Fenway Park Transition Begins in Preparation for the Fenway Gridiron Series Presented by Your Call Football and AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival

Grounds crew begins conversion from baseball to football field and hurling pitch in advance of full slate of November special events as the ‘fastest game on turf’ and college football return to iconic ballpark

BOSTON, MA – The Fenway Park grounds crew will begin the ballpark’s transformation from a Major League Baseball diamond to a multi-purpose football field and hurling pitch on Monday, October 23, as Fenway Sports Management prepares to host a full slate of special events this November. This marks the beginning of final preparations for the return of both college football and “the fastest game on turf” respectively as the iconic ballpark gets set to host the Fenway Gridiron Series Presented by Your Call Football and the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival. Field transition will take place through Wednesday, November 8.

Media interested in capturing photos, video and interviews from the field construction should send an email including name and desired date and time to SpecialEvents@elevatecom.com. Images and video of the field transformation will also be made available by Fenway Sports Management.

A planned timeline of field transition includes:

  • Week of October 23: Field Goal posts and end zone net pole system installed on Tuesday; Pitchers mound is removed on Wednesday; Infield sod is installed Wednesday-Friday
  • Week of October 30: Field dimension painting begins on Monday; Logo painting begins on Tuesday
  • Week of November 6: Warning track sod is installed; Visitor’s dugout conversion/padding begins

*Schedule and activities subject to change

The Fenway Gridiron Series Presented by Your Call Football is a two-week series of three Division I college football games, featuring six of the most prominent New England teams:

  • Friday, November 10, at 8:00 p.m. – Brown University hosts Dartmouth College
  • Saturday, November 11, at 4:00 p.m. – University of Massachusetts hosts the University of Maine
  • Saturday, November 18, at 7:00 p.m. – University of Connecticut hosts Boston College

For more information about the Fenway Gridiron Series Presented by Your Call Football, including how to purchase tickets and continuous schedule updates, please visit FenwayGridironSeries.com.

On Sunday, November 19, the day after the final game of the New England college football trilogy, the gridiron will transform into a hurling pitch as the “Ancient Irish Warrior Sport” makes its triumphant return to the historic ballpark when four of the most famous hurling clubs from Ireland battle in a three-match, one-day hurling championship at Fenway Park. Dublin will face Galway and Tipperary will take on Clare, with the winners meeting in the inaugural championship of the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival. The winner of the final match will be presented with the Players Champion Cup to conclude the day’s festivities. Tickets and additional information are available at redsox.com/hurling.

On Wednesday, November 22, the Fenway Gridiron Series Presented by Your Call Football concludes with a special high school pre-Thanksgiving football doubleheader featuring Masconomet versus Everett and Hingham battling Scituate in their traditional rivalry games. Tickets for that doubleheader can be purchased by visiting redsox.com/gridiron with 25% of every ticket sold given back to the school each patron is supporting.

About Fenway Sports Management (FSM) 

Fenway Sports Management (FSM) is a global sports marketing firm that specializes in partnership sales, consulting, and the creation of unique and memorable events and experiences.

A wholly owned subsidiary of Fenway Sports Group, FSM is a part of an elite family of properties that includes some of the most storied names and venues in all of sports including the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club, New England Sports Network and Roush Fenway Racing. For further information visit Fenway Sports Management. 

About Your Call Football

Your Call Football, an interactive technology company that puts fans in control of live games, is the title sponsorship of the Fenway Gridiron Series. Newton-based Your Call Football puts fans in control of live games, transforming spectator sports into interactive, social and competitive experiences. Your Call Football is upgrading the sports and gaming industries by offering gamers and football fans the chance to control a live sporting event and compete on their play-calling skills. Fans attending the Fenway Gridiron Series games will get an exclusive first look at the future of sports and gaming with demos of the Your Call Football technology and fan experience at Fenway Park. The Your Call Football platform will not have any in-game activation during the Fenway Gridiron Series.

About American International Group, Inc. (AIG)

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization. Founded in 1919, today AIG member companies provide a wide range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement products, and other financial services to customers in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions. These diverse offerings include products and services that help businesses and individuals protect their assets, manage risks and provide for retirement security. AIG’s core businesses include Commercial Insurance and Consumer Insurance, as well as Other Operations. Commercial Insurance comprises two modules – Liability and Financial Lines, and Property and Special Risks. Consumer Insurance comprises four modules – Individual Retirement, Group Retirement, Life Insurance and Personal Insurance. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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AIG is the marketing name for the worldwide property-casualty, life and retirement, and general insurance operations of American International Group, Inc. For additional information, please visit our website at www.aig.com. All products and services are written or provided by subsidiaries or affiliates of American International Group, Inc. Products or services may not be available in all countries, and coverage is subject to actual policy language. Non-insurance products and services may be provided by independent third parties. Certain property-casualty coverages may be provided by a surplus lines insurer. Surplus lines insurers do not generally participate in state guaranty funds, and insureds are therefore not protected by such funds.

Media Contacts:

Keith Gainsboro, Elevate Communications: 617-895-7905, kgainsboro@elevatecom.com

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High School Football Returns to Fenway Park for Thanksgiving Rivalries in the Fenway Gridiron Series Presented by Your Call Football

Four local high school football teams will play their traditional Thanksgiving rivalry gamesin a doubleheader at Fenway Park on Wednesday, November 22

BOSTON, MA – Fenway Sports Management (FSM) announced the addition of high school football to the schedule of games played in the Fenway Gridiron Series presented by Your Call Football. A doubleheader featuring four local high school football teams, Masconomet vs. Everett and Hingham vs. Scituate, will take place on Thanksgiving Eve, November 22, at Fenway Park. Tickets are currently on sale at redsox.com/gridiron and start at $20 with 25% of every ticket sold given back to the school each patron is supporting.

The high school contests join three New England Division I college football games to be played in the Fenway Gridiron Series presented by Your Call Football. The November 22 doubleheader will feature a pair of rivalries spanning north and south of Boston: 

  • Masconomet vs. Everett at 5:00 p.m. – This will be the second year that Everett has played Masconomet in a Thanksgiving game. Last year when the two teams met, Everett topped Masco by a score of 35-24 in route to a Division I Super Bowl state championship.
  • Hingham vs. Scituate at 7:45 p.m. – A Thanksgiving rivalry of South Shore schools dating back to 1994, Scituate has won the last 3 years.  Both Patriot League teams are currently 5-1 this season and will be heading to the MIAA playoffs.

High school football games were commonly played at Fenway Park in the early 20th Century. The ballpark also hosted the 1912 high school national championship game when Everett was defeated by Oak Park, IL. High school football wasn’t played at Fenway again until 1935, when a series of games were held featuring high schools from around Boston. After an 80-year absence, high school Football returned to Fenway Park in 2015 with four Thanksgiving rivalry games.

Along with the high school games, the Fenway Gridiron Series presented by Your Call Football will feature marquee matchups of New England’s premier college football programs. On Friday, November 10, Brown University hosts Dartmouth College in a matchup between two New England Ivy League schools. The following day, Saturday, November 11, the University of Massachusetts will host the University of Maine. In the third college football game, the University of Connecticut will host Boston College on Saturday, November 18.

For more information about the Fenway Gridiron Series, including how to purchase tickets and additional schedule updates, please visit FenwayGridironSeries.com.

About Fenway Sports Management (FSM) 

Fenway Sports Management (FSM) is a global sports marketing firm that specializes in partnership sales, consulting, and the creation of unique and memorable events and experiences.

A wholly owned subsidiary of Fenway Sports Group, FSM is a part of an elite family of properties that includes some of the most storied names and venues in all of sports including the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club, New England Sports Network and Roush Fenway Racing. For further information visit Fenway Sports Management.

About Your Call Inc.

Based in Newton, Mass., Your Call Inc. puts fans in control of live games, transforming spectator sports into interactive, social and competitive experiences, a concept originated by industry luminary George F. Colony in 2013. Privately held, the company’s leadership team is comprised of executives from the technology, digital and sports industries. Your Call Inc.’s proprietary, patented-pending technology will deliver a fan-controlled, live sports experience, Your Call Football, in 2018. For more information, visit www.yourcallfootball.com.

Media Contacts:

Keith Gainsboro, Elevate Communications: 617-895-7905, kgainsboro@elevatecom.com

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Fenway Sports Management Announces Kickoff Time For Boston College vs. UConn in Fenway Gridiron Series Presented by Your Call Football

UConn will host BC in nationally televised prime time game at 7:00 p.m.
on Saturday, November 18; Tickets to Fenway Gridiron Series
Presented by Your Call Football Available Now at redsox.com/gridiron

Boston, MA – Fenway Sports Management today announced that the Division I college football game between UConn and Boston College in the Fenway Gridiron Series presented by Your Call Football will be played in prime time at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18 at Fenway Park. Tickets for the Fenway Gridiron Series presented by Your Call Football are available now at redsox.com/gridiron.

For fans not in attendance at Fenway Park, the game will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network. This will be the first football game at Fenway Park for the University of Connecticut, while Boston College will take the gridiron at Fenway for the 77th time.

“When we announced this event, we promised a first class experience for our alumni and fans,” said UConn Director of Athletics David Benedict. “To date we have sold a significant share of our ticket allotment and setting a game time will allow everyone to lock in their plans for what will most definitely be a memorable day and night of UConn Football.”

The Fenway Gridiron Series presented by Your Call Football will feature marquee matchups of New England’s premier college football programs. In addition to UConn vs. Boston College, Brown University hosts Dartmouth College on November 10 and the University of Massachusetts will host the University of Maine on November 11. Game times for the other two matchups will be announced at a later date.

“This is going to be an excellent matchup between two of the top college football programs in New England,” said Mark Lev, Managing Director of Fenway Sports Management. “There is nothing like a Saturday night game at Fenway Park, so it will be a special moment for the players, coaches and fans of both schools.”

Fenway Park has a long history of hosting football dating back to its opening in 1912. The ballpark was commonly transformed into the gridiron for high school and college football games throughout the early 20th Century and was home to the Boston Patriots from 1963-68. In November 2015, football returned to Fenway Park for the first time since 1968 when Notre Dame hosted Boston College. 2015 also featured a series of Massachusetts high school football rivalries playing traditional Thanksgiving games at Fenway Park.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the Fenway Gridiron Series presented by Your Call Football, please visit redsox.com/gridiron.

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About Fenway Sports Management (FSM)
Fenway Sports Management (FSM) is a global sports marketing firm that specializes in partnership sales, consulting, and the creation of unique and memorable events and experiences. 

A wholly owned subsidiary of Fenway Sports Group, FSM is a part of an elite family of properties that includes some of the most storied names and venues in all of sports including the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club, New England Sports Network and Roush Fenway Racing. For further information visit Fenway Sports Management.

About Your Call Inc.
Based in Newton, Mass., Your Call Inc. puts fans in control of live games, transforming spectator sports into interactive, social and competitive experiences, a concept originated by industry luminary George F. Colony in 2013. Privately held, the company’s leadership team is comprised of executives from the technology, digital and sports industries. Your Call Inc.’s proprietary, patented-pending technology will deliver a fan-controlled, live sports experience, Your Call Football, in 2018. For more information, visit www.yourcallfootball.com.

Media Contacts:
Keith Gainsboro, Elevate Communications: 617-895-7905, kgainsboro@elevatecom.com

 

Fenway Sports Management Announces Your Call Football as the Title Sponsor of the Fenway Gridiron Series

Fenway Gridiron Series Presented by Your Call Football Features Marquee
College Football Matchups Featuring New England’s Premier College Football Programs
Including BC, UConn, Dartmouth, Brown, Maine and UMass;
  Tickets to Fenway Gridiron Series
Presented by Your Call Football Available Now at
redsox.com/gridiron

Boston, MA – Fenway Sports Management today announced that Your Call Football, an interactive technology company that puts fans in control of live games, has acquired the title sponsorship of the Fenway Gridiron Series, a special series of college football games featuring New England Division I programs to be played at Fenway Park this November. Tickets for the Fenway Gridiron Series presented by Your Call Football are available now at redsox.com/gridiron. The Your Call Football platform will not have any in-game activation during the Fenway Gridiron Series.

Newton-based Your Call Football puts fans in control of live games, transforming spectator sports into interactive, social and competitive experiences. Your Call Football is upgrading the sports and gaming industries by offering gamers and football fans the chance to control a live sporting event and compete on their play-calling skills. Using patent-pending technology, fans will control on-the-field action with real-time voting on coach-selected plays executed by professional players on Your Call Football teams to rack up points and compete for cash prizes. Fans attending the Fenway Gridiron Series games will get an exclusive first look at the future of sports and gaming with demos of the Your Call Football technology and fan experience at Fenway Park. Your Call Football will officially launch in 2018 with its own coaches, players and live broadcasted games.

“We are thrilled to partner with an innovative company in Your Call Football as the title sponsor of the Fenway Gridiron Series,” said Mark Lev, Managing Director of Fenway Sports Management. “Fenway Park has a rich history with football and we are pleased to partner with a company that is helping to bring the sport into the future. Fans attending the college football matchups will enjoy getting an exclusive first-hand look at the technology behind Your Call Football ahead of its debut in 2018.”

The Fenway Gridiron Series presented by Your Call Football will feature marquee matchups of New England’s premier college football programs. The University of Connecticut will host Boston College on Saturday, November 18. On Friday, November 10, Brown University hosts Dartmouth College in a matchup between two New England Ivy League schools. The following day, Saturday, November 11, the University of Massachusetts will host the University of Maine. Game times for all three matchups in the Fenway Gridiron Series will be announced at a later date.

Fenway Park has a long history of hosting football dating back to its opening in 1912. The ballpark was commonly transformed into the gridiron for high school and college football games throughout the early 20th Century and was home to the Boston Patriots from 1963-68. In November 2015, football returned to Fenway Park for the first time since 1968 when Notre Dame hosted Boston College. 2015 also featured a series of Massachusetts high school football rivalries playing traditional Thanksgiving games at Fenway Park.

“The Fenway Gridiron Series is the ideal setting to launch YCF’s play-calling app,” said Julie Meringer, President of Your Call, Inc. “Not only are we working with Fenway Sports Management, a well-established leader in the sports marketing industry, but this sponsorship is helping us connect with sporting fans who will be early adopters of our new sports and gaming experience.”

To learn more about Your Call Football, please visit www.yourcallfootball.com. For more information and to purchase tickets for the Fenway Gridiron Series presented by Your Call Football, please visit redsox.com/gridiron.

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About Fenway Sports Management (FSM)
Fenway Sports Management (FSM) is a global sports marketing firm that specializes in partnership sales, consulting, and the creation of unique and memorable events and experiences.

A wholly owned subsidiary of Fenway Sports Group, FSM is a part of an elite family of properties that includes some of the most storied names and venues in all of sports including the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club, New England Sports Network and Roush Fenway Racing. For further information visit Fenway Sports Management.

About Your Call Inc.
Based in Newton, Mass., Your Call Inc. puts fans in control of live games, transforming spectator sports into interactive, social and competitive experiences, a concept originated by industry luminary George F. Colony in 2013. Privately held, the company’s leadership team is comprised of executives from the technology, digital and sports industries. Your Call Inc.’s proprietary, patented-pending technology will deliver a fan-controlled, live sports experience, Your Call Football, in 2018. For more information, visit www.yourcallfootball.com.

Media Contacts
Keith Gainsboro, Elevate Communications: 617-895-7905, kgainsboro@elevatecom.com
Julie Meringer, President, Your Call, Inc.: 617-893-5255, pr@yourcallinc.com

 

Football Makes Its Triumphant Return to Fenway Park This November in The Fenway Gridiron Series Presented By Your Call Football

Fenway Park may be known for baseball as the home of the Boston Red Sox, but football has a long history at the ballpark dating back to its opening in 1912. Fenway Park went nearly a half century without the diamond being transformed to the gridiron, but that changed in 2015 when Notre Dame played Boston College and local high schools took the field for their traditional Thanksgiving Day football games. Fenway Park won’t go another 47 years without the pigskin as football returns this November in the Fenway Gridiron Series presented by Your Call Football.

The Fenway Gridiron Series presented by Your Call Football will feature marquee matchups of New England’s premier college football programs. The University of Connecticut will host Boston College on Saturday, November 18. On Friday, November 10, Brown University hosts Dartmouth College in a matchup between two New England Ivy League schools. The following day, Saturday, November 11, the University of Massachusetts will host the University of Maine.

“Fenway Park is an iconic New England landmark and we are excited about the unique opportunity to play a football game there,” said Brown University Director of Athletics Jack Hayes. “It will be an unforgettable experience for our team members, alumni, and fans.”

Playing football at Fenway Park will have special meaning for each of the schools and their fan bases. This will be the first football game at Fenway Park for UConn, UMass and Maine, while Dartmouth and Brown have each taken the gridiron at Fenway twice before. Boston College leads the group of schools competing, as this November will be the 77th football game at Fenway for the Eagles.

“The historic prestige and legendary status of Fenway Park make this such a special and unique opportunity for the University of Maine and one we are excited to share with our student-athletes, staff, fans and alumni,” said UMaine Athletic Director Karlton Creech.

Newton-based Your Call Football will serve as the presenting sponsor of the Fenway Gridiron Series. The interactive technology company will be demonstrating its soon-to-be-launched game and app which will offer gamers and football fans the chance to control a live sporting event and compete on their play-calling skills.

“We are thrilled to partner with an innovative company in Your Call Football as the title sponsor of the Fenway Gridiron Series,” said Mark Lev, Managing Director of Fenway Sports Management. “Fenway Park has a rich history with football and we are pleased to partner with a company that is helping to bring the sport into the future.”

Tickets and additional information about the Fenway Gridiron Series presented by Your Call Football are available at redsox.com/gridiron.

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