FORT MYERS, Fla. - Black Friday may be long gone, but there are still people camped out in Fort Myers. Not for big ticket items, but simply, for the big tickets. Red Sox spring training tickets go on sale Saturday morning.
Some fans have been camped out here since last weekend and they came prepared. They have putt-putt, cornhole, horseshoes, bocce and grills, not to mention, plenty of Christmas decorations.
The Red Sox will host 20 spring training games this season, and ticket prices start at just $5. On Saturday, there will be hourly giveaways, raffles, and discounts at the team store. Fans can also take holiday photos in front of JetBlue's Green Monster. The week-long tailgate has become a tradition for many. The first person in line, Derek DeArmond, says he's held that spot 9 out of the last 11 years.
"It's just the atmosphere about the Red Sox," Derek DeArmond said. "There's nothing else like it. You come here, you hang out, you see the same people. We have people from Miami and Orlando."
Although, some fans think the line this year isn't as long as it should be.
"We are a little disappointed with the showing," Jason Smith said. "We need more fans. There's not enough people out here tonight."
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. If you don't feel like standing in line, you can also buy your tickets online at redsox.com, and by phone at 888-REDSOX6.