When Father's Day rolls around, it's time to do something special for that paternal Rock of Gibraltar in your life. Forget the loud ties. Forget the socks. New England is a great place to take Dad out to the ball game. Here's a guide to New England's major and minor league baseball teams that will help you to plan a special outing for your father or any special man or baseball fan in your life.
BOSTON RED SOX (American League)
New England's major league baseball team, the Boston Red Sox, plays at century-old Fenway Park, home of The Green Monster. Scoring tickets to the game can be tricky. For ticket information, call 617-482-4SOX. Tickets can also be purchased online and printed at home. For sold-out games, you can often purchase Red Sox tickets from StubHub.com at a premium.
Going to the Game:
Red Sox tickets for Father's Day giving are just a few clicks away. Check the online game schedule to pick a great date to whisk Dad away to the ballpark, then purchase your tickets online. Tickets may also be ordered by phone or purchased on game day at Gate E beginning 90 minutes prior to game time if there is availability. Want to know where you'll be sitting? A Fenway Park seating chart is available at the Red Sox' official site, too. Directions to Fenway are also available online.
Other Boston Red Sox Links:
Boston Globe Red Sox Coverage - Stay up to date with the latest Red Sox news, from boston.com
Fenway Park Guided Tours - Give Dad a bonus treat--a tour of historic Fenway Park.
Live Red Sox Coverage - If you can't get to the ballpark, follow New England's team online. You can subscribe to stream video broadcasts or listen to live play-by-play coverage at MLB.com, the official site of major league baseball.
Red Sox Shop - You'll find Father's Day gift ideas for your favorite Red Sox fan at the team's online store at MLB.com, which features official Red Sox apparel for "rookies" and adults, team logo watches and a variety of gifts and novelties. Gift cards are also available if you just can't make up your mind.
Special Moments in Red Sox History - Take a trip down memory lane and relive great Red Sox moments.
PAWTUCKET RED SOX (International League AAA)
Going to the Game:
Getting tickets to take Dad to cheer on the PawSox is quick and easy online. Check the PawSox home game schedule, then purchase your tickets online. General admission tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and children 12 and under. Tickets may also be ordered by phone, 401-724-7300, or by visiting the PawSox Ticket Office at McCoy Stadium. Want to know what your view of the diamond will be? A McCoy Stadium seating chart is available at the PawSox' official site, too. Directions to McCoy are also available online. A schedule of premium giveaway days and special events at the stadium is online at the team's official Web site, too.
Other Pawtucket Red Sox Links:
Free PawSox Kids' Club - Kids 14 and under can join the PawSox Kids Club free by filling out this online form. Special Kids Club benefits include free admission to special games, autograph signing sessions and a free subscription to the "PawSox Patter."
McCoy Stadium - Historic McCoy Stadium was a 1942 WPA project. Here's a bit of background information on the PawSox' home field, from ballparkdigest.com.
Pawtucket Red Sox Merchandise - Order official PawSox merchandise online for Dad or your favorite fan: T-shirts, jackets, caps, souvenirs and more.
NEW BRITAIN ROCK CATS (Eastern AA)
Going to the Game:
Check the Rock Cats game schedule online, then call 860-224-8383 to order tickets or buy tickets online. Adult reserved seats are $10, and general admission tickets are $6 when purchased in advance. A variety of special ticket package offers is available.
Other New Britain Rock Cats Links:
Rookie's Club - Sign your kids up for the free Rookie's Club, and they'll receive free admission to all New Britain Rock Cats Sunday home games, special event invitations, plus other fun perks.