Red Sox Winter Weekend Set To Return To MGM Springfield

Written By C.J. Pierre on November 18, 2022
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After a two-year hiatus, Red Sox Winter Weekend will return to Springfield, MA, in 2023. The Boston Red Sox will host the weekend getaway for fans and families on January 20-21. The event will occur at MGM Springfield Casino and its neighboring facility, MassMutual Center.

The popular event was canceled two years in a row. The COVID-19 pandemic shut it down in 2021, and it was pushed back again in 2022 due to the MLB lockout. However, Red Sox Winter Weekend is making a comeback in 2023.

What Fans Can Expect

It will be a cold weekend in January when Red Sox Winter Weekend returns. However, that won’t stop Boston fans from participating in the festivities.

The event includes a Town Hall Meeting with Red Sox leaders, autographs and photos with Red Sox players, and round-table discussions on various baseball topics. The weekend also consists of a full baseball festival for fans of all ages.

There will also be some noteworthy names in attendance. Red Sox Hall of Famers including David Ortiz, Pedro Martinez, Wade Boggs, Dennis Eckersley, and Jim Rice will be there. Members of the 2023 Red Sox, including coaching staff, will also be on hand. Fans will also be able to hang out with Wally the Green Monster and his sister Tessie. Family-friendly activities include wiffle ball on the indoor field, a virtual reality experience, and batting and pitching cages.

The weekend will begin Friday night with the introduction of the participating players, followed by the fan-interactive Town Hall Meeting where Red Sox leadership will answer questions from fans. For the first time, Winter Weekend will also incorporate the annual Boston Baseball Writers Awards ceremony.

Throughout the day on Saturday, fans will have the chance to get autographs and take photos with players, see the franchise’s four World Series Trophies and Red Sox artifacts, such as Silver Bats, Gold Gloves, MVPs, and Cy Young Awards.

Get Your Tickets To Red Sox Winter Weekend

The first-ever Winter Weekend at MGM Springfield was held in January 2020 after the Red Sox agreed to a multi-year partnership with MGM as the team’s “official and exclusive resort casino” in 2019. The first five iterations of the event, which started in 2015, were held at Foxwoods before MGM bought the rights.

Weekend passes for Winter Weekend are on sale now at Passes provide access for the entire event and are $95 for adults and $40 for kids 14 and under. Children two and under are free. Red Sox Season Ticket Holder prices for adults are $85 and their children’s price is $35. Information about discounted hotel rooms at MGM and other downtown Springfield properties are available on the Winter Weekend website.

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C.J. Pierre is a Lead Writer at PlayMA. He has been covering news and sports for over a decade for both online and TV broadcasts. He was born and raised in Minneapolis and an alum of Minnesota State University: Moorhead. He recently dove into tribal casino news. He also covered the launch of sports betting in Arizona. C.J. has experience as a reporter and videographer and has covered high school, college and professional sports throughout his career. Most notably following Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Vikings and North Dakota State University football.

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