to the activities on the field at all times.
Fort Myers Miracle
The Fort Myers Miracle is the High Class-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins and a member of the 12-team Florida State League. The Miracle play 70 home games at Hammond Stadium, starting the first week in April and ending the first week of September. For more information, log onto www.miraclebaseball.com or call (239) 768-4210. The mailing address for the Miracle is: 14400 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33912.
Guest Code of Conduct
All guests attending Twins events are expected to comply with the following Minnesota Twins Guest Code of Conduct. The Minnesota Twins are committed to creating a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable Hammond Stadium experience. Our Event Staff will proactively intervene to support an environment where: obscene or indecent clothing will not detract from the guest experience; guests will enjoy the baseball experience free from foul/abusive language or obscene gestures; guests will respect the safety of other guests and field participants; the throwing of any object is strictly prohibited; guests will refrain from displays of affection not appropriate in a public, family setting; intervention with an impaired or intoxicated guest is handled in a prompt and safe manner; guests will show their ticket when requested and sit only in their ticketed seat; the progress of the game will not be disrupted by guests' actions or unauthorized persons on the playing field. The Minnesota Twins reserve the right to deny or immediately revoke admission to any guest that does not comply with these guidelines, or otherwise detracts from other guests' enjoyment of the game. Guests are encouraged to report any disruptive behavior to the nearest member of the Guest Service or Twins Security Staff.
Throughout Spring Training, guests are encouraged to express their thoughts about their guest experience at Hammond Stadium by visiting our LaQuinta Inn and Suites Guest Services booth or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the interest of player and guest safety, the Minnesota Twins maintain a zero tolerance policy regarding guest interference with a ball in play, disruption of an event at Hammond Stadium, or interference with a VIP. Failure to comply with this policy will result in immediate removal from Hammond Stadium, and the Lee County Sports Complex grounds.
Guest Service Centers
The LaQuinta Inn and Suites Guest Services is located on the main concourse adjacent to the Grand Slam Gift Shop atop the stadium stairs. Here you will find answers to all your questions and have the opportunity to provide feedback. Programs and pocket schedules can also be found here.
Guests with Disabilities
Accessible seating is available in designated sections throughout the stadium. All restroom facilities offer wheelchair access. Elevator and ramp access make travel efficient for all guests.
Handicapped parking is available in the Lee County Sports complex adjacent to Hammond Stadium. Spots are limited and cannot be reserved in advance.
The following are accepted forms of I.D. for purposes of purchasing alcohol at Hammond Stadium: valid state-issued Driver's License or I.D. card, valid Canadian Driver's License, valid Military I.D. card, and valid passport. Unfortunately we are not able to accept clipped I.D. cards as age-verification for alcohol purchases, even with the accompanying paperwork. Guests that appear to be younger than 30 years old will be required to show identification in order to purchase alcohol.
Located down the right field line, this grassy hill is a perfect spot to watch the game. Fans are welcomed to bring towels or small blankets, but chairs are not allowed. You must have a specific Lawn ticket to sit in this area.
In the interest of your safety, the Minnesota Twins ask for your attention to the following: Baseball is an inherently dangerous game and spectators should, for their safety, pay close attention to the game and keep their eyes on the playing field at all times. Spectators at Hammond Stadium assume all risks and danger of, and release of the management, Hammond Stadium, the Minnesota Twins, the participating clubs, and their respective agents or employees from any liability for personal injury and property loss, whether occurring prior to, during or after the actual playing of the game and whether caused by a person's negligence or other-wise, including without limitation injury, loss or damage caused by baseballs or baseball bats thrown or hit into the seating area.
Lost and Found
Before, during or immediately following the game, fans who have lost or found an item should report it to the LaQuinta Inn and Suites Guest Services Booth. To locate lost items on non-game days call the Hammond Stadium offices at (239) 768-4210.
Children and adults separated from their party will be escorted to the La Quinta Inn and Suites Guest Service Booth. For assistance in locating a lost guest, contact the nearest Usher, Guest Service Representative or Security Officer. A guest who has become separated from his or her party should proceed to the La Quinta Inn and Suites Guest Service Booth.
The Grand Slam Gift Shop is located on the main concourse to the right of the LaQuinta Inn and Suites Guest Services Booth. It features a complete line of Spring Training merchandise and novelties to make your trip to Spring Training a memorable one.
Enjoy a pre-game tailgate party with fellow Minnesotans prior to the game on Sunday March 10th versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. The pre-game festivities will take place near the lake in the southwest corner of the Lee County Sports Complex.
Same as cars, please refer to the Parking section of this guide.
Parties of up to 12 can enjoy the game from the privacy of a climate-controlled suite. Advance reservations are required. Please call 1-800-33-TWINS to inquire about the availability of the Owner's Suite. Please call the Fort Myers Miracle at 239-768-4210 to check about other suite availability at Hammond Stadium.
Paging a guest at Hammond Stadium is only done in the case of emergencies. If a guest receives a page, they should report to the nearest LaQuinta Inn and Suites Guest Service Center.
Plenty of parking is available in the surrounding Hammond Stadium lots. The fee is $10 per car on day of game, $8 in advance. Season Ticket Holders have the option to purchase parking for every game at $7 per game.
Watch the skies above Hammond Stadium explode to the delight of many with a post-game spectacular following the Twins vs. Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday March 13th, weather permitting.
The right to delay the start of a game rests with the home club. Once both team managers meet with the home plate umpire and exchange lineup cards, the right to determine whether the game will be interrupted or terminated is at the discretion of the Umpire-in-Chief. Under the provisions of the Official Playing Rules, the Umpire-in-Chief has sole and unquestioned authority to determine whether and when play is halted, when play will be resumed, and whether and when a game will be terminated due to bad weather or unsafe playing conditions. In the event of a postponed or cancelled event, guests are advised to check twinsbaseball.com, the local newspaper, media affiliates, or call us at 1-800-33-TWINS for further information.
The official Spring Training publication of the Minnesota Twins is available for $5 at the LaQuinta Inn and Suites Guest Services Booth or, at tables on the veranda as you take the stairs into the ballpark.
Comments, suggestions and questions are welcome at the LaQuinta Inn and Suites Guest Services Booth, or by email at email@example.com.
Even during inclement weather, the Minnesota Twins will make every effort to play scheduled games. Please refer to the Postponed Games section for more information.
In the event of a postponed or cancelled event, guests are advised to check www.twinsbaseball.com, the local newspaper, media affiliates, or call us at 1-800-33-TWINS for further information.
The Minnesota Twins are committed to operating Hammond Stadium in a sustainable manner. There are many recycling receptacles located around the ballpark. In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, we urge all fans to recycle when applicable.
Anyone leaving Hammond Stadium and wanting to re-enter must use the gate behind the ticket office next to the elevator. Fans must check in with the re-entry/pass gate attendant to get their ticket authenticated.
Men's and Ladies restrooms are located on the first and third base sides of the main concourse.
Pocket schedules for the Twins 2013 Spring Training and Regular season are available at the Hammond Stadium Ticket Office.
Have your personalized message displayed during the middle of the 5th inning of a Minnesota Twins Spring Training game for only $25. Please contact the Minnesota Twins, 14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33912 or by phone (239) 533-7600. Orders must be received by noon of the day prior to the chosen game; all proceeds benefit the Minnesota Twins Community Fund.
The screen behind home plate starts at sections 104 and 204 on the 1st base side, and proceeds behind home plate through sections 112 and 214 on the 3rd base side.
Section and Seat Numbering
Seating sections begin with 101 in the Box Seats and 201 on the Reserved Level, starting from just beyond the infield on the 1st base side and proceeding clockwise around Hammond Stadium. Seats at Hammond Stadium are numbered so that lower numbers are on the right-hand side of the row and higher numbers are on the left-hand side of the row (as you look towards the field). All Box seats are actual stadium seats, and the Reserved Level are bleachers with backs.
On select games, fans 55 and older can purchase the Senior Special, which includes a reserved seat, soft drink and hot dog for just $25. Available on February 24th, 25th, March 5th, 16th, 18th, and 26th. To order the Senior Day special please visit www.twinsbaseball.com, or call 1-800-33-TWINS.
Hammond Stadium offers shade seating for our guests, and is available on the 1st base side sections 201-206, rows 12-16 and on the 3rd base side sections 207-217, rows 10-16. If you need shade seating please request it when ordering tickets in person or over the phone.
In consideration of the health and comfort of others, smokingis prohibited in the seating area, restrooms and elevators at Hammond Stadium. Smoking is allowed only in the designated areas inside each gate.
Left Field - 330 Feet, Center Field - 405 Feet, Right Field - 330 Feet.
Hammond Stadium welcomes guests who utilize their own strollers. However, the use of strollers should not in any way inhibit general guest movement or block any aisle ways. Strollers must be able to fold, and you will be asked to leave your stroller at the base of the 200 seating section nearest to your seat. Strollers are not available to rent.
T.C. is the official mascot of the Minnesota Twins. In his spare time T.C. likes to make appearances at Twins Youth Clinics, schools, hospitals, and parades throughout the year. T.C. is available for private events and birthday parties in the upper Midwest by contacting the Public Relations Department at 612-659-3505.
Tailgating is not allowed at the Lee County Sports Complex; with the exception of Minnesota Day.
The Hammond Stadium Box Office is located to the left of the main gate. During Spring Training, its hours are Monday-Friday 9:00am EST - 4:00pm EST, and Saturday/Sunday from 9:00am EST - 2:00pm EST. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.twinsbaseball.com, by phone at 1-800-33-TWINS or 612-33-TWINS or at the three Pro Shops located in Minnesota: Roseville, Minnetonka, and Apple Valley.
Twins Community Fund
As the charitable arm of the Minnesota Twins, the Twins Community Fund benefits many SW Florida and Upper Midwest charities, focusing on families and children. For more information on the Community Fund please call the Public Relations Department at (612) 659-3505 or visit twinsbaseball.com/community.
Twins Credit Card
The Minnesota Twins, in conjunction with U.S. Bank, are once again offering the Twins MasterCard. For information or to apply for a Twins MasterCard, please call 1-800-33-TWINS.
Umbrellas are permitted inside Hammond Stadium, but may not be used in the seating areas of the facility due to safety concerns, and the obstructions they cause for other guests.
Guests are welcome to bring still cameras and video cameras into Hammond Stadium. The use of video cameras is permitted before the game, however, Major League Baseball regulations prohibit the use of video cameras once the game begins. Guests are asked to avoid obstructing the views of others by standing in aisles when using video equipment. Tripods and monopods are not permitted into Hammond Stadium. Video of Hammond Stadium or Twins players cannot be used commercially without written permission from the Minnesota Twins.
The Official Minnesota Twins website provides the latest Twins and player information and can be found at www.twinsbaseball.com. The Minnesota Twins are also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/twins. Follow the Twins on Twitter at www.twitter.com/minnesotatwins, the official Twitter of the Minnesota Twins.
The Will Call window at Hammond Stadium is located at the Box Office, near the ballpark's main entrance. Photo identification is required to pick up tickets at any sales window. Windows 7 and 8 located at the main box office will be utilized for all complimentary tickets pick-up including Press and Player pick-up.
World Baseball Classic Exhibition
The Minnesota Twins will play the Puerto Rican National Team at Hammond Stadium on Wednesday March 6th at 1:05 PM. Half priced tickets are available at: $7 (Lawn), $12 (Reserved), $13 (Drink Rail), $13 (Box) and $20 (Dugout Box). Parking on this day is also reduced to $5.