Published: Feb 23, 2013 11:10 PM EST
Updated: Feb 23, 2013 11:11 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Red Sox kicked off their spring training Grapefruit League schedule against the Tampa Bay Rays in front of a packed home crowd.

Fans came out in full swing to Jet Blue Park to celebrate.

From all over the country sox fans took over Yakwey ay celebrating with food, music and of course a cold one.

Perhaps the only thing that could steal any attention from the game would be the weather.

Clear skies and temperatures in the 80 made those who traveled from up north forget about storms that are hitting thenortheast.

The next home game for the red sox will be this Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals.