Wednesday, June 12, 2013

6/12/13: Futures at Fenway with Kidz Bop

For the past two years we have gone to Futures at Fenway.  It is a wonderful way to take the kids to Fenway Park at an affordable price.  Plus this year you can even bring your dog and see Kidz Bop!  Futures at Fenway has been going on for 7 years at Fenway Park.
Details for this year's event:
Families across New England will have the chance to see Major League Baseball stars of tomorrow when the 8th annual “Futures at Fenway presented by Xfinity” returns to Fenway Park on Saturday, July 27. Family-friendly ticket and concession prices along with kid-friendly activities and entertainment highlight the day of minor league fun. 
This year's event invites fans to bring their dogs to the ballpark and features a post-game performance by the popular kids group “The KIDZ BOP Kids.”  We saw them last year at the Life is Good Festival and they are great.
After a one year absence from the event, Boston’s Double-A affiliate, the Portland Sea Dogs, will make their fourth appearance at Futures at Fenway, taking on the Harrisburg Senators, the Double-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals. Fenway Park gates will open at 11 a.m. for the noon game.
After the game, The KIDZ BOP Kids, a group of five kids from across the country that dance and sing today’s biggest hits, will perform. KIDZ BOP is the number one music brand for children ages 5-12 in the U.S. and have been named “#1 Kids’ Artists of the Year” for the third consecutive year by Billboard.
For the first time at Fenway Park, fans will have a chance to bring their dogs to the ballpark. Designated sections of the seating bowl will be available to owners and their pets where rest areas, water bowls, and activities will be provided. There will also be a photo station for dogs and their owners and the opportunity to participate in a pre-game dog parade around the warning track.
Tickets can be purchased at or by calling (877) REDSOX-9. Tickets range from $5 (for Bleacher seats) to $30 (for Premium seating areas, including the EMC Club).  Fans who wish to bring their dog to the ballpark are asked to purchase tickets by phone only at (877) REDSOX-9. They will also be required to download and fill out a waiver form at to bring to the ballpark on the day of the game.
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino originally approached the Red Sox eight years ago with the idea to host minor league games at Fenway Park. Although records are incomplete, the Futures at Fenway games in 2006 are believed to be the first minor league games played at Fenway Park since the 1977 Eastern League All-Star Game. The last known regular season minor league game played at Fenway had been a 1966 Eastern League contest between Pittsfield (Red Sox) and Pawtucket (Indians).
Concessions are also discounted.  Hot Dogs were discounted to $2.50 from $5 and drinks only $2.50.  Be aware though that adult drinks are not discounted so you will still pay over $8 for a beer.  You could also sign the kids up for Red Sox Nation.
There are also little games in between innings also to keep the kids entertained.  Plus there are on-field promotions, and autograph sessions with the stars.  Plus in the concourse there were people making balloon animals, games for the kids, face painters and other fun things to keep the kids entertained.
What a lot of fun for the kids.  Take them out to the Ballgame!
Disclosure:  I received four tickets to Futures at Fenway to promote it.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

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