City of Boston, Highland Street Foundation Join Red Sox to Bring Red Sox Baseball to Boston Common This Summer

“Out Of the Park” Event to Screen Red Sox-Yankees Game on August 12

Boston, MA – The City of Boston, Highland Street Foundation, and the Boston Red Sox today announced that the fourth annual “Out of the Park” will take place on Saturday, August 12, on the Boston Common. “Out of the Park” is a free, family-oriented event that brings the Fenway Park experience out to the community.

“Out of the Park” will feature a live viewing of the 4:05 p.m. August 12 Red Sox-Yankees game at Yankee Stadium.  The New England Sports Network (NESN) broadcast will be shown on a 15-foot video screen with cut-ins by a live game announcer. “Out of the Park” includes free food, provided courtesy of Red Sox partners Aramark, Cavendish Farms, Savenor’s Butcher & Market, Poland Spring, Frito Lay, Kayem Foods, Del’s Frozen Lemonade, and King’s Hawaiian.

“Out of the Park is a great way to bring the excitement of Fenway Park to another one of our City’s treasured destinations, the Boston Common,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “This family-friendly event will offer residents and visitors a unique opportunity to celebrate the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park during a day of fun and activities outside of Yawkey Way.”

“Out of the Park” will begin at 2:30 p.m. with the Red Sox Mobile Showcase bringing a batting cage, virtual reality station, pitching accuracy, and other games for families to enjoy. The events will also include many of the signature elements and amenities that can be found in and around Fenway Park and Yawkey Way during home games, such as caricaturists, balloon artists, and face painters. Red Sox Mascot Wally the Green Monster, his sister Tessie, along with a live DJ will be present throughout the day. Attendees will also have a chance to take rides on the carousel with free vouchers and participate in giveaways.

“It is our hope that anyone who has a love of baseball or simply a desire to feel part of a larger community can join us,” said Blake Jordan, Executive Director, Highland Street Foundation.  “Out of the Park is about engaging individuals, children and families in an afternoon of fun while rooting on our hometown team.”

The concept for “Out of the Park,” which is supported by Boston Parks & Recreation, was created in 2014 from a shared focus on community building between the City, Highland Street Foundation, and the Red Sox. The free event is part of the club’s “Calling All Kids” initiative, an ongoing effort to connect baseball to the next generation of fans.

“We are grateful to Mayor Walsh, the City of Boston, and Highland Street Foundation for allowing us to bring the Fenway Park experience out to Boston’s central public park,” said Red Sox President Sam Kennedy. “This event is a great way to bring Red Sox baseball to life in our community while the team is on the road and provide those who can’t make it to Fenway Park this summer with a taste of the sights and sounds of our historic ballpark.”