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    I know that this is a question that is asked alot, but I have to ask it anyway. I am going to be in Boston for my honeymoon. The future wife is amazing for wanting to go to Boston, my favorite city. Anyway she has never been to a Major League baseball and and was pumped about hearing that the Yankees were going to be in Boston the weekend that we are going to be there. I know it is almost impossible to get those tickets, but if there is any good advice i would love to hear it. Thanks

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    Tickets are ALWAYS available...you just have to pay well above face, especially to see the Yanks on a weekend. Prices seem to be down a little bit from last year, but I still just paid $100 a ticket for grandstand to see the Angels at the end of July in an eBay auction. eBay "buy it now" prices are usually a little better than StubHub and you don't have to pay the 10% commission, but it is MUCH easier to browse available tickets on StubHub.
    I can only guess what it would cost to see the Yanks on a weekend...I would imagine that SRO might be at least $100, maybe a lot more. Trying to buy them on the street before the game is probably your highest price option, and watch out for ripoffs (usually the tickets not being for the section the scalper tells you, fake tickets in the worst case).
    It might be pretty fun just to hang around the Cask N Flagon or Boston Beer Works and watch the game while getting a feel for the energy of the Fens. Actually, is that bar beneath the park open to the public during games? I was in there once after a game, don't remember much about it other than I downed about 6 and had a lot of fun.
    "I throw him four wide ones, then try to pick him off first base." - Preacher Roe on pitching to Musial

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    • #3
      Thanks man!!! that is great advice. I have been to Fenway and I love it. So i will look around Ebay to see what i can find, if not we will hit up the bars and have a great time!

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      • #4
        Hey, you're welcome, cajun!!
        I forgot to say...congratulations on your engagement and have a great time on your honeymoon!!!
        Boston is a great city to visit...lots to do, and reasonably compact. I love Cambridge, too...I like places with the college feel to them. I had relatives in town a while back and did the Freedom Trail with them...something I may have never done on my own, and a good day. They got pooped before we made it to Bunker Hill and we took a water taxi from the Constitution back to the NE Aquarium for a nice lunch.
        "I throw him four wide ones, then try to pick him off first base." - Preacher Roe on pitching to Musial

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        • #5
          small ballpark + great success = a tough ticket ( i wont mention anything about bandwagons )...i went with my wife & eldest son to a weekend series back in 98...no problem at all getting 3 seats together...not a chance of that happening now..Fenway = the NEW Jacobs Field
          BALLGAME OVER, YANKEES WIN...THEEEEEEEEEEEE YANKEES WIN
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          • #6
            Cajun, I'll just give you some quick advise, RUN!. No, no I'm just kidding there... Check Ebay, and StubHub will definitely have some even though they will cost alot more. Essentially they are legal scalpers, but they will have some.

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            • #7
              acetickets.com is the "official' reseller for the Red Sox, they "opted out" of the MLB deal with stub hub, so you can try there as well, probably not much better prices than stub hub I bet.

              I have tickets to the Red Sox/Yankees on 7/26, I looked on Stubhub and tickets were going for $150-500 each for the second I am in (Loge Box 88 in RF)

              and I a friend has tickets to the Red Sox/Yankees on 9/28 (The last regular season home game of the season) in Grandstand 8 and they are going for about the same on stubhub. (I am going to his one as well)

              We got our tickets via the online drawings that they had earlier this year. We, amazingly, both had our names drawn for the "chance to purchase tickets to either opening day or any of the Yankee games"

              I call us lucky.
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              • #8
                Thanks to all of you. I really love the city and I know that my fiance will love it too. Looking forward to coming back, it has been too long.

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                • #9
                  You may already know about this, but I feel I should say something about this...I got burned before. You might see some "box" seats that sound too cheap to be true, but they'll probably be RF box seats (like KN13 has). Some of these seats are fine, but a high percentage of them are just terrible seats...either a just plain poor view, or seemingly OK before the game but blocked by people walking in aisles all game long. I've been in seats there where I may have only seen about 10 minutes of the game total due to all the traffic in the aisles right in front of me. It's not just people walking by, a lot of people will stop to watch the game just before they go under the stands, and you'll end up constantly hollering at them to get moving. Then, some of them get pissy and want to jaw or fight with you over it.
                  Unless I consult with my "Fenway expert" friend and he tells me the particular seats I'm looking at are OK, I never touch RF box seats. My two cents.
                  Also, if you do get SRO tickets, stake out a decent place to stand well before game time, or you won't see very much. Watch out for spots that are too close to aisles, where you'll have people shoving by you the entire game long.
                  Have fun!!! I'm sure that just being in Cask N Flagon during the game would be great fun...
                  "I throw him four wide ones, then try to pick him off first base." - Preacher Roe on pitching to Musial

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by hellborn View Post
                    Y, or seemingly OK before the game but blocked by people walking in aisles all game long. .
                    I had seats like that earlier in the season also, back in the Rangers series. They were GREAT seats, just to the 1B side of home plate, but they were in the first row, right next to a high traffic tunnel. It got really annoying.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by KingNothing13 View Post
                      I had seats like that earlier in the season also, back in the Rangers series. They were GREAT seats, just to the 1B side of home plate, but they were in the first row, right next to a high traffic tunnel. It got really annoying.
                      We had two games in a row like that a few years ago when I had a friend in from out of town, and I was just about to have an stroke from being so frustrated by the end of the second game.
                      Personally, I think that it's questionable to call those "box" seats, but I guess you just have to be an educated consumer. There are definitely some RF box seats that are very, very nice.
                      "I throw him four wide ones, then try to pick him off first base." - Preacher Roe on pitching to Musial

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                      • #12
                        Wow... sounds like what you guys need is to have somebody walk around Fenway, take pictures from all sorts of angles, and post them here.

                        For example, here's a picture of the Loge level at Shea Stadium...


                        (Photo taken September 26, 2007. © Gary Dunaier)

                        You can clearly see that the Loge Reserved seats, to the left of the aisle in this shot, are not particularly good because you've got the aisle right in front of you, and the further back you go the more the overhang of the upper levels comes into play. Loge Reserved tickets at Shea start at $31 (the actual selling price depends on the "game category" as determined by the Mets), so, as is the case at Fenway, it's very important to be an informed consumer.

                        I'm certainly not doubting what you guys are saying... I've never been to Fenway... but it certainly helps to have visuals.

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                        • #13
                          You can go to bosox.com and click on the seating diagram of the ballpark to see some photos...BUT, some of them are wildly optimistic. Sections 89 and 90 have some really bad seats, but the photos on the site make it look like you'll be sitting right behind the wall with no seats or aisles in front of you. The photo for section 91 is more realistic, and would give you an idea that you might have problems seeing the game from there.
                          A general note on box seats down the RF line...they face shallow CF instead of the mound and home plate. You're guaranteed to have a sore neck by the end of the game from turning your head to the left the whole time. Sounds silly, but I've sat there a few times and it gets really uncomfortable for me!
                          (I think the guy in Gary Dunaier's avatar was sitting in one of those seats... ;^)
                          Fenway is a beautiful, historic place...but also VERY quirky.
                          Last edited by hellborn; 05-23-2008, 05:30 AM.
                          "I throw him four wide ones, then try to pick him off first base." - Preacher Roe on pitching to Musial

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