Can you believe the Red Sox open at home next week? It’s hard for me to wrap my head around this fact given that we still have a snow pile on our tiny front yard! But yes, it’s true, and, as a Boston lifer + Red Sox fan, I’m looking forward to working with the Red Sox this year as part of their Red Sox Moms program. A few weeks ago I met with the team that is working hard to make Fenway family-friendly, and I wanted to share 6 ways they're upping their game in that department.
1. FREE TICKETS! With the support of Hood, the Red Sox have a new program called Calling All Kids, in which kids can join Red Sox Kid Nation for free. The first 25,000 kids registered for Red Sox Kid Nation will receive a free ticket to a 2015 game. And yes, you can of course make sure they line up with tickets you are purchasing. So go sign up!
2. A DEDICATED GATE. There’s a special new Fenway entrance just for families. Gate K is adjacent to Gate B, near the corner of Van Ness and Ipswich Streets.
3. A DEDICATED CREW. The Red Sox Kids Crew is a new dedicated staff for families; they'll greet kids as they enter Gate K, lead kids in games, and be on hand to help families at the park.
4. KID NATION CONCOURSE. Gate K leads families into the new Kid Nation Concourse, with activities (games, balloon artist, face painter, etc.), kid-themed concessions, and more.
5. WALLY’S CLUBHOUSE. After you've enjoyed a couple of innings with your kids, you can hop over to Wally’s Clubhouse. Open from the 3rd to 7th innings, your kids can enjoy clubhouse offerings and take a selfie with Wally the Green Monster. (And yes, there's a TV there so you can follow the game.)
6. STUDENT TICKETS. Got older kids? As a longtime poor graduate student, I love that the Red Sox are making $9 home game tickets available for students 15 and older.
So great, right? First and foremost, go grab your kids a Red Sox Kid Nation membership before they run out. And if you have Red Sox/family related questions, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will patch your queries through to headquarters!
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Disclosure: The Red Sox Moms program is an experiential blogger program. I'm not paid to share information; I'm just sharing what I think is cool and useful for you all!