The Red Sox open their 2012 spring training in brand, spanking-new JetBlue Park at Fenway South, a one-stop facility that greatly improves upon their old digs across town in Fort Myers, Fla. The park is labeled “Fenway South” thanks to features that resemble the real deal, including a Green Monster in left field, complete with a manual scoreboard (the actual one used at Fenway Park in Boston for almost 30 years) and seats on top. The park also features an adjoining player development complex, capacity for 11,000 fans, and six practice fields, which means the days of starting spring training at the Fort Myers minor league complex before shifting to City of Palms Park. Where: 11581 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, Fla., 33913 How to Get There: JetBlue Park at Fenway South is only a little more than six miles from the Southwest Florida International Airport. If arriving at the airport for Red Sox spring training, use the following directions: 1. Stay on Terminal Access for about 2 ½ miles.
2. Turn right onto Tree Line Ave South, and go another 2.5 miles.
3. Turn right onto Daniels Parkway. Drive 1.1 miles
4. Make a U-turn at Hiawatha Lane. JetBlue Park at Fenway South will be on the right
If using a GPS device, the address of the Southwest Florida International Airport is: 11,000 Terminal Access Road, Fort Myers
Tickets: Tickets for Red Sox spring training games start at $5 for reserved lawn, and cap out $46 for home plate dugout box seats. There is a limit of 10 games purchased per person.
Home Plate Dugout Box - $46
Green Monster Seats - $35
Home Plate Box - $32
Field Box - $30
Left Field and Right Field Box - $27
Grandstand - $27
Green Monster Deck Seats - $25
Left Field and Right Field Grandstand - $25
Left Field Deck Seats - $15
Green Monster Standing Room Only - $15
Right Field Picnic Area - $10
Left Field Deck Standing Room Only - $10
Reserved Lawn - $5
To purchase tickets, visit www.redsox.com.
Parking: Parking at JetBlue Park will run you $9 this spring.
Open House: On Feb. 25, JetBlue Park will host an open house, when fans will have the opportunity to walk around the field and check out the new facility. There will be a street festival, blood drive, magician, and face-painting, bouncy house, obstacle course, and other attractions for children. Feb. 25 also marks the first full-squad workout for the Sox. Other important dates include:
Feb. 19 - Pitchers and catchers report – Player Development Complex will be open free of charge.
March 3: First college exhibition games vs. Northeastern University at 2:35 p.m., followed by Boston College at 7:05 p.m.
March 4: - First official Grapefruit League game; Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins at 1:35 p.m.