I thought I read somewhere that monster seats could only be bought at the box office at the stadium, the day of the game
I'm pretty sure, anyways. But I could be wrong, and I've never been there, so I can't say for sure. Along with Minute Maid Park, Fenway is right up there with the Stadiums I want to visit someday.
They may save a few at the box office for the day of the game, but I don't believe so. The team had a lottery before the season. Winners of the lottery were able to purchase tickets online at a specific time with a password provided. My father was fortunate enough to "win" the right to buy four seats, so I'll be going with him, my sister and my brother in-law to see the A's in July. I haven't been up there before, so I'm looking forward to seeing just how good the view is.
This is one time I actually hope Pedro or Schilling isn't pitching. I'd rather see Lowe and have the chance to catch a home run. I doubt Hudson or Mulder will give up much, but maybe I'll get lucky and Zito will pitch and everyone in the Monster seats will be guaranteed a ball. Actually, the A's should try that as a promotion to draw more fans. I can see it now: "Come see the A's, every fifth game Barry Zito guarantees everyone in the bleachers goes home with an opponent's home run ball. Act fast, offer good for this season only, as Billy Beane's too smart to spend any money bringing that worthless junkballer back with a new deal."
As far as scalpers go, the couple times I went to Fenway last year (haven't been yet this year) I didn't see or hear anyone offering Monster seats. Of course, the team/city has cracked down a lot on scalpers in recent years. They're still around of course, but not as abundant or as open as when I was a kid, and since I had tickets every time I went I wasn't on the lookout for scalpers. Still, I wouldn't count on finding Monster seats outside the park before the game. The best bet is to keep checking ebay or try a ticket broker, even though you'll have to pay through the nose for the tickets.
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