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Fans' guide to spring training in Fort Myers

Archives | March 2012

Inside the quirks of JetBlue Park’s ‘Monster’

The Red Sox’ blended the charm of Fenway, including the Green Monster, with modern amenities when they built their new spring home.

Among the Fenway Park-like features at the Red Sox' new spring home is a replica Green Monster in left field of JetBlue Park.

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Among the Fenway Park-like features at the Red Sox' new spring home is a replica Green Monster in left field of JetBlue Park.

Like the original Green Monster, this one has a hand-operated scoreboard that once actually fronted the wall in Boston.

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Like the original Green Monster, this one has a hand-operated scoreboard that once actually fronted the wall in Boston.

Unlike the original, however, workers must adjust the scoreboard from the exterior using a ladder during stops in play.

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Unlike the original, however, workers must adjust the scoreboard from the exterior using a ladder during stops in play.

The new Green Monster provides an entrance to the field for Red Sox players from their clubhouse.

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The new Green Monster provides an entrance to the field for Red Sox players from their clubhouse.

David Ortiz walked back to the clubhouse past a mural of a Red Sox walk-off victory.

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David Ortiz walked back to the clubhouse past a mural of a Red Sox walk-off victory.

The numbers for the scoreboard are kept in an 8x8 room inside the Green Monster.

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The numbers for the scoreboard are kept in an 8x8 room inside the Green Monster.

On top of the wall, fans are able to catch home runs hit during games and batting practice sessions.

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On top of the wall, fans are able to catch home runs hit during games and batting practice sessions.

There are seats in the wall that are protected by netting. Balls that hit the netting are live.

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There are seats in the wall that are protected by netting. Balls that hit the netting are live.

The wind can wreak havoc for fans sitting atop the wall.

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The wind can wreak havoc for fans sitting atop the wall.

And the Red Sox provide free sunblock to fans who sit atop the wall.

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And the Red Sox provide free sunblock to fans who sit atop the wall.

Fans sitting in the front row can lounge with their feet perched above the wall.

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Fans sitting in the front row can lounge with their feet perched above the wall.

The view from atop the wall offers fans a glance at almost all corners of JetBlue Park.

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

The view from atop the wall offers fans a glance at almost all corners of JetBlue Park.

Our tips for what to do in Fort Myers

Baseball reporters Nick Cafardo and Peter Abraham offer tips on how to get the most of your trip to spring training.

Workers drilled yesterday atop the Green Monster at JetBlue Park, the $78 million Red Sox training facility nearing completion in Fort Myers, Fla.

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Archives | Dec. 2011

In building JetBlue Park, Red Sox sought Fenway feel

From the time when hard hats and cranes dominated the site, the Red Sox sought to bring Boston’s baseball shrine down to Florida.

Red Sox spring schedule

Where to see Red Sox in Florida

Check out where to find the Red Sox during their spring training schedule.

Spring training 2014 essentials

Location: JetBlue Park at Fenway South, 11581 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, Fla., 33913

Key dates:

* Feb. 15: Pitchers and catchers report

* Feb. 17: First workout for pitchers and catchers

* Feb. 18: Position players report

* Feb. 20: First full-squad workout

* Feb. 27: Doubleheader against Northeastern and BC

* Feb. 28: Grapefruit League opener vs. Twins

* March 29: Camp breaks

* March 31: Opening Day at Baltimore

Ticket info: $5 to $48. Call 888-733-7696 or visit the RedSox.com/tickets to purchase. Call 888-733-7699 for accessible seating tickets.