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Schedule of Events for 4th Annual Futures at Fenway Presented by Comcast

August 7, 2009 - Eastern League (EL1)
Portland Sea Dogs News Release


BOSTON, MA - The 4th Annual Futures at Fenway Presented by Comcast minor league doubleheader will take place on Saturday, August 8, 2009. The following is the schedule of events for the day and entertainment options for fans and their families.

10:35 a.m. - Ballpark opens to the Public

Fans will be able to come into the ballpark one-and-a-half hours before the first game of the doubleheader between the Portland Sea Dogs and the Bowie Baysox (AA-Baltimore) commences at 12:05 p.m. There will be family-friendly entertainment throughout the Fenway Park concourses. On Yawkey Way, there will be an inflatable T-Ball and moon bounce setup along with a rock wall, face painter and balloon artist. There will be a second moon bounce setup at the Gate C.

12:05 p.m. - First pitch of the game between the Portland Sea Dogs and the Bowie Baysox

There will be numerous in-game entertainment that has been scheduled. Slugger, the Portland Sea Dogs mascot will be featured in a number of skits that will be appealing to kids and adults alike. Mascot performances with kids are also scheduled to take place on top of the 1st Base and the 3rd Base dugouts along with other skits where kids will be selected at random from the crowd.

1:30 p.m. - Autograph Session with Pawtucket Red Sox players

There will be a 45 minute autograph session from 1:30 - 2:15 p.m. in the Gate B Big Concourse near the Best Buy Players Club with the players from the Pawtucket Red Sox.

4:00 p.m. - Approximate First pitch of the game between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Norfolk Tides

Similar to the first game, there will once again be entertainment for fans at the game. One lucky kid who signs up for a Red Sox Kid Nation membership will be upgraded to a premium seat and another will receive the opportunity to spend one inning inside the Green Monster scoreboard during the game. There will be a pizza eating contest for adults, a mascot race, two t-shirt tosses to the crowd and a mascot ball toss for fans as well during the game.

5:00 p.m. - Autograph Session with Portland Sea Dogs players

There will be a 45 minute autograph session from 5:00 - 5:45 p.m. in the Gate B Big Concourse near the Best Buy Players Club with the players from the Portland Sea Dogs.

Ticket prices will remain the same this year as last year's Futures at Fenway event. They range from as little as $5 (for Upper Bleachers) to just $30 (for Green Monster Seats, Dugout Seats, the EMC Club and the State Street Pavilion Club). Tickets can be purchased on www.redsox.com or by calling 1-877-REDSOX9. Tickets will also be available for purchase at Fenway Park at Gate E beginning at 10:35 am on Saturday. Fans with disabilities may also call (877) REDSOX-9 to purchase accessible seating (while supplies last). The Red Sox' TTY number for hearing-impaired fans is (617) 226-6644. Fans will also be able to enjoy selected concession items at discounted prices.


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