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The Boston Red Sox Will Soon Be Scoring Runs at 'JetBlue Stadium'

April 6, 2011 at 9:18 AM | by | ()

With their new home within T5 at JFK there’s little doubt that JetBlue really loves New York. They’re proud to be the city’s hometown airline, and they even revamped the iconic "I <3 NY" logo into something with a little JetBlue flare. Well their relationship with the Big Apple might be on the rocks, as not only is JetBlue the official airline of the Boston Red Sox for the next eight years—but now they’re going to sponsor a stadium.

Baseball purists need not worry, as Fenway Park isn’t getting a JetBlue makeover; however, the team’s spring training home in Florida will now be known as JetBlue Park. The Sox are busy finishing a new Sunshine State stadium in time for spring training of 2012, and when the turnstiles begin to turn and the box offices open up, it will be all JetBlue all the time.

The new stadium should be one of the nicest in all of Florida—we wonder if it will make the Yankees jealous—as it's due to feature its very own version of the Green Monster in the outfield. Just like the park in Boston, the wall will have seating both above and behind the wall, and of course there will be a manual scoreboard. Overall, the new park will feature the same field dimensions as Fenway, and the only difference will be a few thousand fewer seats and bleachers.

We’re thinking that there could be a good chance to score some freebies as JetBlue rolls out the welcome wagon next spring. The street behind the new park will mimic Yawkey Way in Boston, as the street will transform into an extension of the park on game day. So that’s where you’ll probably find JetBlue passing out a few pairs of tickets or at least coupons for some beers!

Related Stories:
· Sox New Facility to be Named JetBlue Park [ESPN]
· JetBlue Will Remain Official Airline of Red Sox for Eight More Seasons [NESN]
· Sports Travel coverage [Jaunted]

[Photo: jetblueflickr]

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