02/10/2010 12:39 PM ET
Spring Training Truck Day Presented by JetBlue Airways Scheduled for Friday, February 12
Wally the Green Monster and Fenway Ambassadors to lead truck as it leaves Fenway Park for Fort Myers at 12 Noon
BOSTON, MA - The 2010 Spring Training Truck Day presented by JetBlue Airways is scheduled for Friday, February 12. The Red Sox equipment truck will depart Fenway Park for the 1,480-mile trip to the club's Spring Training home in Fort Myers, Florida on Friday at approximately 12 noon.
The equipment truck, which will depart from Fenway Park on Van Ness Street - adjacent to Gate D, will be led in procession by a flat-bed truck carrying Wally the Green Monster and Fenway Ambassadors who will be tossing soft Red Sox baseballs to fans.
Fans are also welcome to stop by and see JetBlue Airways, The Official Airline of the Boston Red Sox, and Wally the Green Monster between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. at the Yawkey Way Store next to Fenway for their chance to win a roundtrip flight on JetBlue, a trip to Spring Training in Ft. Myers, and other great prizes.
All media outlets are welcome to cover the departure of the equipment truck and go live from Van Ness Street.
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR SELECT SPRING TRAINING GAMES: There are still great seats available for select Red Sox Spring Training games at City of Palms Park, including April 1 vs Minnesota and April 2 vs Washington.
The Red Sox will also continue the tradition of college matchups, facing the Northeastern Huskies on Thursday, March 3 at 1:05 p.m. followed by the Boston College Eagles at 6:05 p.m. in a separate admission doubleheader. Tickets for those contests are half-price.
To order spring training or regular season game tickets, fans can go online to www.redsox.com or call our 24-hour automated ticket line at 888-REDSOX6. Fans can also visit the Ticket Office at City of Palms Park to purchase Spring Training Tickets in person, which is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beginning February 20, the Ticket Office will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SPRING TRAINING WORKOUT INFORMATION FOR FANS: Shuttle buses between City of Palms Park and the Red Sox Player Development Complex will be available to fans beginning from February 20, 2010. Fans who wish to take advantage of the shuttle service can come to City of Palms Park, park their vehicles for free and board shuttle buses in front of the Ticket Office on Broadway for a fee of just $1.00 each way ($2.00 roundtrip). There is no public parking at the Red Sox Player Development Complex. Free tours of City of Palms Park, originating from the Team Store, also begin on February 18 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
2010 SPRING TRAINING CREDENTIAL INFORMATION: A reminder to media outlets wishing to apply for 2010 Boston Red Sox Spring Training credentials: all requests must be emailed to Abby DeCiccio at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to apply for Spring Training credentials is February 12, 2010.