The new spring training home of the Boston Red Sox is now open in Southwest Florida.
JetBlue Park is the largest sports facility in the Southwest Florida, holding up to 11,000 spectators.
The stadium is located at 11581 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33913. It is located just north of the original entrance to the Southwest Florida International Airport.
The new stadium evolved as a vision of the Boston Red Sox by transplanting the venerable Fenway Park in Boston to paradise.
In order to replicate the feel of Fenway, the JetBlue Park at Fenway South architects had to recreate the original Fenway Park’s focal point; the iconic green wall, better known as the Green Monsterr.
The obvious similarities between Fenway Park and JetBlue Park are the presence of the 211-foot long green wall that extends from the left-field foul pole. Hitting a ball over it for a home run will be tougher in Fort Myers than in Boston. The wall stands 37-feet tall in Boston compared to 43 feet in Fort Myers.
The manual scoreboard in Fort Myers was used in Boston for about 30 years. It has been modified to be operated from the front of it, as offices are located behind the JetBlue Park’s green wall.
Tickets prices for spring training games will range from $5.00 (lawn seating behind right field bullpen) to $46.00. The stadium will also have three luxury suites ($3,000 not including food and drink).
Most of the 18 games for the 2012 spring traning session are sold out but to check you can call 888-REDSOX6 (617-226-6000 or 239-334-4700)
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