BOSTON, MA - The 2018 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox will once again host a weekend getaway of hot stove fun for fans and families January 18-20. The fifth annual "Baseball Winter Weekend" at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, includes a Town Hall Meeting with Red Sox leaders,
BOSTON, MA - The 2018 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox will once again host a weekend getaway of hot stove fun for fans and families January 18-20. The fifth annual "Baseball Winter Weekend" at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, includes a Town Hall Meeting with Red Sox leaders, autographs and photos with Red Sox players, and round-table discussions on a variety of baseball topics. The weekend also includes a full baseball festival for fans of all ages and clinics for kids.
This year's event will also highlight the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson with a screening of the biographical movie "42" on Saturday night, following the day's last panel discussion featuring Robinson's daughter and Vice Chair of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Sharon Robinson.
Weekend passes for Winter Weekend, which include the option for hotel accommodations, are on sale now on redsox.com/winterweekend. Passes provide access for the entire event and are $75 for adults and $25 for children 14 and under. Children two and under are free. Red Sox Season Ticket Holder prices (for adults) are $65 and their children's price is $20.
Mastercard is the preferred payment of the Boston Red Sox and its cardholders will have special opportunities at Winter Weekend. The first 30 guests to purchase Winter Weekend tickets with a Mastercard will be invited to a private meet-and-greet with Red Sox players and uniformed personnel. Additionally, guests who present their Mastercard upon arrival at the panel discussions on Saturday will have access to a 'fast pass' line for entry.
The entire Red Sox roster, including coaches, is invited to attend. Red Sox alumni, Wally the Green Monster and his sister Tessie will also be in attendance.
The weekend will begin Friday night with the introduction of the participating players, followed by a fan-interactive Town Hall Meeting with Red Sox leadership on hand to answer questions from fans. The Town Hall event will be televised by NESN at a later date.
Throughout the day on Saturday, fans will have an opportunity to get autographs and take photos with players, see the four World Series Trophies, and Red Sox artifacts such as Silver Bats, Gold Gloves, MVPs, and Cy Young Awards. A series of baseball clinics for kids conducted by Red Sox coaches and alumni will also take place throughout the day on Saturday.
Family-friendly activities include wiffle ball on the indoor field, a virtual reality experience, batting and pitching cages, and the chance to meet Wally and Tessie. Panel discussions with members of the 2018 World Series Championship team as well as discussions with former players will also take place throughout the day on Saturday. Popular panels like the kids-only press conference and a game show presentation will return.
NESN and WEEI will broadcast live from Baseball Winter Weekend on Saturday with interviews with Red Sox players and leadership. Winter Weekend attendees will have the opportunity to meet the NESN network broadcasters. NESN Clubhouse, presented by Delta Dental, will also be hosting open auditions for young fans who want the chance to be on NESN's award-winning and commercial-free pre-game show for kids, which airs every Sunday. Red Sox radio partner WEEI will give fans the opportunity to test their skills at broadcasting game-day play calls for some of the most famous plays in Red Sox history, and will also have a variety of games and prizes for families to play and win.
Winter Weekend concludes on Sunday with Breakfast with Wally and Tessie, a mascot-themed breakfast for children and families. Tickets for the breakfast are available for an additional cost and can be purchased at redsox.com/winterweekend.
Fans are encouraged to check redsox.com/winterweekend periodically for updates on participants and activities.