Chain of Lakes Park
500 Cletus Allen Dr|
Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Left Field – 340 ft (103.6 m)|
Center Field – 425 ft (129.5 m)
Right Field – 340 ft (103.6 m)
|Opened||1966 (renovated 1993)|
Boston Red Sox (spring training) (1966–1992)|
Winter Haven Sun Sox (FSL) (1966)
Winter Haven Mets (FSL) (1967)
Winter Haven Red Sox (FSL) (1969–1992)
Winter Haven Super Sox (SPBA) (1989)
Cleveland Indians (spring training) (1993–2008)
GCL Indians (GCL) (1993–2008)
Chain of Lakes Park is a baseball field in Winter Haven, Florida. The stadium was built in 1966 and holds 7,000 people. It was the spring training home of the Boston Red Sox from 1966 to 1992, after which the Red Sox moved operations to City of Palms Park in Fort Myers, Florida.
In 1993, the Cleveland Indians moved into Chain of Lakes Park after their own stadium in Homestead was destroyed by Hurricane Andrew. The stadium served as the Indians' spring training home until their last game there on March 27, 2008. Cleveland moved their spring training operations to the new ballpark in Goodyear, Arizona in 2009.
The future of the ballpark and facility is in doubt; its location on Lake Lulu is becoming more valuable for commercial and residential development. In 2011, developers proposed a multipurpose redevelopment of the site, including hotels, restaurants, shops, and a movie theater.
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