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All right now -- fifteen us break down the cracker Jack and break up a big money spring training is under way as this 125.
Year old tradition.
Has evolved now into a billion dollar industry.
Who knew Steve Harrigan is live in Fort Myers, Florida at Hammond Stadium -- the Minnesota Twins -- there Steve good morning.
Bill good morning the twins are warming up her game with the Orioles this afternoon in spring training used to be wooden grandstands the middle of nowhere.
But it's evolved into eighty million dollar theme parks as spring training has become a big business all on its own.
It began as a fat -- for baseball players.
Years later the drills at the same with the business model has changed the six weeks of commerce means that they're gonna make a lot of money from spring training -- A billion dollar a year industry with fans coming to Florida from across the nation great -- -- right.
Paying for something not easy to find today intimacy professional sports -- are guys we were young and bringing him now.
Lee counties home to the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins.
Government studies estimate fans spend fifteen million dollars a year in the local economy.
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And those are.
Prize there is a wider competition for towns hoping to host a Major League team there are.
More communities and want to host spring training then there are Major League Baseball teams.
The teams can ask for the moon and there's going to be a community that that gives it to them.
Lee County is just approved a forty million dollar upgrade for this stadium that upgrade will include a fifty room dormitory for players and coaches -- well.
Big money thank you Steve Steve Harrigan play ball down there thanks.
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