'Tis the season ... to buy Red Sox tickets for next season.
The Red Sox announced today that, for the third straight year, the team will host “Christmas at Fenway” on Saturday, Dec. 10, when fans can purchase 2006 Sox Pax as well as single-game tickets to 20 selected April and May games.
The team will host an event at Fenway Dec. 10, but because of limited ballpark access due to ongoing construction, attendees will be selected from a pool of fans who register at RedSox.com between noon on Tuesday, Nov. 29 and noon on Monday, Dec. 5. The Red Sox released the following details regarding the ticket purchases:
Single-game ticket sales will primarily be handled online at www.redsox.com or by calling 24-hour touch-tone ticketing at (617) 482-4SOX beginning at 9 a.m. on Dec. 10. Fans purchasing Sox Pax may do so online at www.redsox.com. For accessible seating, call (877) RED-SOX9, also beginning at 9 a.m. on December 10 (while supplies last). The Red Sox’ TTY number for hearing-impaired fans is (617) 226-6644.
The Fenway event, part of which will be televised live on NESN, will include Red Sox players, coaches and alumni as well as round-table discussions with club officials. Among those already confirmed to attend: Kevin Youkilis, Gabe Kapler, Adam Stern, Manny Delcarmen, Craig Hansen and coaches Brad Mills, Dave Wallace and DeMarlo Hale.
Nine different "Sox Pax" will be available. Each "Sox Pax" includes a ticket to four pre-selected games. Among those games available in Sox Pax are opening day (April 11 vs. the Blue Jays), selected Yankees games, some interleague games against the Mets and Nationals, as well as assorted weekend contests throughout the season.
Tickets for select April and May games will be available for April 12-13 vs. Toronto; April 14-16 vs. Seattle; April 18-20 vs. Tampa Bay; May 3-4 vs. Toronto; May 5-7 vs. Baltimore; May 12-14 vs. Texas and May 25-28 vs. Tampa Bay. Tickets for these games may be purchased in person at the park during Christmas at Fenway, by calling 617-482-4SOX or online at RedSox.com.
Fans may purchase up to eight single-game tickets, a maximum of four per game. Fans may purchase up to two Sox Pax at a maximum of four tickets per package during the “Christmas at Fenway” event. All fans who win the opportunity to attend the Fenway event are guaranteed the chance to purchase two "Sox Pax."
Most single-game tickets--including all Green Monster seats and right field roof seats--will go on sale in February, making four-game "Sox Pax" the first opportunity for fans to buy tickets to many individual games--including Opening Day and some Yankees games.
Season tickets remain capped at about 20,000 full-season equivalents, and the waiting list is nearly 4,000. Fans may call 877-RED-SOX9 to join the list.
Popular “10th Man Plans,” instituted in 2004, will be sold out for 2006 through the renewal process. If any become available, fans on the season ticket waiting list will be given the first opportunity to purchase them.
Some spots at the Fenway event will also be reserved for fans who purchase "Red Sox Nation" cards, who may register for their own random drawing via RedSox.com between noon on Tuesday, Nov. 29 and noon on Monday, Dec. 5. There will also be special opportunities for members of Red Sox Kid Nation presented by Hood. Members will be notified.