JetBlue Park: Red Sox Community Gives Back
June 8, 2014
JetBlue Park at Fenway South is already in its third season. It feels like just yesterday when it was announced this state-of-the-art stadium would be breaking ground in our backyard. JetBlue Park is now home away from home for the Boston Red Sox and their fans. This stadium was designed to have the same feel as the historical Fenway Park in Boston. Those who are familiar with Fenway Park may be able to pick out some of the similarities such as the “Green Monster” or manual scoreboard. Those Southwest Florida natives will also be able to pick out familiar elements as well, such as the seashells used in the foundation, and the white roof which symbolizes our famous cypress trees.
JetBlue Park was created as an environmentally sustainable stadium for our community. This stadium is the result of multiple design engineers, urban planning firms, landscape architects, and many more people committed to keeping our community green. Urban sustainability is so important, especially when looking at massive land projects such as JetBlue Park which thrive on bringing people together to enjoy food, fun, and a good game.
The Red Sox are known for being active in their Boston community and now also in Southwest Florida. The Green Team is a group of volunteers that are focused on teaching fans about how to maintain a clean environment and its importance. Between innings they actually go around the stadium picking up garbage and recycling. All of the volunteers receive t-shirts, as well as other ball park goodies. If interested in helping, you can contact Jimmy Higgins to sign up or for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 239-226-4711.*
“Week of Service” is another one of our favorite events put on by JetBlue Park and the Red Sox. This is a weeklong series of events that give back to our Southwest Florida Community. “Uniformed personnel and front office staff volunteer at nonprofits across Southwest Florida, and hold two annual charitable events – the Boston Red Sox Children’s Hospital Celebrity Classic golf tournament, benefiting the Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, and the Evening with the Red Sox, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County.”*
Spring training games are fun for the whole family and are a great way to connect with old and new friends alike. JetBlue Park has quickly become a landmark for our Fort Myers community. The sustainable urban design of this facility has made it one of the best environmentally friendly stadiums in the nation, definitely the best in Southwest Florida. The Boston Red Sox are known for giving back as well. JetBlue Park and the Red Sox are active with our local schools and non profits, helping us to enrich our community. Although traffic along Daniels can be a bit of a headache when a game lets out, this is a small price for us to pay to have such a great team and stadium at our fingertips.
11500 Fenway South Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33913
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