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Washington Nationals

Fort Myers: We have little chance to land Nats

A proposed renovation of City of Palms Park for the Washington Nationals is dead, according to Mayor Randy Henderson, and Fort Myers officials says it will seek alternative uses for the former Boston Red Sox spring-training home.

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Nationals, Lee County meet to discuss City of Palms Park

Nothing was finalized, but Lee County officials say they’re pleased after meeting with the Washington Nationals about playing in a revamped City of Palms Park as early as 2015.

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Washington Nationals

Developer holds key to luring Nats to City of Palms Park

A developer interested in redeveloping the area around City of Palms Park could be key in luring the Washington Nationals to Fort Myers for spring training.

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Lee County to pitch Nats again on City of Palms Park

Though there are no funds for renovations, Lee County will once again pitch the Washington Nationals on a move to City of Palms Park after Osceola County rejected a new Kissimmee spring-training complex.

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Boston Red Sox

Spring training unlikely to return to City of Palms Park: Lee County officials

Spring training is unlikely to return to City of Palms Park, according to Lee County officials, who are debating what to do with the former spring home of the Boston Red Sox.

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Lee County still wooing Nats

Though Lee County has little to offer in terms of ballpark and complex upgrades, officials there say they’re still hopeful they can attract the Washington Nationals as a new tenant for City of Palms Park. The former spring home of the Boston Red Sox sits empty, and the Nats front office has openly expressed an […]

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Twins, Lee County to map out future of Hammond Stadium

Despite some objections from a member saying the county shouldn’t subsidize baseball, the Lee County Board of Commissioners voted to move ahead with a study of Hammond Stadium and the Lee County Sports Complex in order to retain the Minnesota Twins as a spring tenant. The Twins’ lease for Hammond Stadium runs through 2020, and […]

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Return of spring training to City of Palms Park: Extreme long-shot

· The return of Major League Baseball spring training to Fort Myers’ City of Palms Park is a considerable long shot with no teams openly expressing interest, according to a Lee County Commissioner exploring options for the property deserted this offseason by the Boston Red Sox. John Manning says he’s heard second-hand that two teams […]

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