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Friday, February 4, 2011
B-Mets will play at Fenway

By Adam Rubin

The Binghamton Mets will play the Portland Sea Dogs, the Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, on Aug. 20 at Fenway Park.

Here's the announcement:

The Boston Red Sox announced today that their Double-A affiliate, the Portland Sea Dogs, will host the Binghamton Mets at Fenway Park Aug. 20 in the sixth annual Futures at Fenway presented by Xfinity minor league doubleheader. The B-Mets will play the Sea Dogs in the opening game of the doubleheader beginning at 1:05 p.m. and will be followed by a Triple-A matchup between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Syracuse Chiefs.

Tickets and concessions will be significantly discounted in comparison to the Major League pricing to accommodate fans of minor league baseball. Ticket prices will start as low as $5 and range up to $30. Tickets go on sale to the general public through the Boston Red Sox Saturday, Feb. 12. Fans can visit www.redsox.com or call (877) REDSOX-9 beginning at 10 a.m.

The event, which began in 2006, brought minor league games back to Fenway Park for the first time since the 1977 Eastern League All-Star Game. The last known regular season minor league contest played at Fenway up until 2006 was in 1966 when Pittsfield (Red Sox) hosted Pawtucket (Indians).

The B-Mets will embark upon their 20th anniversary season April 7 at Akron. Binghamton will celebrate its home opener Thursday, April 14 at 6:35 p.m. versus the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Mini-packs and season tickets for the upcoming 2011 season are on sale now. To purchase or for information, call the B-Mets at (607) 723-METS or visit www.bmets.com.