8/13/2013 6:30 P.M. ET
Red Sox expand military ticketing program online
Club partners with GovX.com to offer special pricing for service members; program includes both active service members and veterans
By / MLB.com
BOSTON, MA - As part of a Major League Baseball initiative, the Red Sox today announced the expansion of their military ticketing program online with GovX.com, a company offering the first online verification ticketing service for the U.S. Military.
The program will allow veterans and active members of the military to verify their military service online in order to take advantage of special pricing opportunities for regular season home games at Fenway Park. In the past, members of the military would have to show proof of service or government identification in person at the box office.
"This new partnership makes it easier for veterans and active members of the Armed Forces to come to a game at Fenway Park," said Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner. "Over the past 12 years, we have provided thousands of tickets each season to members of the military through our Tickets for Troops program, and we have also offered active duty service members an opportunity to purchase tickets on game days at the ticket office at a discounted price. We are pleased to introduce this new amenity to members of our community for whom we have such respect and gratitude."
Veterans and Military members can go to redsox.com/military to purchase tickets through the program.
GovX is the largest e-commerce destination dedicated to providing those who protect and serve our country and communities with exclusive, significant savings on hundreds of premium brands. Verified U.S. military service members, first responders and related government personnel receive exclusive access and discounts of 20% to 50% off retail on offerings at GovX.com. Through its partnerships with MLB Advanced Media, select NFL, NBA and NHL teams and Ticketmaster, among many others, GovX offers everything from discounted sporting and event tickets to race registrations in addition to 20,000+ fitness, sporting, electronics, tactical and lifestyle products, all available only to this very deserving group. Eligible members register for free on GovX.com and are confirmed through GovX's proprietary online verification system. GovX members include active, reserve, veteran, dependent and retired U.S. Armed Forces personnel, along with federal, state and local government first responders, including police, fire, EMS, FBI, DEA, Secret Service, Border Patrol and related government agency employees and their families. Founded with the mission to thank and honor those who serve, GovX also donates a portion of its proceeds in further support of those in uniform. For more information, visit www.govx.com.
This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.