Our partnership with the Boston Red Sox is getting even better! We’re pleased to announce that we have secured naming rights on the club’s new spring training facility in Fort Myers as part of a eight-year extension of our team (and Fenway Park) sponsorship.
The team’s new spring training ballpark, which will open in 2012, will proudly bear the name JetBlue Park — our first-ever named facility! The ballpark and contiguous Player Development Complex are scheduled to open for the 2012 Spring Training season.
The centerpiece of our partnership with the Red Sox in Lee County, FL, is the team’s new Spring Training ballpark, and at today’s event we announced that we’ll make an annual contribution to the capital improvement fund already established by the Red Sox and Lee County to support ongoing maintenance and improvements to the facility. Our contribution will be incremental to existing agreements, and it will be made each year of its sponsorship of the ballpark.
We’re also pleased to announce the creation of a new program that, beginning in 2012, we’ll provide Spring Training game tickets to Lee County, FL, non-profit groups.
As part of the extension, JetBlue also becomes a Fenway Park Preservation Partner, making us one of a select group of organizations that will play a key role in helping the Club celebrate the 100th anniversary of its Boston home next year. We will also continue as a sponsor of Lindos Suenos, the Red Sox’ youth volunteer exchange program in the Dominican Republic.