Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Top secret inside information on how to get Sox-Yankees tickets

Yesterday I had the day off, and a buddy and I felt like going to the game.  He asked a few people he knew with ticket connections, but nothing really looked promising.  I checked Craiglist but didn't find any good options.  Stubhub had lots of tickets available, but everything was marked up well over face value, not to mention the additional fees.  I wasn't worried though, cause I had a plan.

A few minutes before game time we walked up to Gate E on Landsdowne St.  I asked the girl at the gate if they still had tickets, and she said "yes."  I walked up to the window and asked what the cheapest they had was, and the guy said $30 grandstands.  So I bought two.  There was no line.  The whole thing took less than a minute.

One quick thought on the game itself: it was about as frustrating as you can get from a Red Sox perspective, they left 16 men on base and only scored 2 runs.  The angry Sox fans will rant and rave and say "they can't hit in the clutch" blah blah blah.  But they're wrong.  It's an anomaly.  Over the course of a baseball season all kinds of ridiculous statistical things happen, and this was just one of them.

Oh, and I have lots of mixed emotions about writing this blog entry.  I think it will be pretty popular, but I kinda hope people don't read it.  I get tickets like that all the time, and I don't want it to end...


  1. Funny - the last few years when I've come in town for a few days and wanted to go to a game, I just walk up to the ticket windows on Landsdowne and viola, tickets!

  2. yeah, you can can almost always do it, but for some reason nobody knows

  3. I think you're talking about this?

    I've heard about it a few times but never tried it. I've heard of people camping out in lines by gate E, but it's good to know that sometimes there's no line.

    I think what happens is that the Sox keep a bunch of tickets set aside for groups, contest winners, players' families, opposing teams, etc. Right before the game starts, they release all the unused ones.

  4. yeah, they have been doing it for a long time, it's been my standard plan for years.


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