Red Sox announce 2012 Spring Training schedule

BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today released the 2012 Spring Training schedule, which includes 18 games at the team’s new Spring Training facility, JetBlue Park at Fenway South.  The 33-game exhibition season includes one game against the Washington Nationals in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, April 3.  Tickets for all 2012 Spring Training games at JetBlue Park are scheduled to go on sale on Saturday, December 17.

Ticket prices at JetBlue Park will range from $5 to $46 for the 2012 season with more than 75 percent of tickets available priced at $27 or less.  Like City of Palms Park, the Red Sox previous Spring Training home, the majority of seats in the park will be in the shade.

2012 Spring Training tickets will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on December 17, and fans can purchase tickets at City of Palms Park in Fort Myers, FL, online at, and by phone at 888-REDSOX6.  Fans who require ADA accessible seating may also call 877-REDSOX9.  Hearing impaired fans may call the Red Sox TTY line at (617) 226-6644.

Boston will open the Spring Training season with two college exhibitions on Saturday, March 3, a 2:35 p.m. matinee against the Northeastern University Huskies followed by a nightcap with the Boston College Eagles at 7:05 p.m.

The Red Sox will kick off the 2012 Grapefruit League schedule at home on Sunday, March 4 at 1:35 p.m. against their Mayor’s Cup rival Minnesota Twins.  The Twins host Boston at Hammond Stadium the following night, the second of six total contests between the cross-town foes.

Boston will visit the AL East rival New York Yankees on Tuesday, March 13 at 7:05 p.m. in Tampa and will host the club on Thursday, March 22 at 7:05 p.m.  The contests are two of nine scheduled night games for the Red Sox this spring, including six at home.

On March 17, the Baltimore Orioles will visit JetBlue Park as part of a split-squad St. Patrick’s Day match-up, starting at 1:35 p.m. The team will also play a 1:05 p.m. game against the Orioles in Sarasota.  Other division matchups include three additional contests against Baltimore, four versus the Tampa Bay Rays and four with Toronto. 

The team will also hold the City of Palms Park Yard Sale on December 17, giving fans an opportunity to purchase a selection of items from the Red Sox’ 20-year history at the ballpark, including memorabilia from former and current players, ballpark furniture, collectables and more.  Fans may enter through the Broadway Gate beginning at 8:00 a.m.  All sales are cash only.  A portion of the Yard Sale proceeds will be donated to three local charitable organizations:  Police Athletic League of Fort Myers; Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc.; and Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc.  All Yard Sale items are subject to availability and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

The annual Spring Training equipment truck departure will take place on Saturday, February 11 from Fenway Park. 

Prior to the start of the exhibition season, Red Sox will hold workouts at the organization’s new Player Development Complex at Fenway South. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on Sunday, February 19, and will hold the first workout on Tuesday, February 21 with the first full squad workout on Saturday, February 25. All workouts are open to the public free of charge.

JetBlue Park sits within Fenway South, the Red Sox new Spring Training and Player Development Complex, which will provide a single, state-of-the-art, year-round site where both Major and Minor League teams can train together.  The ballpark includes improved features and amenities such as new food options, an HD video board as well as interactive family areas. The Yawkey Way experience at Fenway Park will be recreated on the road positioned immediately south of JetBlue Park during Spring Training and will add to the ballpark’s concourse with a street festival feel including entertainment, concessions and other activities.