Tag Archives: Fort Myers (FL)

Mighty Mussels to Host Festival of Beers

The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels (Single-A, Florida State League) will host the 15th annual Ballpark Festival of Beers from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers (FL).  This event will offer an unlimited sampling of over 100 craft beers.  Read more and view photos here.  Get more details here.

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Fort Myers Miracle Become Mighty Mussels

After 28 seasons as the Fort Myers Miracle (Single-A, Florida State League), the team has been rebranded as the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels.  The new team name was unveiled to the public during a ballpark news conference Tuesday morning, alongside a logo set featuring the titular brawny bivalves in a variety of athletic poses.  Read more from Benjamin Hill here.  Read more from Chris Creamer here.

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Zawyer Sports Announces New President, Management Team to Oversee Fort Myers Miracle

PRESS RELEASE – Zawyer Sports, owner of the Fort Myers Miracle baseball club and Jacksonville Icemen hockey team, as well as operator of spring training for the Minnesota Twins and Hammond Stadium, has announced a new management team for the growing company.  Andrew Kaufman, CEO of Jacksonville-based Zawyer Sports, has named Bob Ohrablo as president of Zawyer Sports. Ohrablo will oversee operations for both the Miracle and Icemen, as well as future Zawyer Sports business interests.

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Miracle to Go Major League Saturday

On Saturday, May 18, fans of the Fort Myers Miracle (Single-A, Florida State League) will have a chance to meet actor Corbin Bernsen, who played character Roger Dorn from the film Major League.  Bernsen will be at Hammond Stadium signing autographs and posing for photos with fans at Major League Night, when the first 500 Miracle fans through the gate will receive custom Roger Dorn jerseys.  Read more here.

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Midtown Plan Puts City of Palms Park at Risk

City of Palms Park in Fort Myers (FL), the former spring-training home for the Boston Red Sox, is at risk of being demolished, if the city’s Midtown plan — a “mixed-use town center” — is finalized.  The plan envisions the neighborhood as a shared-use living space comprised of affordable and workforce housing, along with commercial space and open communal green space.  Read more and watch video here.

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Miracle’s Festival of Beers Returning Jan. 27

The Fort Myers Miracle (Single-A, Florida State League) and Hammond Stadium will host the 14th annual Ballpark Festival of Beer from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27.  Read more here.

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Shipyard Makes Beer Moves in Florida Ballparks

Independent and family-owned Shipyard Brewing of Portland (ME) now has its beers in a number of Florida baseball stadiums that host spring training and affiliated minor-league ball.  Read more here.

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