12/17/2007 3:50 PM ET
Red Sox sell over 27,000 Spring Training tickets on first day of sale
BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox sold over 27,000 tickets for their 2008 spring training games on the first day of sales Saturday.
A total of 27,588 tickets were sold Saturday for 2008 spring training games at City of Palms Park in Fort Myers, Florida. That total includes tickets sold over the internet, by phone, and at the City of Palms Park ticket office.
Tickets remain for nine of the 13 games that will be played at City of Palms Park this spring. Four games: March 8 vs. Florida; March 11 vs. the New York Mets; March 14 vs. Baltimore; and March 15 vs. Cincinnati are complete sellouts.
Boston's spring season opens with a split doubleheader on Thursday, February 28 with games versus Boston College at 1:05 p.m. and Northeastern University at 6:05 p.m. All seats for both of those games are half price.
Spring training tickets can be purchased online at redsox.com, via touchtone phone at (617-482-4SOX), or at the City of Palms Park box office. Accessible seats can be purchased by calling 877-REDSOX9. Our TTY number is (617) 226-6644.
The City of Palms Park Box office and the Red Sox Team Store at City of Palms Park are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
The Red Sox also offer official 2008 Spring Training Packages through Red Sox Destinations. Full information on the three, five, and seven-day packages can be found at redsox.com.
SCHEDULE NOTE: Please note that the Red Sox game with the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday, March 12 at Hammond Stadium is a 1:05 p.m. start, not 7:05 p.m. as was listed on the original schedule.