LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Normally, the Red Sox play at jetBlu Park, but this year the facility is hosting some younger ball players from all over the state. Canterbury's baseball team is taking the field Wednesday night to compete in the state championship at jetBlue Park.
Bishop Verot Catholic High School is also in the competition.
Both teams have worked so hard to get to this point, and are hoping to take home first in the state.
"To be able to do it somewhere close to home in Fort Myers, I mean, a place where I was here the first day, the inaugural day, when they opened this place; it's definitely something cool to be here, especially in our own town," said Alex Rabinowitz, a senior at Canterbury School.
32 teams from 8 divisions have flocked to Fort Myers for the state tournament, including local teams such as Bishop Verot Catholic High and Canterbury.
"It's a great experience for those guys,"" said Canterbury head baseball coach, Marc Taglieri. "It gives me chills just thinking about it. Probably on a bigger note, is the support that we've gotten from Fort Myers, but more important, this little community called Canterbury has been amazing."
It's not just a win for the schools, however, but jetBlue Park and the surrounding community.
"The restaurants are buzzing, gas stations, grocery stores and all retail outlets with people here spending their money in Lee County," said Gary Ewen, Director of Business and Development.
this state-wide tournament has a $75,000 economic impact that brings in 3,600 tourists. All of that aside, the opportunity to play on the same field as some world series champs will be an experience these kids will never forget.
"This is something that has been on our minds the entire season," Rabinowitz said, "so I think we are as ready as we can be."
Tickets are still available at the ballpark for anyone wanting to attend.