Terry Park Ballfield - Fort Myers, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member crackergals
N 26° 39.506 W 081° 50.600
17R E 416075 N 2948881
Quick Description: Terry Park Ballfield is one of the oldest remaining major league baseball spring training sites in Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/7/2009 6:25:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM5ZEP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 8

Long Description:
I remember coming to the Fair and Kansas City Royals Games here!

Opened in 1925, Terry Park was named for Dr. Marshall O. Terry, second husband of city benefactress Tootie McGregor. The family donated the 25 acres of cow pasture that became Terry Park. The baseball stadium was built for Connie Mack and The Philadelphia Athletics, but has hosted some other major league teams throughout it's history.
Philadelphia Athletics 1925 – 1936
Cleveland Indians 1940 – 1941
Pittsburgh Pirates 1955 – 1968
Kansas City Royals 1969 – 1988

On May 11th, 1995 the ball field was placed on the National Register of Historical Places. The memorial stadium was dedicated as Park T. Pigott (1914-1972) in recognition of his lifetime of service to the youth of Fort Myers.

The park recieved damage from Hurricane Charley in 2004 causing the main grandstand to be deemed unsafe. Sadly, it was removed and a smaller one built in it's place.

Today, over 160 college baseball teams from around the country use Terry Park in the month of March to begin their college season. The facility sees year-round amateur baseball use. The park has four lighted fields with spectator seating including a covered grandstand on the main field. It is currently being remodeled.

Additional Information from Florida Division of Historical Resources, "Images of America: Fort Myers", Lee County Parks and Rec and Wikipedia
Street address:
3410 Palm Beach Boulevard.
Fort Myers, FL, FL USA
33916


County / Borough / Parish: Lee County

Year listed: 1995

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Entertainment/Recreation

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Recreation And Culture: Baseball

Current function: Minor League and College Baseball, Lee County Extention Services, Lee Parks and Rec Offices

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2009 To: 12/31/2009

Hours of operation: From: 7:00 AM To: 11:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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