The Theo saga continues today October 20, 2011. Depending on which team you ask the deal is almost done or it’s not close. Will the Boston Red Sox new spring training facility, JetBlue Park, be built before Theo changes teams?
JetBlue Park is scheduled for completion in mid January 2012. The progress is evident in the new pictures. The lights are in around the stadium and the roof supports are being placed along the first base side. Workers are everywhere. The rumble of heavy equipment and construction sounds fill the air. I was able to get a couple new angles of JetBlue Park in the photos, including a shot of what the back of “The Monster” looks like. I hope you enjoy them.
This is my fourth blog on JetBlue Park. My intent is to continue the reports and pictures until the finishing touches have been applied to the facility. Before you know it 11,000 members of Red Sox Nation will occupy every seat to watch the team and discuss the changes that were made. You can expect updates every 2-3 weeks as my schedule allows. My most recent blog on JetBlue was published on 11/12/2011. Read it by clicking here.
As soon as the team and fans can put 2011 behind them the better off everyone will be. The 2012 edition of the Boston Red Sox will have a new spring training park, new manager, probably a new general manager, new team leaders and a few new players. Will Papi be reporting to Fort Myers, Fl in February? How about Varitek and Wakefield? Who will the rotation include next year. Do Beckett, Lester and Lackey return to the starting rotation?What other changes will take place? Who should be brought back? Who should be let go? Will the Sox go after a premier free agent like Reyes? Do you have any suggestions on what would improve the blog for you? You are welcome to post your thoughts as long as you keep them G rated and respectful.
Mid January is now less than 3 months away. The Sox have announced that ticket prices will remain the same as last year. They will start at $5 for the reserved lawn area above the bullpen in right center and top out at $46 for the home plate dugout boxes. I’ll be there and hope you will be also!
Many of you have asked about the address of JetBlue Park, the new Red Sox Spring Training site. The location is 11581 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33913. The Complex is approximately two miles east of Interstate 75 and approximately six miles from Southwest Florida International Airport.
Just in case you are in the market for a second home, I’ve included links to four highly sought after Fort Myers, Florida communities that are located within minutes of JetBlue Park and offer outstanding amenities. You can view photos and read about them on my website by clicking the links below or you can contact me by clicking here. I will help you weigh the pro’s and con’s of each builder, discuss resale properties in each community or answer any real estate questions you may have. All have guarded entries, offer great rental opportunities and are about ten minutes away from the SW Florida Airport.
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Enjoy the photos below taken on October 19, 2011.
Click here for the September 29, 2011 pictures.
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