Chain of Lakes ParkEdit profile
Chain of Lakes Park is a baseball field located 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 relocated 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 spring training home of the Indians until March 27, 2008, when their last game was played there. Cleveland moved their spring training operations to the new ballpark in Goodyear, Arizona in 2009.
The long-term future of the ballpark and facility is in doubt as its location on Lake Lulu is becoming more valuable for commercial and residential development. In 2011, developers proposed building a shopping center on the site consisting of hotels, restaurants, shops, and a movie theater.