Futures at Fenway

 "Futures at Fenway" is a baseball event held at Fenway Park in Boston. It features two minor-league affiliates of the Boston Red Sox playing a pair of regular-season games against teams from their own leagues. The first such event was held on August 26, 2006, with subsequent installments on August 11, 2007, and August 9, 2008. The 2011 edition, held on August 20, 2011, featured the Red Sox Double-A affiliate Portland Sea Dogs in the first game and the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox in the second. On August 18, 2012, a Red Sox Single-A affiliate, the Lowell Spinners, faced the Hudson Valley Renegades, and the Pawtucket Red Sox hosted the Buffalo Bisons. The day also featured a Star Wars theme with characters in attendance and a pre-game costume parade. In 2013, only one game was scheduled, as the Portland Sea Dogs were opposed by the Harrisburg Senators. Also, fans were allowed to bring their dogs into designated sections of the ballpark.

In the first few years fans holding tickets were granted admission to both games, with the second game beginning approximately an hour after the end of the first. However, now fans purchase tickets for specific seats, but each ticket remains valid for both games. In this sense, it is a traditional doubleheader, although it does not technically meet the definition. The event is notable not only because it features four teams playing in the same park on the same day, but because the games involved are from two leagues and two minor-league levels. The event is timed to coincide with a Red Sox road trip, freeing Fenway Park for the games. Additionally, prices for tickets and some concession items are less than their usual major-league levels.

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