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Spring Training at Jet Blue Park in Fort Meyers Florida:
Types of Seating
All options are offered and then some, like seating inside and on top of the Green Monster.
Notes about the seating
Sections and rows
Seats to avoid
As far as actual seats go there aren't many. In fact, just two in the grandstand have a partial obstruction. In section 208, those sitting in seat 13 in rows 12 and 13 have to deal with the elevated staircase immediately to the right of their seat. Within the entire ballpark, the back wall of the Red Sox bullpen is responsible for the largest obstruction, as it blocks the view of the field for anybody trying to sit down in the right third of the lawn area. So if you have a Lawn ticket, get to the first-come, first-seated area early, else you'll have to stand on the grass behind where the Red Sox pitchers sit. The lawn area can hold about 350 people, so the first 235 or so to arrive will be happy with their plot of land. Meanwhile, just like in Boston, right field becomes a sun field as late afternoon comes along. So sometimes near a day game's final innings, Right Field Grandstand sections 225, 227 & 229 become the equivalent of certain Right Field Box seats at Fenway Park, where the early evening sun is an annoyance to right fielders and fans sitting in right field alike. Fortunately, far less people are affected in Fort Myers, where usually by the late innings enough people have already left the ballpark that it's easy for any potentially affected fans to relocate themselves to a sun-in-the-eyes-free section of JetBlue Park.
Seats in the shade
Giving seats in the grandstand shade was an important consideration in the design of JetBlue Park and so an "undulating" roof extends the length of most of the main seating bowl. It covers many of the seats in the 200-level sections while the sun's afternoon position ensures that the roof casts shade upon many 100-level seats on the first base side of the grandstand. At game time, all seats in sections 200-215, 217, 219, 221 and 225 are shaded. Rows 5 & up in sections 216, 218 and 220 will be shaded, along with rows 2 & up in section 223. By the typical 1:35 afternoon start, shade below the aisle has trickled down to rows 5 & up in section 101, 8 & up in 102, 4 & up in 103, 10 & up in 104, 8 & up in 105 and 107, 9 & up in 109, 10 & up in 111, and 11 & up in 113. As the day goes on, shade envelops more of the seats in the ballpark. In all, its roof is capable of providing 59,377 square feet of shade coverage.
The Green Monster has seats within it, with tight netting in front of them to allow for balls to bounce correctly off the missing portion of the wall, which is six feet taller than the one in Boston that it replicates. Atop the Monster is a drink rail with bar stool seats. Behind that single row is the Green Monster Deck, a ticketed standing room only space. Above the main grandstand, adjacent to the press box, are five suites. Specified as R1-R5, they are on the first base side of home plate. Down the left field line are three party suites (L1-L3), each of which has a capacity of 30 people. In addition to their indoor areas, all eight of the ballpark's suites are fronted by two rows of balcony-style stadium seating.