Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Red Sox Spring Training News and Ticket Prices

The Boston Red Sox today announced that tickets for all 2010 spring training home games at City of Palms Park in Fort Myers, Florida will go on sale on Saturday, December 5. The club also released its 33-game spring schedule, which includes 17 games at City of Palms Park.

Tickets will also be available beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 5 at the City of Palms Park box office, on www.redsox.com, or by calling 888-REDSOX6. Handicap accessible seating is also available by calling 877-REDSOX9. Hearing impaired patrons may call the TTY line at 617-226-6644.

Boston will open the spring schedule with two college exhibition games on Wednesday, March 3, facing the Northeastern Huskies at 1:05 p.m. followed by the Boston College Eagles in the nightcap beginning at 6:05 p.m.

The Red Sox will kick off the 2010 Grapefruit League season on Thursday, March 4 when they host the Mayor’s Cup rival Minnesota Twins at City of Palms Park at 7:05 p.m., the first of seven matchups against the cross-town foe. Boston will meet the Baltimore Orioles five times this spring, including three contests at the O’s new home in Sarasota. The 30-game Grapefruit League schedule will feature 10 matchups with National League opponents including a St. Patrick’s Day matinee vs. the New York Mets at City of Palms Park.

Additionally, the Red Sox will face the Washington Nationals for two exhibition games. The club will close out its Grapefruit League schedule on Friday, April 2 at City of Palms Park beginning at 1:05 p.m. before traveling to Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. for a game on Saturday, April 3. The start time for Saturday’s contest will be announced at a later date.

2010 tickets will remain at the 2009 prices. This will mark the fourth time in five years that ticket prices for games at City of Palms Park have remained unchanged.

Tickets for the Northeastern University and Boston College games will be half price.

The City of Palms Park box office will be open Saturday, December 5 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 6 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Beginning Monday, December 7, the Fort Myers box office and the Red Sox Team Store at City of Palms Park will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays, with the exception of December 26 and January 2 when both will be closed.

The Red Sox have sold out every Grapefruit League game at City of Palms Park since March 16, 2003, including 15 dates in 2009, increasing the club’s Grapefruit League sellout streak to 88 home games.

The Red Sox have trained at Fort Myers since 1993.

Prior to the start of the exhibition season, Red Sox will hold workouts at the organization’s Player Development Complex, which is located at 4301 Edison Avenue in Fort Myers. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on Thursday, February 18 and will work out for the first time on Saturday, February 20. Infielders and outfielders report on Monday, February 22 with the first full squad workout on Wednesday, February 24. All workouts are open to the public free of charge and shuttle buses are provided from City of Palms Park at $2.00 per person.

The complete 2010 spring training schedule is attached.


2010 SPRING TRAINING TICKET PRICES

Category Price

Standing Room $10.00

Lawn $12.00

Bleachers $15.00

Reserved Standing Room $15.00

Reserved Seats $23.00

Box Seats $26.00

Right Field Deck $26.00

Dugout Box—Row 2 $36.00

Dugout Box—Row 1 $40.00

Home Plate Box $46.00

All tickets are half-price for the games versus Boston College and Northeastern University.

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