One of our most popular blog posts over the past six years is “$10 Red Sox Tickets: A offer even a Yankee fan will love.” In fact, we get many emails every baseball season asking: Is this offer still valid? The answer is YES!
My husband and I attended two games at Fenway Park this past week, and SRO tickets for active duty military (ID mandatory) were available at both. (Read our original post here.) These are a few new tips from our trip:
Tuesday, July 26th, 7:10 p.m. game, Red Sox v. Detroit Tigers: We arrived two hours before the game to stand in the military/Will Call line at Gate B. There were about 40 people in line, and many of those people were civilians picking up pre-purchased tickets. We got two SRO tickets, below.
A few things have changed since our initial post in 2010.
- The window at Gate B opens 90 minutes before game time, not 2 hours before game time.
- There are no longer signs taped to the box office windows giving details of the military SRO tickets. You also won’t find any information about this offer on the official Red Sox website. Don’t let that stop you. The offer is real.
- Be sure to get in the correct line. When we were at Fenway this week, there was a huge line of people who already had tickets waiting to get into the park through Gate B. You don’t want to be in that line. You want to be in the (usually shorter) line against the brick wall for the Gate B ticket window.
Wednesday, July 26th, 1:35 p.m. game, Red Sox v. Detroit Tigers: We’d been out and about in Boston and didn’t decide to go to the game until the fourth inning. We walked up to Gate B behind another military couple, who also were buying $10 SRO tickets. There were still SRO military tickets left. Score!
My husband gave the attendant his military ID and a credit card, and she gave him back two tickets. We walked into Fenway, only to discover that the clerk had upgraded us. Instead of giving us SRO tickets, she gave us two seats in the Left Field Pavilion. Plus, she hadn’t charged our card. Awesome! This is the second time over the years that has happened to us. Here’s the deal: Every so often, ticket holders who aren’t using their seats will leave their tickets to be given — for free — to military members. You can’t ask for these tickets. It appears that it’s up to the clerks to decide who to surprise with the tickets. So be nice to whoever waits on you at Gate B!