JetBlue Park, part of a new “Fenway South” complex in Lee County Florida, is gearing up for the 2012 Red Sox Spring Training. This is the first season at the new digs for the Boston Red Sox, with many changes in store for both fans and players.
JetBlue Park inspired by Fenway Park
The seating bowl at JetBlue Park features “identical geometry and playing field dimensions as Fenway Park,” according to Red Sox press materials. This will give fans a sense of intimacy much like Fenway Park, “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark”, which is celebrating its 100th birthday this season, according to ther Boston Red Sox press information.
Seating at the Red Sox new JetBlue Park in Florida
Some JetBlue Park seats along the left and right field foul lines are positioned immediately adjacent to the playing field. Also, new specialty seating, such as the Right Field Picnic area ($10), “will give fans the opportunity to experience the game at ground level near the right field foul pole located 302 feet from home plate like the ‘Pesky Pole’ at Fenway Park,” according to press materials.
In addition to Box and Grandstand seats in the main seating area, another new seating area is the Left Field Deck Seats. These new seats will feature barstool seating with drink rails ($15) and standing room positions ($10) located above the Left Field Grandstand.
JetBlue Park features a Green Monster replica
A special element of the new JetBlue ballpark is a replica of the Fenway Park Green Monster. This new Green Monster will include three new seating categories on two different levels – Green Monster Standing Room, Green Monster Deck Seats and Green Monster Seats, located behind the 37 foot tall wall.
Tickets for these categories are $15, $25 and $35, respectively. Additionally, the Green Monster Wall at JetBlue Park will feature a restored version of the actual manual scoreboard that served Red Sox fans for almost three decades at Fenway Park in Boston starting in the 1970s.
“We are proud and excited to open JetBlue Park at Fenway South for the 2012 spring training season, and once again we thank the citizens of Lee County and their elected officials for their vision and support in making this exceptional new facility a reality,” said Red Sox Executive Vice President/Business Affairs Jonathan Gilula.
“JetBlue Park gives us the opportunity to make our Spring Training facility feel a little more like home, all while paying homage to the original Fenway Park, which has special significance as we celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2012. We look forward to celebrating both the old and the new with our fans next year.”
JetBlue Park is located within Fenway South, the Red Sox new Spring Training and Player Development Complex.Accordig to the Red Sox press materials, the new complex “will provide a single, state-of-the-art, year-round site where both Major and Minor League teams can train together.”
JetBlue Park also includes improved features and amenities such as new food options, an HD video board and interactive family areas. JetBlue Park will also recreate The Yawkey Way experience at Fenway Park. During Spring Training, immediately south of the park, fans can find the ballpark’s concourse “with a street festival feel including entertainment, concessions and other activities,” according to the Red Sox.
Those interested in seeing the new Spring Training home of the Boston Red Sox take shape can visit redsox.com/jetbluepark to see the latest time lapse video of the construction as well as still photos including aerial views of the ballpark. Also included on the site is video from the ground breaking ceremony featuring speeches from Lee County officials as well as members of the Red Sox front office.
2012 Red Sox Spring Training – JetBlue Park at Fenway South Ticket Prices
Seating Category 2012 Prices
Home Plate Dugout Box
Green Monster Seats
Home Plate Box
Left Field & Right Field Box
Green Monster Deck Seats
Left Field & Right Field Grandstand
Left Field Deck Seats
Green Monster SRO
Right Field Picnic Area
Left Field Deck SRO
For more information read Part One of this two part series about JetBlue Park