Baseball Winter Weekend to foster player-fan interaction at Foxwoods Resort Casino, January 23-25

Event Includes a Host of Players and Personalities Providing Autographs, Discussions, and Activities for Kids

The Boston Red Sox will introduce a weekend getaway of hot stove fun for fans and families January 23-25. "Baseball Winter Weekend" at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut includes a Town Hall Meeting with Red Sox leaders, autographs with Red Sox players, and round-table discussions on a variety of baseball topics. It also includes a full baseball festival for fans of all ages and clinics for kids.

Tickets and weekend packages, including the option for discounted hotel accommodations, went on sale today at redsox.com/winterweekend. A pass for all three days is $50 per adult and $10 for children 14 and under. Toddlers under three are free. A one-day pass for Saturday, when the bulk of the activities are scheduled, is $40 per adult, $10 for children. Season Ticket Holders' prices (for adults) are reduced by $10. Their children's price for the three-day pass is $8.

The entire Red Sox roster, including coaches, has been invited to attend. Red Sox alumni and Wally the Green Monster will also be in attendance.  
  
"We look for innovative ways to foster player-fan interaction," said Red Sox President/CEO Larry Lucchino. "Having a convention of Red Sox Nation families, together with our players of today and yesterday, is an appealing concept. With pitchers and catchers scheduled to report to Spring Training just a few weeks later, it's also a warm way on a winter weekend to look forward to the upcoming baseball season."  

The weekend will begin Friday night with the introduction of the participating players, followed by a fan-interactive Town Hall Meeting with Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry, Chairman Tom Werner, President/CEO Larry Lucchino, Executive Vice-President/General Manager Ben Cherington, and Manager John Farrell. The event will be televised by NESN.

Throughout the day on Saturday, fans will have an opportunity to meet players and receive autographs, take photographs with the three World Series Trophies, and see such Red Sox artifacts as Silver Bats, Gold Gloves, MVPs, and Cy Young Awards.

Fans can test their fastball at the Red Sox pitching booth, meet Wally the Green Monster, and attend hour-long discussions from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on such topics as "Breaking into Broadcasting," "The Rise of Statistical Analysis," and "1975: A Magical Season."

Winter Weekend concludes Sunday with a series of baseball clinics on hitting, pitching, baserunning, and coaching conducted by Red Sox coaches and alumni.

"This is a very exciting event for us at Foxwoods," said Jason Guyot, Vice President of Resort Operations for Foxwoods. "What better way to kick-start the New Year than with a 3-day winter celebration among the Red Sox Nation. The property will be awash in a sea of red and white as we host some of the greatest Red Sox baseball players of yesterday and today. This is another great example of how Foxwoods is focused on bringing fun and dynamic events for the whole family to enjoy."

A list of players and coaches that are expected to attend as well as a preliminary itinerary of Baseball Winter Weekend events is attached. Fans can check redsox.com/winterweekend for updates in the coming weeks and follow @RedSox on Twitter for scheduling updates and announcements using #SoxWinterWeekend.