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JetBlue Park at Fenway South
Boston Red Sox Spring Training and Player Development Complex

 


 


Address: 11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33913

Cost: The $77.8 million stadium project for the Boston Red Sox includes $20 million for the land and $7.2 million for design and permits. The project was funded by federally subsidized bonds and will be repaid through a bed tax for short-term rentals and hotel stays.

2012 Grand Opening Timeline:

  • March 4: First official Grapefruit League Game at JetBlue Park--Boston Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins 
  • March 3: First college exhibition games (Northeastern University, Boston College)
  • Feb. 25: Grand Opening Celebration
  • Feb. 19: Pitchers and catchers report  

 

Feb. 14, 2012

JetBlue Park aerial photo

The soccer fields are available for year-round use to the community.


Design: View illustrations.

Time-Lapse Construction Photography: Watch the daily progress of how JetBlue Park was built on the JetBlue Park Construction Webcam. And check out the Boston Red Sox website dedicated to their new Spring Training site.

Progress Report: Read the April 30, 2011 Project Management Information Systems (PMIS) Progress Report by Tim Squires, senior project manager with Manhattan Kraft Construction, Inc.

Groundbreaking Ceremony: March 4, 2011

Boston Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino presents Lee County Commissioner Frank Mann with a
silver shovel during the
Red Sox Spring Training facilities groundbreaking ceremony.
Photo courtesy Boston Red Sox Baseball Club Limited Partnership.

 

Naming Ceremony:  March 29, 2011, JetBlue Airways, the official airline of the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park, announced its sponsorship of the Red Sox Spring Training stadium, now called JetBlue Park.


Accommodating Traffic:
To handle the flow of additional traffic from development, Better Roads, Inc. completed a $3 million project to 1) widen Daniels Parkway from four to six lanes from Chamberlin Parkway to Gateway Boulevard, 2) reconstruct the Daniels/Chamberlin intersection to create a four-way signalized intersection, and 3) resurface Daniels from Treeline Avenue to Fuel Farm Road.

 

 

Creating Local Jobs:
Lee County created approximately
280 local jobs through the JetBlue Park project. Sixty-five percent of the subcontractors hired by Lee County’s local construction management company Manhattan Kraft Construction, Inc., were from Southwest Florida. See the
 list of subcontractors.

 

 

 

 


 Construction crews work on building the future Red Sox Spring Training Facility.
Photo courtesy Boston Red Sox Baseball Club Limited Partnership.

    

Commercial Permitting: Permitting for JetBlue Park—valued at approximately $37.7 million for the stadium, club house and chiller plant—helped boost the value of permitting in unincorporated Lee County during February 2011. According to the Lee County Department of Community Development, it was the highest monthly value for commercial permits since early 2007. The stadium also contributed to March 2011's commercial value with permits issued for batting tunnels and a maintenance building.

 

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