The Red Sox are calling all kids!
This year, for the first time ever, the team is giving away 25,000 free tickets through a Kid Nation membership. Membership includes a ticket to a home game as well as access to Kid Nation events, a 10 percent discount at the team store for the 2015 season and Kid Nation Email Newsletters.
Adam Grossman, SVP of Marketing and Brand Development for the Red Sox says "this is the first time Kid Nation has offered a free tier" since it was created in 2004. In past years, the membership cost $36.95.
"We've made an organizational commitment to provide greater access to Red Sox Games, enhance the kids' experience at Fenway, and celebrate and strenghten the game of baseball in the community" Adam adds.
The changes, new this season, also include Gate K (for kids), which is near Gate B. The Kids Concourse will include Wally's Clubhouse, which will be open from the 3rd through 7th innings. There, kids will be able to meet Wally the Green Monster, play games or enjoy some crafts. The concourse itself will also have face painting and life size pillars of the players so kids can see how they measure up.
The promotion, which is designed for kids 14 and under, is already underway. You can sign up here.
The team is also offering an upgraded All Star Membership, which includes all sorts of extras, for $39.95. Big kids don't miss out either. The Sox offer nine dollar student tickets for high school and college kids, 15 and older, for every home game. While those tickets guarantee at least a standing room entry, the tickets can be upgraded to seats whenever available. You can sign up for those tickets here. Adam says the goal? "We want to bring children closer to the game and ensure the next generation of fans experience Red Sox baseball at Fenway Park." He goes on to say "Getting introduced to the team, the ballpark and the traditions at an early age are the best ways to secure a lifelong love of the game."
The Red Sox home opener is Monday, April 13, against the Nationals.