Disclosure: I received 2 free Red Sox tickets along with a tour of Fenway Park. The comments in this post are 100% mine.
Last week, Dave and I had the pleasure of going to a Red Sox game!
I was one of many Boston Bloggers who got an invitation to tour Fenway Park, enjoy a game and some tasty ball park food, and chat with the marketing team about ideas to improve the Fenway experience for families. It was an awesome day, beginning to end!
We had a great tour guide who walked us around the whole entire park. If you’re interested in a tour, here’s a link for ya. I highly recommend it! Dave was in his glory!
Did you know that you can book this area up in right field for your own little party? Next time you’re looking for a place for a summer corporate party, remember this!
History time! Do you know why this chair is red in the right field bleachers? It marks the spot where Ted Williams hit the longest home run in Fenway history.
(Section 42, Row 37, Seat 21)
A view from center field
The Green Monster
The Green Monster is a nickname for Fenway Park’s thirty-seven foot left field wall.
Royal Rooters Club
I never knew about this cool spot below the bleachers in the outfield. It’s exclusively for long-time season ticket holders. It has a great collection of Red Sox memorabilia!
Check out this suite that overlooks the park. There’s a whole bunch of them. Can you imagine watching the game from right outside that door and enjoying the luxury of this suite with your own bathroom? Yes, please!
Here’s an EMC Club restaurant on the lower level behind home plate that I never knew existed.
The tour ended right on the field! This was so cool!
I had to get a picture taken on the field, of course.
Dave stayed on the field to take pictures of the players while I went back to the office with the bloggers and marketing team.
The game started at 7:00 p.m. This was our view from our seats.
The Red Sox lost but we had a great time!
We’re going back to Fenway on July 27th for the Futures at Fenway Game!
Futures at Fenway is an annual event that gives fans a firsthand glimpse at some of the Red Sox most promising prospects when the Red Sox Double-A affiliate Portland Sea Dogs take on the Harrisburg Senators.
Futures at Fenway has family-friendly entertainment, including:
- a post-game performance by chart-topping artists, the KIDZ BOP KIDS, Billboard’s #1 Kids Artist of 2010, 2011 &2012
- “Dog Day at Fenway” – For the first time ever, fans can bring their dogs to the ballpark (free of charge) and participate in canine-themed activities:
*Pre-game dog parade around the warning track
*Rest areas, water bowls and activities will be provided
*Family-friendly ticket & concession prices
WHEN: Saturday, July 27
11:00am Gates open
12:00pm Portland Sea Dogs vs. Harrisburg Senators
WHERE: Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston
HOW: For tickets, visit www.redsox.com/futures or call (877) REDSOX-9. Tickets start as low as $5.00 (for Bleacher seats) and range up to just $30.00 (for Green Monster Seats, Dugout Seats and the State Street Pavilion Club). To purchase a dog ticket, please call 877-REDSOX-9. All dog owners must print out the waiver on www.redsox.com/futures, complete it and bring it with them to Fenway Park on July 27.
More Family-Friendly Red Sox Initiatives
“CALLING ALL KIDS” MONTH AT FENWAY PARK
To celebrate the school year coming to a close, the Boston Red Sox will bring back a month-long celebration of kids by designating June as Calling All Kids month presented by Hood.
GOOD REPORT CARDS: As part of the celebration, the club, in partnership with Kumon, the after school self-learning program for kids, will reward children 14 and under who have all A’s and B’s on their most recent report card with free entry to Red Sox home games in June. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis (while tickets last) at Gate E beginning 90 minutes prior to each game. Fans can line up as early as 5 hours before the game. For information on ticket availability, fans can visit facebook.com/redsox on game days for periodic updates.
KIDS TAKE THE FIELD: Also this month, children from throughout New England will be selected to take the field with the Red Sox before each home game. Little League teams, softball teams, and kids camps will be among the groups selected to take the field with players.
When the Red Sox play the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, June 25, eight children will be selected to take the field as winners of a photo contest on Instagram. Parents can submit a photo of their child, age 5-12, with their best baseball game face using the hashtag #SoxGameFace. Visit redsox.com/instagramrules for the official contest rules.
FROM KIDS CREW TO TOREY’S TIKES: Before each June game at Fenway Park, children will be selected to help with game-day duties, including working with Dave Mellor’s grounds crew to put the bases on the field, helping Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo bring out the lineup card before the game, taking the game ball to the mound, and working in the Red Sox control room as guest DJ during Red Sox batting practice. (Parents with kids 10 and over can email firstname.lastname@example.org with the game they plan to attend for the chance to win the guest DJ spot for their child.)
MEET THE PLAYERS: Also, 10 children will be selected to meet Red Sox players in June. Fans can submit a “Vine” video to the @redsox twitter account showing their child’s batting stance in Red Sox gear or an impersonation of a current Red Sox player’s stance or wind-up and delivery. The selected children will meet a player on June 9or 29.
CHILD-HOOD HEROES: A child who has overcome adversity or made a contribution to the community will also be honored during each Fenway Park pre-game ceremony in June as part of the “Child-Hood Heroes” program.
A NEW CLASS OF RED SOX SCHOLARS: The 10th Anniversary of the Red Sox Scholars program presented by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center will be celebrated June 9, when a new class of 7th graders receives college scholarships. The program, which won Major League Baseball’s first-ever Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence, has now selected 230 Boston city school children since its inception in 2003.
KIDS RUN THE BASES: All kids attending the game Sunday afternoon, June 9, are invited to run the bases after the game.
KIDS PRESS CONFERENCE: After the game on Sunday afternoon, June 30, selected children will hold a pre-game press conference with Red Sox players.
KIDS GEAR COLLECTION OF BASEBALL EQUIPMENT: On June 7, 8, and 9, fans are invited to donate new and used baseball and softball equipment to children in Massachusetts. It’s the 9th annual collection at Fenway Park by the partnership that includes the Red Sox, the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, and Kids Gear for Baseball.
COVER BOY…RYAN DEMPSTER: The June edition of Red Sox Magazine features Ryan Dempster and his son, Brady, on the cover; an article by nationally-recognized teen reporter Meggie Zahneis; a first-person account of his childhood by Shane Victorino, and a piece about the accomplishments of various young players.
WALLY’S FRIENDS TO VISIT FENWAY: On the last two days of the month, Wally the Green Monster will receive visits from the mascots of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics. Arizona’s D. Baxter the Bobcat and Oakland’s Stomper the Elephant will meet children, sign autographs, and take photos.
RED SOX KID NATION FINALE: On that final day of the month, members of Red Sox Kid Nation will line the warning track for a pre-game ceremony, receive prizes during the game, and be among those selected for the Kids Press Conference.
AFCA AND FBI RECOGNITION FOR JONNY GOMES: Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes will be honored tomorrow by the American Football Coaches Association and Federal Bureau of Investigation National Child ID Program before the game for donating $25,000 to sponsor Child ID Kits. Gomes will receive an award from the National Child ID Program recognizing his community service and partnership.
For more information about Calling All Kids month, visit redsox.com/calendar or call Red Sox Fan Services, 617-226-6831.
The Red Sox Scholars program was inaugurated in 2003. Applications to the scholarship program are open to academically talented, financially challenged Boston Public School students in 7th grade.