Fans camp out on Lansdowne hoping for Sox tickets
BOSTON (WHDH) -- It was a chilly morning on Wednesday but that didn’t keep people from camping out for World Series tickets.
The Red Sox sometimes release a limited number of tickets on game day and fans gambling that they may get lucky - lined up outside of Fenway Park.
Fans don't even know if they are going to get a ticket, but they said just the possibility is going to keep them waiting.
James Beaudry has been waiting in line since Monday night.
“People came by and they gave us pillows and blankets. One woman gave us a carpet. It just showed me how like the city of Boston comes together, you know, to support their teams,” said Beaudry, first in line.
“They just did a count, and I don't know, they said somewhere between 200 and 600. I don't know how many people are in line here but I hope that I'm below 200 or 600,” said Christopher Lanoue, in back of line.
Bundled in blankets and battling temps in the 30's, many fans camped out overnight; doing whatever they can to stay warm.
“I've got four pairs of pants on, three jackets and a scarf and a blanket. A lot of coffee,” one woman in line said.
For many, the possibility of seeing the Sox clinch the World Series Championship at home for the first time in nearly 100 years is well worth the wait.
“It hasn't been since 1918. So it's not like this happens every day,” said Sophie Gechijian, worth the wait.
More than 200 people were camped out on Lansdowne Street. Many were there for hours. If tickets are released, they're expected to be $90-$400.
There’s always another way to get tickets - from places like StubHub. But it will cost you a pretty penny. As of Wednesday morning standing room only tickets started at more than $1,000 a piece. Ticket prices went up from there. A ticket in Dugout Box 13 will run you $12,322.