SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – The Red Sox and MGM Springfield announced the details Wednesday for the Sixth Annual Red Sox Winter Weekend that will take place in Downtown Springfield in January.
According to a news release sent to 22News, the Winter Weekend will be January 17 and 18 and will include a town hall meeting with Red Sox leaders, autographs and photos with Red Sox players, a round-table discussion on a variety of baseball topics, and a full baseball festival for all fans.
This is the first time that the Red Sox Winter Weekend will be in downtown Springfield.
Weekend passes can be purchased on their website and they provide access for the entire event and are $80 for adults and $30 for children 14 and under. Children two and under are free. Red Sox Season Ticket Holder prices for adults are $70 and their children’s price is $25.
Some of the activities of the weekend include:
- Wiffleball on the indoor field
- A virtual reality experience
- Batting and pitching cages
- The chance to meet Wally and Tessie.
- Panel discussions will also take place throughout the day on Saturday, with popular favorites returning such as the kids-only press conference and a game show presentation.
The Four Red Sox World Series Trophies were at MGM Springfield Wednesday and will also be at the Winter Weekend where guests will be able to take pictures with them.
Watch the full news conference here:
Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, MGM Springfield President Mike Mathis and Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairwoman Cathy Judd-Stein were at the news conference.
The Red Sox winter weekend will be taking place throughout downtown with some of the events taking place at The MassMutual Center.
This will be the first year the event will be held in Springfield following MGM Resorts agreement to become the official and exclusive resort casino of The Boston Red Sox.
“To bring an iconic brand with this rich history like The Red Sox downtown and introduce a whole new group of fans and tourists to the city of Springfield is a great feeling and I’m excited for this event,” MGM President Mike Mathis said.
Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy told 22News the organization is looking forward to connecting with their fans from the western part of the state.
“I went to school in Hartford CT and spent most of my life in New England so I know the power of The Red Sox around the community but we hope to build a tradition here in Springfield and western Mass,” Kennedy said.
Fans can expect to see many of their favorite players come January.
“Just about all the active players come as well as our high profile alum, from Pedro Martinez, David Ortiz, Wakefield the list goes on and on.”
Weekend passes for the event will cost $80 for adults and $30 for kids.