Hammond Stadium at Century Link Sports Complex – Mighty Mussels vs. Tampa Tarpons

The Press Box at Hammond Stadium. Photo: Elizabeth Ann Foster
The Press Box at Hammond Stadium. Photo: Elizabeth Ann Foster

Florida has the perfect climate for year-round sporting events like baseball and golf. Are you looking for a great outdoor venue for yourself, friends, and family? Here’s a local gem you do not want to miss.

On Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the beautiful Hammond Stadium CenturyLink Sports Complex, the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels defeated the Tampa Tarpons 3-0 in a seven-inning no-hitter led by the pitching team consisting of Regi Grace Jr, Landon Leach, Brad Hanner, and Matthew Swain.

The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels are a Minor League Baseball team of the Low-A Southeast and the Low-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, playing their home games at Hammond Stadium. The Tampa Tarpons are an affiliate of the New York Yankees Major League Baseball team based in Tampa, Florida. 

This was a special night for friends and families and their pets with kids in baseball uniforms with baseball gloves hoping to catch a game ball. Beautiful weather, a spotlessly clean stadium, great food and drink, and yes, it was even “bring your dog to the game”! With all the game’s excitement and first no-hitter in a decade, one family pooch was worn out and eventually carried out by his dad, kids trailing behind with mom.

This is a perfect venue for family and friends. People were smiling, children laughing, and it was a pleasure to watch all the activity. There was barbecue with all the trimmings for the Cape Coral Newcomer’s Club set up nicely in an area above the dugout, and I enjoyed a delicious sausage and pepper sandwich from the concession area. It’s affordable, safe, clean, with plenty of parking and great food. With a seating capacity of 7,500, you can host an event and bring all your friends and family.

For the Mighty Mussels calendar and ticket information, you can click here, or type https://www.milb.com/fort-myers/schedule/2021-10.

Elizabeth Ann Foster

Elizabeth Ann Foster

Harvard-educated journalist and native New Yorker, Elizabeth Ann Foster is a master chef and founder of the Natural Epicurean Culinary School based in Austin Texas. She managed and trained natural foods' chefs at Casa De Luz community macrobiotic center serving downtown Austin and is a certified Chef from the Kushi Institute and Vega Center in holistic healing and vegetarian-based culinary cuisine. A world traveler with an international perspective and diverse interests, for nearly a decade she has written reviews of Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre for The Front Row Center and New York Theatre Guide, and currently resides in both Manhattan and beautiful Southwestern Florida.

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