Kid Nation – Calling All Kids

The Boston Red Sox Kid Nation “Calling All Kids” has kicked off and there are even more kid-friendly initiatives, on top of the ones introduced last year, designed to bring children even closer to the game, and the Boston Red Sox, in 2016. Free Red Sox Tickets, Virtual Reality Videos, Tessie, Wally’s Clubhouse upgrades, $9 Student Tickets and more!

Kid Nation

Every child in Red Sox Kid Nation (available for kids 14 years of age and under) can attend one Red Sox game for free (subject to limits). Further, entry-level membership in Red Sox Kid Nation will be free too! Kids can sign up here. Though if your child had signed up for the free membership last year, they will be automatically be re-enrolled in this year’s program.

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$9 Red Sox Student Tickets

There will still be $9 student tickets for high school and college students again this year (with student ID) for regular season home games that guarantees at least an entry into standing room, but could also be upgraded to seats on occasions when they are available. Students can purchase $9 Student Tickets on redsox.com/student.

Wally Clubhouse

After a popular launch last season, Wally’s Clubhouse is making even more changes for this year.

There will be a rolling mobile exhibit will feature a miniature fiberglass version of Pesky’s Pole that youngsters can sign with a dry erase marker, a piece of the padded field wall that lines the infield and outfield, and various compartments with objects for them to feel, such as a deconstructed baseball and Fenway Park dirt.

Miniature lockers staged to look just like the ones in the Red Sox clubhouse will be installed in Wally’s Clubhouse, and an oversized trunk filled with authentic Red Sox jerseys, cleats, and batting gloves will be available for kids to play dress up.

In addition to the tactile elements, enhanced organized games and activities such as Red Sox bingo, story time, Q&A sessions, and lessons on scoring the game will take place in the space. The Red Sox will also host a comprehensive clinic later in the season for kids who want to learn how to score the game.

And for the young collectors in the family, an extensive Red Sox bobblehead collection will be on display in the Team Store window located in the Kids Concourse.

At the end of Spring Training, Tessie the Green Monster (Wally’s sister) will take her place in the Kids Concourse where she will be a permanent staple before and during Red Sox home games throughout the season.and a welcoming venue for children to meet Wally the Green Monster.

All of this is in addition to the other interactive games and activities introduced last year!

Tessie and Wally

Red Sox Kid Outreach

The Red Sox will also create initiatives in the community throughout the 2016 season. The Red Sox Foundation will support little league teams across Massachusetts, 32 teams part of the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program (RBI), and kids in the Rookie League program, representing a commitment t0 1600 at-risk children.

For the second consecutive year, the Red Sox will team up with the Highland Street Foundation and the City of Boston on “Out of the Park,” a free event for families in a Boston park in which a Red Sox road game is televised in an atmosphere reminiscent of Fenway Park’s Yawkey Way. Stay tuned for dates!

The Red Sox Hit the Road

The Red Sox will take Fenway Park on the road with a new mobile truck that will bring the ballpark experience to communities throughout New England. The Red Sox Mobile Experience presented by T-Mobile features a 15-foot truck with panels that move to remake the Green Monster wall. The truck will carry a batting cage, virtual reality dugout, and pitching stations to dozens of cities and towns during the 2016 season.
The Red Sox Mobile Experience will debut the week of May 9 leading into MLB’s national “Play Ball!” weekend. Follow Metrowest Mamas on Facebook for announcements of dates!

Virtual Red Sox

For the first time, the club will offer a virtual reality experience at Fenway Park through a series of 360 videos that give exclusive, all-access views of what it’s like to be a Red Sox player during the 2016 season.

Virtual reality stations will be available to kids in Wally’s Clubhouse and to all fans in the Kids Concourse. The videos will also be available to fans online.

SIGN UP!

Fans can begin signing up for the Kid Nation free membership and tickets now, on redsox.com/kidnation. For young fans who wish to choose additional amenities, a paid membership is also available for $39.95 (plus tax). The paid membership includes an exclusive player backpack, dry-fit shirt, Kid Nation LED Watch, Free Red Sox regular season home game ticket, 10% off the official Red Sox store for 2016 season, Kid Nation email newsletters, Kid Nation Passport and Lanyard, and access to exclusive Kid Nation Events.

The season is underway, so let’s start getting ready to play ball!!!

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