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Old May 3, 17, 5:56 am
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Red Sox tickets

Going to be in Boston next weekend, and was hoping to take in a game at Fenway Park (Sox vs Tampa on Sunday 14th).

Iíve had no luck with the first couple of websites I tried. One needed me to set up an account, and couldnít cope with a UK telephone number - the other declined two credit cards, so Iím guessing doesnít like non-US cards.

Will it be easy enough to get tickets once we get to Boston?

To be honest, although I love my sport, I havenít got a Scooby about baseball, so itís very much the experience of a game (and Fenway as a venue) that weíre interested in, rather than particularly good seats Ė so the cheaper the better from my perspective.
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Old May 3, 17, 6:39 am
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Originally Posted by MIM View Post
Going to be in Boston next weekend, and was hoping to take in a game at Fenway Park (Sox vs Tampa on Sunday 14th).

Iíve had no luck with the first couple of websites I tried. One needed me to set up an account, and couldnít cope with a UK telephone number - the other declined two credit cards, so Iím guessing doesnít like non-US cards.

Will it be easy enough to get tickets once we get to Boston?

To be honest, although I love my sport, I havenít got a Scooby about baseball, so itís very much the experience of a game (and Fenway as a venue) that weíre interested in, rather than particularly good seats Ė so the cheaper the better from my perspective.
Which websites did you try already? The most popular ticket resellers in the area seem to be stubhub.com and aceticket.com , but not sure if either one will take a UK credit card. I have had good luck with both of those sites in terms of the process of purchasing.

Did you try purchasing directly from bostonredsox.com? Again, not sure if it will be able to handle a transaction from the UK.

If you still don't have luck, my suggestion might be to get to the ticket office at Fenway as soon as it's open that morning - 10:00am. Tampa Bay is a division rival and lately division games have sold out or pretty close I believe. Or if you're in town on Saturday you could try to go then.

If you're staying at a hotel in Boston, there is also an Ace Ticket store near the TD Garden that you could try to get to at 10am if that is closer to where you'll be, and also open on Saturday if you're around.

I hope that helps!
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Old May 5, 17, 7:19 am
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Red Sox Replay is the official site for buying on the secondary market. It's where season ticket holders like me can relist there tickets to sell. You can find it here: http://redsoxreplay.com/resale/redsox-events/

No sure about the international credit card on that site, but you can check at the Sox ticket office at 877-Redsox9

I'd sell you my tickets for that game but they are probably more than you want to spend ($150 each)
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Old May 5, 17, 8:38 am
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Red Sox Replay is the official site for buying on the secondary market. It's where season ticket holders like me can relist there tickets to sell. You can find it here: http://redsoxreplay.com/resale/redsox-events/

No sure about the international credit card on that site, but you can check at the Sox ticket office at 877-Redsox9

I'd sell you my tickets for that game but they are probably more than you want to spend ($150 each)
That's brilliant - may thanks!

When I'd tried the link on the Sox official site, the website kept crashing, but this worked.

Took a couple of goes to get the payment to work. It wouldn't take my credit card directly, but had the option of using Mastercard 'Masterpass'. I tried setting up my Travelex Supercard (to avoid the currency fees) but this didn't work - but I was OK when I used my regular UK Mastercard.

Interestingly, with all the messing about, my initial purchase timed out. When I went back in to try and re-select those seats, they'd gone up $5 each - presumably there's an an dynamic pricing algorithm somewhere that identified extra demand for that block... I just selected the block next door at $15 each less...
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Old May 5, 17, 9:03 am
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Glad to help. Check the park info page at http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/bal...?content=guide for everything you might need to know about bags sizes, time park opens, etc. And as far as I know, they check ID on everyone no matter how old you do or don't look. Bring your passports if you want a beer. Might not hurt to pick up a prepaid visa card before you go so you don't run into trouble with the international CC.
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Old May 5, 17, 1:41 pm
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Glad it worked out well for you MIM and welcome to Flyertalk, NHGail.
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Old May 5, 17, 2:52 pm
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Thanks lo2e
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