Fenway Park’s Pre-Game Batting Practice Experience May Be The Best Fan Experience In Baseball


Boston’s Fenway Park is one of the most historic, iconic stadiums in sports. The oldest ballpark in the Majors ranks high in terms of aura and mystic, but lacks when it comes to fan experience. Parks like Oriole’s Camden Yards and Pittsburgh’s PNC Park trump Fenway in terms of facilities, food, and in-game experience.

The third most valuable franchise in baseball (a cool $2.7 billion) is making a move to bolster fan experience (ok, only the rich fans) by offering what they call the Center Field Batting Practice Experience.

Via the Red Sox website:

The Center Field Batting Practice Experience will allow groups of 20 to not only watch pre-game batting practice but be part of the action up close and personal. Unlike any other hospitality package in baseball, the Center Field Batting Practice Experience gives you the chance to participate by having your group on the field while the Red Sox take swings at the famous Green Monster. We have designated an exclusive section just inside the center-field warning track for your group to catch Major League fly balls and walk away with the experience of a lifetime. We even provide commemorative baseball gloves for each guest to keep!

The service will allow 20-24 VIP guests to take pre-game tour of the Green Monster and Dell Technologies Level and an exclusive catering section until the end of the seventh inning.

As far as pricing, the average person will need to smash his piggy bank.

  • Silver Game for 20 guests — $11,000
  • Red Game for 20 guests — $10,000
  • Yellow Game for 20 guests — $8,000
  • Blue Game for 20 guests — $7,000

Patrons must also sign a waiver in case they get drilled with a dinger.

Check out the Red Sox site for more info.

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