JetBlue Park: Top Notch Facility or Major League Joke?


JetBlue Park at Fenway South is the Spring Training home for the Boston Red Sox. Every player who will take the field on Opening Day will first report to JetBlue Park. This ballpark is a new facility that is supposedly a “state-of-the-art complex.” Is this a top-notch ballpark or a big-league hoax?

Feb 21, 2012; Fort Myers FL, USA; A general view of Boston Red Sox spring training at JetBlue Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Located in Lee Country, Florida, JetBlue Park can hold 11,000 spectators and is a replica of the team’s home venue, Fenway Park. It features a “Green Monster,” with seating both inside, and on top of the wall. The complex also has six practice fields, adjoining facilities that will house major and minor-league operations, and even a rehabilitation center.

From a fan’s point of view, the ballpark seems to be quite nice. According to a review we found on Yelp, the field has its “good parts” and “bad parts.”  Some of the pros include the great seating, ballpark layout, parking arrangements, and the layout of the complex that allows you to see everything that is going on around the complex as you walk toward the stadium. Some of the cons include the small pro-shop, the congested traffic entering the complex, a small selection of adult beverages, and the bleacher seats, which tend to heat up in the toasty Florida weather.

So at the end of the day, I would have to say JetBlue Park is top-notch. The facility makes it easy for fans and players to travel from place to place and see the latest happenings in Red Sox Nation.