Red Sox announce 2012 ticket prices

The Boston Red Sox will be playing at a new spring-training ballpark in 2012 — JetBlue Park at Fenway South — and have announced ticket prices for the upcoming spring season.

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.

JetBlue Park will hold 20 percent more fans than City of Palm Park, the team’s previous spring home. 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.

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