I know, I know…inquiring minds want to know what’s going on with Tek and Tazawa and all the rest, but unfortunately, I have no official news on either of those fronts today.
I can report however, that I successfully avoided binge-drinking the Hood Golden Egg Nog this year (a first for me – thank you very much). I did unfortunately, subsequently over-compensate with increased quanities of Apple Pie and ice cream. The way I think I’m going to justify it to myself is that I just have more fatty tissue to keep me warm during the cold winter months. Too much information??
But seriously, I do have some very exciting news…
Tickets for the 2009 season are going on sale!
I’ve included the full release here below, but in case you’re on your way out, and just want the headline, here goes: Tickets go on sale Saturday, December 13 at 10 a.m.!
Now, while Red Sox tickets obviously make a great holiday gift, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that we’re also doing something brand new that same weekend. On Sunday, December 14th, we’re hosting the Inaugural Great Fenway Park Yard Sale!
For any fanatics out there in Red Sox Nation (I know I have at least 14 in my immediate family alone) you can find all sorts of unique items ranging from authentic bricks from Fenway Park to other assorted items and furnishings previously in the ballpark.
So, if you want to be able to attend the Great Fenway Park Yard Sale, or the ever-popular Christmas at Fenway Event (which takes place on Saturday the 13th), you can begin registering for your chance to attend, by visiting redsox.com at noon tomorrow! Registration ends at noon on Monday, December 8.
If you’re in the Boston area, I would definitely recommend registering. If you’re not in the Boston area (and I know that’s a lot of you), be sure to get online, or on the phones on Saturday the 13th, for your chance to purchase tickets for the 2009 season!
Also, be sure to stay tuned…I have a feeling there are many more announcements to come! And yours truly will be happy to give you the latest!
All the best from a very thankful Front Office,
PS – See below if you want to learn more about the aforementioned events.
For Immediate Release
December 2, 2008
TICKETS FOR SELECT 2009 RED SOX HOME GAMES
AND POPULAR “SOX PAX” GO ON SALE DECEMBER 13
Fans Invited to Enjoy a Weekend of Events including 6th Annual Christmas at Fenway Presented By Stop And Shop and Inaugural Great Fenway Park Yard Sale
Online Registration for the chance to attend Christmas at Fenway and the Great Fenway Park Yard Sale starts December 3
BOSTON, MA – Tickets for the 2009 season will go on sale on December 13, 2008 both online at RedSox.com and at the 6th Annual Christmas at Fenway presented by Stop and Shop, which will be held the same day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Fenway Park. Fans who go online or attend the event will have the first shot at purchasing 2009 tickets through the always popular “Sox Pax”, which are four-game ticket packages with a variety of seat options, or by electing from 15 games in April and May. Tickets will continue to be on sale as long as supplies last.
As in the past several years, due to the ongoing Year VIII Fenway Park Improvements, the Red Sox are unable to accommodate a large number of fans at the ballpark. Single-game ticket sales will primarily be handled online at www.redsox.com beginning at 10:00 a.m. on December 13th. Fans who do not have internet access or who require ADA accessible seating may also call 1-877-REDSOX9. Hearing impaired fans may call the Red Sox TTY line at (617) 226-6644.
In addition, the first-ever Great Fenway Park Yard Sale will take place the following day on Sunday, December 14th from 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m. The Yard Sale will give fans the opportunity to purchase Red Sox memorabilia, collectibles and souvenirs that can become their own cherished keepsakes and unique holiday presents. The selection of items will include physical parts of the ballpark such as authentic Fenway Park bricks and signage along with other items such as game-worn paraphernalia, game programs and other miscellaneous items. Additionally, fans attending the Yard Sale on Sunday will be given a unique online code that will guarantee them the ability to purchase tickets for the 2009 season online at www.redsox.com.
The online registration processes for both events will begin at noon tomorrow, Wednesday, December 3, 2008, and will continue through noon on Monday, December 8, 2008 on RedSox.com. Fans must register for each event individually and selections will be made separately for Saturday and Sunday event admittance; however, a selection of Yard Sale items will be available for sale on Saturday for fans selected to attend Christmas at Fenway presented by Stop and Shop.
For both events, the attendees will be selected and contacted from a pool of registrants and winners will be invited to come to Fenway during a selected time frame. Each winner will be sent an email confirmation, which includes their pre-selected arrival time. This confirmation must be presented at check-in with a photo ID for admittance to Fenway Park.
Christmas at Fenway presented by Stop and Shop will give randomly selected fans a chance to enjoy the festivities at the ballpark and a guaranteed opportunity to purchase tickets for the 2009 season. The list of ten different “Sox Pax” available for sale, all of which feature at least one game against the Rays or the Yankees, is attached. The single games that are available for sale include the Rays games on April 8 and 9, the Orioles games on April 17, 18 and 19, the Twins games on April 21 and 22, the Indians games on May 6 and 7, the Rays games on May 8, 9 and 10 and the games against the Blue Jays on May 19, 20 and 21. There is a maximum limit of two Sox Pax packages per customer of up to four tickets per package for a total of 32 tickets. Fans can also purchase a maximum of eight tickets from the single game sales with any combination of games.
The inaugural Great Fenway Park Yard Sale will take place in the Third Base Concourse and Absolut Clubhouse. On Saturday, fans who attend Christmas at Fenway presented by Stop and Shop will have an opportunity to view and purchase a selection of items, including authentic Fenway Park bricks and other miscellaneous furniture and items that previously resided in the ballpark. On Sunday, a full complement of Yard Sale items will be available for sale. Fans will be able to purchase a shopping bag, which will include two authentic Fenway Park bricks. They will then be invited to fill the bag to capacity with items that fit in the bag such as game programs, pictures, schedules, etc, subject to availability. Large items such as completely intact ballpark seats, authentic jerseys and bats, large posters and signage and other high-value items will be sold separately.