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Before the Sox head down to Fort Myers for 2020 Spring Training, they're heading to Springfield for the 6th annual Winter Weekend!

To mark the unofficial start of baseball season, the squad will first spend a winter weekend at MGM Springfield meeting with fans, signing autographs and more!

Event Dates:

Friday, January 17 - Saturday, January 18, 2020


MGM Springfield
One MGM Way
Springfield MA 01103

MassMutual Center
1277 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01103

Fan Block Hotels

This year's fan block hotel options are available at a variety of area hotels. Please click on the links below for more hotel information and booking links. All hotel reservations are handled directly by each hotel. Please note that there is no fan block at MGM Springfield.

Event Registration

Event registration will take place at the MassMutual Center Box office on Friday January 17 from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Saturday January 18 from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Player Appearances

Below is a list of Players/Alumni/Coaches who appeared at Winter Weekend in 2019. Stay tuned for more information on who will attend in 2020!

2019 Attendees:

Matt Barnes
Andrew Benintendi
Mookie Betts
Xander Bogaerts
Ryan Brasier
Rafael Devers
Brock Holt
Brian Johnson
Sandy Leon
Mitch Moreland
Eduardo Nunez
Steve Pearce
Rick Porcello
Bobby Poyner
Eduardo Rodriguez
Chris Sale
Blake Swihart
Tyler Thornburg
Sam Travis
Marcus Walden


Wade Boggs
Boof Bonser
Billy Conigliaro
Jim Corsi
Dennis Eckersley
Alan Embree
Dwight Evans
Carlton Fisk
Keith Foulke
Craig Hansen
Tommy Harper
Sam Horn
Chris Howard
Jim Lonborg
Mike Lowell
Fred Lynn
Pedro Martinez
David Ortiz
Jeff Plympton
Jim Rice
Brian Rose
Ken Ryan
Luis Tiant
Jason Varitek


Andy Barkett
Craig Bjornson
Alex Cora
Carlos Febles
Tom Goodwin
Tim Hyers
Dana LeVangie
Ron Roenicke
Ramon Vazquez

Fan Activities

Player & Alumni Autographs & Photos @ MGM Springfield and the MassMutual Center

Each Weekend Pass to the event comes with guaranteed access to one autograph and photo session with one or two of the attending players/alumni/coaches.    Please note that the individual(s) signing autographs in each room is different from the individual(s) taking photos.

Autograph and Photo Sessions will take place at both MGM Springfield AND the MassMutual Center. Please make sure you are paying careful attention to your wristband to ensure you go to the correct location. You will receive your wristbands when you check in for the event at the MassMutual Center box office. Pre-registration for your autograph/photo sessions will begin on Friday, January 3rd.

Breakfast with Wally & Tessie/Dinner with Wally & Tessie* @ MGM Springfield

Join Wally and his sister Tessie for a mascot-themed breakfast and dinner for kids and families on Saturday morning and early evening! *separately ticketed events for additional charges   

Season Ticket Holder Lounge @ MGM Springfield

Season Ticket Holders are invited to stop by their exclusive Lounge on Saturday, January 18 to relax and unwind while connecting with other Season Ticket Holders and the Red Sox Season Ticket Services team. Complimentary snacks and refreshments will be available throughout the day, as well as games, giveaway opportunities and more! Proper credentials required.

Town Hall Meeting @ the MassMutual Center

Winter Weekend kicks off Friday at the MassMutual Center arena, right after members of the 2020 Red Sox are introduced. The Town Hall will air on NESN at a later date.

Fan Fest @ the MassMutual Center

This year's Fan Fest is comprised of 3 areas: the Family Fun Zone in the Exhibition Hall, the Social Media Lounge, and our new 'Wally's World' area.   Make sure to visit all 3 spots between Friday night and Saturday to test your fastball at the speed pitch, get your picture taken with the four World Series Trophies, giveaways, and more!

Baseball Insider Panels @ the MassMutual Center

This year's panels will take place at the MassMutual Center. There will be no pre-registration for panels. Access to the panels will be first-come, first-serve.

Ticket Town @ the MassMutual Center

Dedicated sales representatives will be available on Friday night and throughout the day on Saturday to assist with ticket purchases for the 2020 season, including a chance to purchase tickets for summer games before they are available to the public.

NESN Live from Winter Weekend @ the MassMutual Center

Catch NESN's live broadcast of Winter Weekend with special appearances from Red Sox players and executives on Saturday.


This year's panels will take place at the MassMutual Center arena (same location as Friday night's Town Hall). There will be no pre-registration for panels and access will be first-come, first-serve.

Stay tuned for more details on this year's panel schedule!

Other Activities at MGM Springfield

Regal Cinemas Movie Theater
  • 7 auditoriums all with luxury recliners
  • Full Bar
TAP Arcade and Bowling
  • Fun and food for fans of all ages!
South End Market
  • A 24 hour venue that offers 6 unique dining options
The Plaza
  • Ice Skating Rink
    • January 17: 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.
    • January 18: 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.
    • Skate Rentals Available for $5
    • Skating fees range from $8-$12 per person
  • Kringle Candle Emporium- Be sure to stop by and check out this unique boutique's signature pure burning candles, as well as gifts, keepsakes, and a gourmet café.



There is complimentary self-parking available at MGM Springfield.

Civic Center Garage (41 Harrison Avenue)

The event rate at the Civic Center Garage is $10 for General and $15 for VIP. Event rates will be available on Friday, January 17th and Saturday, January 18th.

I-91 North Garage (1870 East Columbus Ave)

Event Parking: $8.00

I-91 South Garage (1620 East Columbus Ave)

Event Parking: $8.00

Columbus Center Garage (150 Bridge Street)

Event Parking: $13.00

Taylor Street Garage (33 Taylor Street)

First ½ hour: $1.50

Each additional hour: $2.00

Tower Square Garage (Entrance on East Columbus Ave and Bridge Street)

Event Parking: $10