The Minnesota Twins announced today that the club has received approval from Major League Baseball and Lee County, Florida officials to welcome a limited number of fans back to Hammond Stadium at CenturyLink Sports Complex for the 2021 Spring Training season, beginning with the Twins’ Grapefruit League home opener. Additionally, the Twins and Fort Myers Mighty Mussels, in collaboration with MLB and public health officials, will implement enhanced health and safety protocols and procedures at the CenturyLink Sports Complex adhering to requirements and guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In accordance with the new protocols, slightly more than 2,400 fans per game (about 28 percent of the normal capacity of 8,730) can attend a 2021 Twins Spring Training home game at Hammond Stadium, as the club has developed a physically-distanced seating plan utilizing “pods” (sold in sets of 2 or 4 contiguous seats only) to maximize guest comfort and safety. Due to limited capacity, season and group ticket plans have been discontinued this spring; existing Twins Spring Training Season Ticket Holders will have exclusive access to purchase single-game tickets for the 2021 spring campaign, prior to any remaining inventory being released to the public.
In the near future, the Minnesota Twins will release specific information regarding when, where and how to purchase tickets to 2021 Spring Training home games at Hammond Stadium, while also detailing full health and safety protocols implemented at the CenturyLink Sports Complex (including guest and staff PPE requirements, cleaning and disinfecting enhancements, concession and retail operations, entry guidelines, and modifications to facilitate physical distancing and minimize touchpoints throughout).
“Fans are truly what make baseball great, and the Minnesota Twins are beyond thrilled to begin safely welcoming ours back into ballparks for the 2021 season, starting with Spring Training home games at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers,” said club President & CEO Dave St. Peter. “The Twins, the Mighty Mussels, Major League Baseball and Lee County – our partners for 30 years – are committed to creating the safest possible environment for our guests, players, staff and employees. We are confident in the protocols and procedures we are putting into place at the CenturyLink Sports Complex, and we look forward to again seeing our fans inside Hammond Stadium for Twins Spring Training baseball.”
Twins pitchers and catchers are due to report to Fort Myers on Thursday, February 18, with the first full squad workout set for Tuesday, February 23 and the first of 16 scheduled Grapefruit League home games at Hammond Stadium slated for Sunday, February 28 vs. Baltimore (schedule subject to change).
(info courtesy of Twins)