Demolition works have begun at the Chain of Lakes Baseball Stadium in Winter Haven, Florida, in the United States.

Inside Chain of Lakes stadium in Florida, demolished material piled up Works to take down the 1960s structure began this week. (PHOTO: USA TODAY NETWORK via Reuters Connect)

The historic stadium was built in 1966 and was the home stadium for the Spring Training games of both the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians baseball teams, with many other internationally-recognised teams playing there over the decades.

According to local media reports, demolition of the 7,000-seat structure is being carried out as part of a US$20 million project, that will eventually see four new baseball fields for the Minor League take its place.

The main demolition phase is expected to last no more than six weeks, with construction of the new baseball fields and associated infrastructure and amenities, expect to be opened for public use in the third quarter of 2025.

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