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Red Sox pass 3 million mark on tickets

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  August 3, 2011 10:00 AM

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This release from the Red Sox:

The Boston Red Sox announced that at 10:01 p.m. on August 1, the club exceeded 3 million tickets sold for the 2011 season. The date, August 1, surpasses the previous record of August 5, 2009, as the earliest date in club history to reach this historic mark.

The team has, to date, sold 3,000,174 tickets, the fourth time in their history the Red Sox have reached 3 million tickets sold. In addition to 2009, the club also accomplished the feat in 2008 (August 14) and 2010 (August 6).

Tickets for the remaining 2011 regular season games are still available on www.redsox.com, by calling 888-REDSOX6, at the Fenway Park box office Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and on the day of the game at Gate E a few hundred tickets for virtually all locations are made available starting 90 minutes prior to each game for last minute purchase.

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Also:

The Boston Red Sox will honor the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps tomorrow when the Sox host the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park. Returned Peace Corps volunteers from throughout New England will participate in a pre-game Parade of Nations presentation of the colors. Joe Kennedy III (Dominican Republic, 2004-2006), whose great uncle, President John F. Kennedy, founded the Peace Corps in 1961, will throw out the first pitch.

The pre-game ceremony, Peace Corps Chief of Staff Stacy Rhodes (Bolivia, 1968-1970) will recognize notable returned Peace Corps volunteers from the Greater Boston area and leaders of the Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (BARPCV). In 2011, the Peace Corps is commemorating 50 years of promoting peace and friendship around the world.

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