It's sure to be a festive game and a celebratory homecoming: Fresh off their World Series championship season, the Red Sox return to Fenway Park for their opening game on Friday, April 4, 2014. The game, against the Milwaukee Brewers, gets going at 2:05 p.m.
Now, you know what I'm going to say next: Good luck getting a ticket. It's a Boston--and Major League Baseball--rite of passage to attend Opening Day, and at the game you'll see families with kids playing hooky, professionals taking the day off, and tourists making the pilgrimage just for the occasion.
At press time, tickets were sold out (of course) on the official Red Sox home page. On Stubhub, standing room only tickets were starting at $120 each and ran up to $200 apiece for grandstand seats - a bit steep in my book, but if you really want to be there to welcome home the champions... well, then it may be worth the price.
The next best thing? Head down to Kenmore Square and revel in the atmosphere. You'll get a just as festive vibe in the Fenway pubs (like Game On, the Cask and Flagon, and Boston Beer Works) and restaurants (Basho, Island Creek Oyster Bar) near the park, and can save a bit of dough, too.
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