Boston Red SoxHere’s a press release from the Boston Red Sox concerning the 4th annual “Futures at Fenway” games:

2009 “Futures at Fenway” to take place on Saturday, August 8

Fourth Annual Minor League Doubleheader will feature Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox and Double-A Portland Sea Dogs who will play regular season games at Fenway Park with family-friendly ticket prices

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox announced details today for the fourth annual “Futures at Fenway” minor league doubleheader that is scheduled for Saturday, August 8 at Fenway Park. Similar to the three previous events, family-friendly ticket and concession prices and kid-friendly activities will highlight this day of minor league fun at “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark”. The games in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were played in front of capacity crowds eager to see the Red Sox stars of tomorrow.

After a one year absence, Boston’s Double-A affiliate, the Portland Sea Dogs, return to take part in the 2009 “Futures at Fenway.” They will be joined by the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Red Sox’ Triple-A affiliate, who played in the 2008 event. Portland will face off against the Bowie Baysox (Double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Organization) in the first game at 12:05 p.m. while Pawtucket will battle the Norfolk Tides (Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Organization) in the second game of the doubleheader.

Kids attending the event will be selected randomly throughout the day to participate in a number of exciting activities, such as participating in mascot races and taking part in other on-field activities. Additionally, youngsters will be able to get autographs from the players during autograph sessions scheduled on the Big Concourse.

Ticket prices will again remain unchanged, ranging from $5 (for Upper Bleachers) to $30 (for Green Monster Seats, Dugout Seats, the EMC Club and the State Street Pavilion Club). In addition, discounted concession items will be available for fans attending “Futures at Fenway”.

Tickets will be available for fans to sit in ballpark locations many have never before had the chance to enjoy, such as the Green Monster Seats, on the Right Field Roof Deck, in the Dugout Seats, and EMC Club and State Street Pavilion.

Red Sox season ticket holders, members of Red Sox Nation and members of Red Sox Kid Nation presented by Hood have a first opportunity to purchase tickets. Those fans have already been contacted with details.

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 21 via the internet at or by touch-tone telephone at 1-877-REDSOX-9. 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.

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino approached the Red Sox four years ago with the idea to host minor league games at Fenway Park.

“Events like ‘Futures at Fenway’ reflect the team’s commitment to creating opportunities for more fans to experience America’s Most Beloved Ballpark,” said Red Sox President/CEO Larry Lucchino. “Thanks to the suggestion of Mayor Menino, and the family-friendly ticket prices, many of our fans will enjoy a relaxing day of minor league fun at Fenway where they’ll see the franchise’s future stars in action.”

Although records are incomplete, the games in 2006 are believed to be the first minor league games played at Fenway Park since the 1977 Eastern League All-Star Game. The last known regular season minor league game played at Fenway had been a 1966 Eastern League contest between Pittsfield (Red Sox) and Pawtucket (Indians).