$10 Red Sox Tickets: An offer even a Yankee fan will love
May 12, 2010
Christine Hofmann-Bourque in Discounts, Fun

JULY 2016 UPDATE: Yes, this Red Sox offer is still valid. See our update here.

Call up your best buddy who’s heading off to boot camp, or your son who’s back from Iraq, and tell him you’d love to spend some quality time together this summer at historic Fenway Park in Boston. Juice up the deal by offering to pay for a pair of Red Sox tickets. Just be sure your soldier/sailor/airman/marine brings an active duty military ID so the two of you can score discounted tickets for $10 each. (Regular prices can be $50, $75, or much more.) Singing “Sweet Caroline” in the 8th inning — a Red Sox tradition — is that much sweeter when it costs less than three beers to get into the park.

Photograph of the view from the Standing Room Only section of Boston's Fenway Park. The entire field is visible, with the first base line running directly in front of the viewer. From thestrengthbehindthestrong.com.Play ball! The view is great from this $10 SRO section at Fenway Park. Here’s the deal: At every regular season game, the Boston Red Sox set aside SRO (standing room only) tickets for active duty military personnel. The number of tickets varies, but it’s often around 200. Each serviceman or servicewoman can purchase a maximum of two tickets per game — one for them, one for you — at $10 each. It’s just one way the Red Sox say “thank you” to our military.

Here’s what you need to know before you head to the ballpark:

Military SRO tickets must be purchased at Gate B. If you spot the statue of Ted Williams — beloved Red Sox player and veteran of WWII and the Korean War — you are in the right place.

You'll feel right at home in the SRO line if your companion is sporting a high and tight haircut.

Pay attention! This is the fine print, which is taped to the ticket window at Gate B. July 2016 UPDATE: This sign is no longer displayed. The information on it is correct, with the exception of one item: The Gate B ticket window opens 90 minutes before game time, not two hours before.

If you’re in Beantown this summer and you snag a couple of SRO tickets, look around for Kyle and me. We’re usually near first base. Go Sox!

Article originally appeared on The Strength Behind the Strong — Proudly supporting our friends and family in the military (http://www.thestrengthbehindthestrong.com/).
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