Sox offer discounts on concessions, fans see through ploy

Published On March 27, 2013 | By Meghan Riggs

After last year’s awful 69-93 season, the Boston Red Sox’s worst record in 47 years, the franchise is trying to lure fans to the park by offering free food and reduced-price beer.

The team announced Tuesday that it will be lowering the prices of several popular items during the month of April while also offering free kids’ meals to children under 14.

The free kids’ meals will consist of a hot dog, Goldfish crackers, and a juice box and will be available at certain concession stands before the third inning.

Other deals include two Fenway Franks for the price of one and lowering the price of a 12-ounce beer to $5. Beer normally sells between $7.50 and $8.50 at the ballpark.

Tickets are still available for all home games in April, and the Sox hope that the discounts will help boost ticket sales.

While some fans appreciate the gesture, others look at it with disgust. Several individuals expressed their opinions on a Boston Globe article, referring to the franchise as “a disgusting, greedy bunch.” Others employed sarcasm, the team’s “generosity is overwhelming.”

Fans seem to think this is too little, too late and would prefer cheaper ticket prices on top of the discounted food and beverage prices.

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Meghan is a junior at Boston University majoring in broadcast journalism and minoring in communications. She has been an athlete her whole life and is a member of the Women’s Ice Hockey team at BU. She is also a member of BUTV10’s sports talk show, Off Sides.