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Red Sox say tickets won't cost your shirt

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  • | 1:59 p.m. September 14, 2011
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The Boston Red Sox made a smart public relations move not to raise ticket prices for 2012 spring training despite taking the field in a brand new, taxpayer-backed stadium.

The Red Sox, owned by billionaire money manager John Henry, persuaded Lee County to foot the $78 million bill for the new stadium by threatening to move the team's spring training.

Now under construction, JetBlue Park on Daniels Parkway will seat 11,000 spectators, 20% more than at the City of Palms Park, another government-subsidized spring-training complex that now sits idle near downtown Fort Myers.

Ticket prices will range from $5 on the lawn to $46 in the home plate dugout box, the same as the prices for the 2011 season at City of Palms.



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