When the idea of contending in 2014 was put to rest, the Boston Red Sox reloaded for 2015, saying goodbye to a few familiar faces. Pending free agents Jon Lester, Jake Peavy and John Lackey were all traded during the season to clear up space for the moves that would most heavily impact 2015.
The Red Sox brought in the top two offensive free agents, Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, while restocking their rotation with Justin Masterson, Wade Miley and Rick Porcello. The new additions mixed in with fan favorites Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz and Mike Napoli, have the Boston faithful geared up for another attempt at the AL East Division crown.
It all begins during the 2015 Spring Training season, which is just around the corner.
The majority of the Red Sox Spring Training games are played at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida. The lowest average ticket price for a game at JetBlue Park is $23 when they face an NCAA Division I opponent, the Northeastern Huskies, on March 3rd according to TiqIQ.com. The highest average ticket price for a game at JetBlue Park is against their longtime division rival, the New York Yankees on March 13th, where the average ticket price is $160.89.
Hammond Stadium, also located in Fort Myers, is another venue where the Red Sox compete in multiple Spring Training games. The four games are all against the Minnesota Twins, where the highest average ticket price is $57.82 on March 5th, and the lowest average ticket price is $46 on April 1st.
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The Red Sox have a renewed roster and a renewed energy for their attempt at another World Series championship, which they won just two seasons ago.