The Red Sox announced their spring training ticket prices today for new JetBlue Park. Seats will range from $5 to $46, roughly the same as City of Palms Park.
The price of box seats and some reserved seats went up by $4. But the Sox also introduced a $5 ticket that gives access to a lawn in right center field above the bullpens. The cheapest ticket at City of Palms was $10.
The release from the team:
The Boston Red Sox today announced the 2012 Spring Training ticket price schedule for seats available to the general public. 2012 marks the opening of JetBlue Park, the ballpark that sits within Fenway South, the team’s new 106-acre Spring Training and Player Development Complex in Lee County, Florida. JetBlue Park will have a capacity of approximately 11,000 (including standing room and reserved lawn), a more than 20 percent increase in capacity from City of Palms Park.
Ticket prices at JetBlue Park will range from $5 to $46 for the 2012 season. The Homeplate Dugout Box, at $46, remains the same as the 2011 price in the similar seating category behind home plate at City of Palms Park.
The Reserved Lawn Area, at $5, is located above the bullpens in right-center field and occupies a larger area than the smaller sloped grass berm area at City of Palms. While most Major League clubs have yet to announce their 2012 Spring Training ticket prices, when compared with 2011 pricing, the $5 Reserved Lawn tickets are currently the lowest priced Spring Training ticket in Major League Baseball.
More than 75 percent of tickets available at JetBlue Park are $27 or less, and, like City of Palms Park, the majority of seats in the park will be in the shade.
The seating bowl at JetBlue Park features identical geometry and playing field dimensions as Fenway Park. Some seats down the left and right field foul lines are positioned immediately adjacent to the playing field and new specialty seating, such as the Right Field Picnic area ($10), 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. In addition to box and grandstand seats in the main seating bowl, another new seating area is the Left Field Deck Seats which will feature barstool seating with drink rails ($15) and standing room positions ($10) located above the left field grandstand.
A signature element of the new ballpark is a replica of the Fenway Park Green Monster, which includes 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.
You can see more of the new park at RedSox.com