Do you know how much it costs to go to the movies these days? Of course you do, because you have kids and that means that a night at the movies can cost $53.96 for a family of four.
I love the movies, but when the weather is good and the only movies you haven’t seen yet are not, it’s time to switch up family time. As a Red Sox Parents, it is true that I get invited to a game or two, but even more valuable than that is the insights I get about the Red Sox and Fenway Park and that is something we all get to benefit from.
The Red Sox have made it their goal to make Fenway Park as family friendly as possible. There is room for fans of all ages at Fenway and here are some of the things you need to know.
The Red Sox and Fenway Park have made the ball park experience much more family friendly over the past few years. Most importantly they have started by making the experience more affordable. With Kid Nation, children get a little “passport” into Fenway park with special prizes and benefits each time the family comes for a game. Each Kid Nation member also gets a free ticket to Fenway so you just have to pay for the parents’ tickets. There is still time to sign up and claim free tickets but do it soon. If you prefer to go in person, head to Fenway Park on game days and visit the Kid Nation booth at Gate B an hour and a half before the first pitch and through the 6th inning. For more information on Kid Nation visit the website’s FAQ page here.
You can also sign up at Fenway Park on game days by visiting the Kid Nation booth located at Gate B an hour and half before first pitch. At Gate B in the Kids Concourse, look for the Kid Nation signs and employees in red polos.
If you have already used up your free Kid Nation ticket, then keep your eye out for specials throughout the season. Most recently, Family 4 Pax was offered with four tickets, for franks and four drinks for $99 (May 23-26th -4 pax are still available for tonight 5/25 all others are sold out).
Download the MLB.com Ballpark app so you don’t have to worry about keeping track of your tickets and your phone. All you will need is to bring your student ID with you to get into the game. Register as a student online here and then you will have access to $9 tickets. If you text the word ‘students’ to the Red Sox at 23215 then you can sign up for alerts for student tickets. Tickets purchased through this special offer will be delivered exclusively to your mobile device via MLB.com Ballpark app. Purchased tickets will be viewable in the app 90 minutes prior to each game purchased and can be scanned directly fom your phone. When you arrive at Fenway, take advantage of the Mobile Ticket Fast Lane to enter the park with no hassle.
Other useful facts:
- Children age two and under do not require a ticket for admission.
- Fans may purchase tickets on a first-come, first-served basis to the CVS Family Sections located in Grandstand Sections 32 and 33, which are designated alcohol-free areas. The Red Sox will strictly enforce this prohibition.
- Strollers and Diaper Bags are welcome at Fenway Park provided that they can fold up easily and can fit beneath fans’ seats. Strollers may not be checked once inside the ballpark.
- Nursing mothers seeking private accommodations are welcome to use the three Family Restroom/Nursing Stations conveniently located throughout the ballpark.
- Wally the Green Monster is the official mascot of the Boston Red Sox official mascot. To have Wally visit your seat during your next trip to Fenway Park or attend a private event, please call 617-226-6040 or e-mail Wally (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- All gates around Fenway Park are handicap-accessible. Gate D has three elevators and Gates B and E have one elevator each available to fans who require them. Grandstand wheelchair ticket holders should enter through Gates D or E.
- Assisted Listening Devices (ALDs) are available to fans who may have hearing or visual impairments. The ALDs are located at the Fan Services Booths at Gates B and E. A $20 refundable cash deposit is required to use a device for the duration of the game. Should fans encounter any issues with the devices, they are encouraged to send a text message to 23215 with the keyword ‘security’ to report any problems or receive assistance.
- Autograph Alley hosts a former Boston Red Sox player, coach, or personality before each home game to sign autographs free of charge. You can find Autograph Alley in the Yawkey Way Team Store.
- Changing tables are located in the Men’s and Women’s washrooms at Gate E and in the Men’s and Women’s washrooms at the lower concourse level behind home plate, as well as the Family Restroom at Gate E. There is also a changing table on the Pavilion Level (behind Pavilion Box 14, and on top of Pavilion Box 2).
- The Boston Red Sox make every effort to preserve the family atmosphere and ensure that all fans are able to enjoy the game in comfort. For the convenience of our fans, ushers and security staff are posted throughout the ballpark. Any fan in need of assistance of any kind is urged to visit our Customer Service booths, where trained staff is ready to help. Customer service booths are located at (1) the Big Concourse; (2) Gate D/Homeplate; (3) Gate E/3rd Base Concourse.