Published: Jan 09, 2011 3:30 AM EST
Updated: Jan 09, 2011 12:30 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla-Many baseball fans in Southwest Florida lined up for days to get tickets to see the Boston Red Sox, and the Minnesota Twins play in the Spring.

Mark Griffiths is a diehard Red Sox fan. He camped out at City of Palms Park for nearly 4 days, and was the first person to purchase tickets.

"I love the Red Sox. I grew up watching them as a kid," he said.

Pam Sword loves two things: baseball, and the Minnesota Twins. Early this morning, she waited in line at Hammond Stadium to buy tickets to see her favorite team play on Minnesota Day.

 "I have family coming down, and we want to do the tailgating like we use to do in Minnesota," said Sword.

According to the Red Sox, fans bought more than 29,000 tickets during the first day of 2011 Spring training ticket sales. Today's window sales were the highest in six years.