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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Take 5Because Red Sox games don't already go late enough:
The Boston Red Sox today announced that start times for 2009 regular season games played at Fenway Park previously scheduled for 7:05 p.m. will be moved to 7:10 p.m. This time change will not affect games scheduled for other start times, including Sunday match-ups as well as weekday and Saturday matinees.
Oh, and to buy beer and foam fingers and stuff. Can't forget that.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 7:30am
Dodger games should start at 8:00 then
Posted 02/24 at 10:11 AM
From what I’ve seen/observed in attending Boston area sporting events is that people always show up late. The Celtics, Bruins, Boston College basketball and football, and the Red Sox all have late arriving fans. All I can see the extra 5 minutes as doing is giving them 3 more commercial breaks on NESN and their radio stations before the game starts at 710pm. But maybe the economy is bad enough that the Red Sox and their partners need the dough from more commercial breaks.
Posted 02/24 at 10:44 AM
So, when 2009 season research shows that 60% of fans arrive after 6:35 pm, what’s the next move?
Posted 02/24 at 10:58 AM
Very interesting. I wonder if this will actually affect the time the people show up, or if they really get there earlier. Either way it’s a pretty good idea, with very little risk. Perhaps they sell more stuff. The problem is it’ll be tough to really compare concession sales to last season considering the currents state of the economy.
Posted 02/24 at 10:59 AM
Ahh - the kinder, gentler side of Red Sox Nation.
Posted 02/24 at 11:11 AM
Darn you, I was going to say that.
Posted 02/24 at 08:13 PM