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Red Sox Execs Talk Fenway, Busy Offseason At Town Hall Meeting
Published February 1, 2011
THE MORE THE MERRIER: Lucchino last night indicated that he "expects capacity to increase by roughly 100 seats to around 37,500 for night games, a few hundred fewer for day games." ESPN BOSTON's Gordon Edes noted the Red Sox "can sell anywhere from 500 to 1,500 standing room admissions." But Lucchino said that "capacity will be pegged around the 37,500 figure." In addition, he "expressed confidence that the team will extend its record consecutive sellout streak, saying the team has sold around 2.1 million tickets, but stressed that hundreds of thousands of tickets remain available" (ESPNBOSTON.com, 1/31). Werner said, "One of the things I hear all the time, and this is an example, ‘It’s tough to get tickets to Red Sox games.' We’ve had this policy of capping our season tickets at 20,000, so that families can come to an occasional game. I think if we wanted to, we could’ve capped our season tickets at a much higher number, but there are hundreds of thousands of tickets available and it’s important for us to communicate that kind of message" (BOSTON GLOBE, 2/1).