Thursday, October 01, 2009
The Boston Red Sox today announced that the final series of the 2009 regular season will be celebrated as the Red Sox “Fan Appreciation Series” as a way to thank the team’s fans for their continuous support. The Red Sox “Fan Appreciation Series” will take place October 1-4, 2009, during the series against the Cleveland Indians, before the Red Sox head to their sixth postseason appearance in the past seven seasons.
“This is a chance for us to say thank you to our most ardent fans,” said Red Sox President/CEO Larry Lucchino. “John, Tom, Theo, Tito and I along with the rest of our organization and our players appreciate the dedication and loyalty we are so privileged to experience with Red Sox Nation. It is no accident that the Red Sox have owned one of the best home records in all of baseball for the past few years. It is due in great part to the passionate support of our fans who have been here throughout the season and will be at Fenway Park this weekend.”
Fans at Fenway Park will enjoy various giveaways and events on all four days of the series. The Official Red Sox Team Store on Yawkey Way will offer a special 20% discount on all items (with the exception of memorabilia) purchased during the game (after the gates open two hours prior to the scheduled start until closing). ARAMARK vendors will also be providing lucky fans, selected randomly throughout the ballpark, with complimentary peanuts and Cracker Jacks during the 7th inning stretch of each game.
The Red Sox will have the following special giveaways or activities on each of the four days during the series:
Thursday, October 1 – Red Sox Giveaways – Each inning throughout the game, a fan will be randomly selected to receive one of the following unique Red Sox-themed giveaways:
-4 Tickets to 2010 Opening Day at Fenway Park
-4 Tickets to Game 3 of the 2009 American League Division Series game at Fenway Park
-Autographed Game-Used Base from the 2009 season
-The opportunity for 10 people to take Batting Practice in the visitors batting cage
-The opportunity to spend an inning in the NESN/WEEI booth during a 2010 game with four tickets to the game
-A Ceremonial First Pitch opportunity during a 2010 game with four tickets to the game
Friday, October 2 – On-Field Photo Day – Fans will have a chance to get a photograph with a player before the game during On-Field Photo Day. Fans will be invited to head to the warning track on the field as soon as the gates open at 5:10 p.m. Players will come out to the field and greet fans for approximately one hour.
Saturday, October 3 – Shirts-Off-Our-Backs – The players will take part in a Shirts Off Our Backs promotion where fans will be randomly chosen during the later portions of the game to receive an autographed Red Sox jersey immediately following the end of the game.
Sunday, October 4 – Run the Bases – On the final day of the regular season, kids will have a chance to Run The Bases after the game. Throughout the game, announcements will be made reminding interested fans to line up in the Big Concourse behind the bleachers if they’d like to participate. All participating fans will be brought out onto the field approximately 40 minutes after the final out of the game.
All promotions and giveaways are open only to ticketed Red Sox patrons for that particular game. Any in-seat promotion will require fans to be in their own seats and have a valid ticket stub for that seat.
Courtesy Red Sox Communications