BOSTON (WHDH) - The home of the Red Sox in the off-season, Fort Myers, Florida, has been badly hit by Hurricane Ian.
The Red Sox organization said that Jet Blue Park, where the Red Sox have played their spring training games for 10 years, was among the areas damaged in the Category 4 hurricane after it made landfall Wednesday. Winds in the city reached 130 miles per hour.
“We’ve got extensive flooding in the downtown area, a lot of tree damage to roots, it looks like a war zone,” said Fort Myers Mayor Kevin Anderson.
The Red Sox said in a statement that they are working with partners in Lee County, Florida to help in recovery efforts in the community.
“The reports coming out of Lee County in the wake of Hurricane Ian are devastating & our hearts go out to those impacted,” the organization said in a statement.
The Red Sox Foundation was already taking donations during home games this week to help with recovery efforts for communities impacted by Hurricane Fiona.
Several Red Sox players own homes in the Fort Myers area including Nick Pivetta, Matt Barnes and Chris Sale.
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