FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 29, 2016) – Some 10,000 guests enjoyed a beautiful afternoon at JetBlue Park on Saturday, Feb.27 for the Boston Red Sox’s annual Spring Training Open House.
The free event sponsored by Snackwell’s featured family-friendly activities including inflatables on the field, player autographs, discounted concessions, face-painting, magicians, meet and greet/photo opportunities with Wally the Green Monster and his little sister Tessie, self-guided tours of the park, free snacks by Snackwell’s and more.
Tessie is the newest Red Sox mascot who joins her older brother Wally at JetBlue Park. Tessie lives with her parents inside of Green Monster wall of JetBlue Park.
For those who missed the open house, guided public tours of JetBlue Park began Feb. 19. Tours are conducted daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the hour on non-game days until Friday, April 1. Tickets are $6 per person, and children, 12 years old and younger, are free. Tickets go on sale the day of the tour at 9:45 a.m. at the box office and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
VIP pregame tours are also available on game days for $30 per person and $10 for children 12 years old and younger. Reservations must be made in advance and require a ticket to that day’s game.
The weekly farmer’s market at JetBlue Park will continue each Wednesday and run through March 30. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the market features fresh local produce, cheeses, fresh pastas, seafood, baked breads, meats, herbs, organic vegetables, ready-to-eat meals, plants, flowers, crafts, soaps, candles and more.
The Grapefruit League schedule launches at home at JetBlue Park on Wednesday, March 2 against Boston’s Chairman’s Cup rival the Minnesota Twins. The Grapefruit League home opener is the first of seven contests between the cross-town foes.
The 2016 Spring Training season at JetBlue Park at Fenway South in Lee County is presented by CVS Pharmacy.