Red Sox Press Release
"Movie Night at Fenway Park presented by Mitsubishi Electric" features "The Sandlot" Wednesday, August 21
Red Sox to welcome families while team is on the road; Popular baseball movie celebrates its 20th anniversary
"The Sandlot," the popular movie about the neighborhood baseball adventures of Scotty Smalls in 1962 Los Angeles, will be featured on the Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Vision® center field videoboard at Fenway Park, Wednesday evening, August 21.
"Movie Night at Fenway Park Presented by Mitsubishi Electric" is free for Red Sox Season Ticket Holders and members of Red Sox Kid Nation. Tickets will be distributed to members.
General admission tickets for the public, priced at $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under, are on sale now. They can be purchased at redsox.com/sandlot, by calling (877) REDSOX-9, or by visiting the Fenway Park ticket office. Fans with disabilities can call (877) REDSOX-9 to purchase accessible seating. The Red Sox' TTY number for hearing-impaired fans is (617) 226-6644.
To ensure best viewing on the 40 by 100-foot Diamond Vision videoboard, fans in attendance will be seated in the lower seating bowl, and down the first baseline. Fenway Park gates will open at 7 p.m. for an 8 p.m. movie showing. Concessions will be available.
The movie, in which James Earl Jones stars as Mr. Mertle, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its 1993 release. It is among the most popular of all baseball movies for children and young adults. In a recent televised poll conducted by NESN, The Sandlot was voted best baseball movie. It was also the movie watched by Red Sox players during a 3 hour rain delay in May while on the road playing the Minnesota Twins.
"This gesture is designed to show appreciation to our season ticket holders and to ensure that the children of Red Sox Nation are able to experience Fenway Park in new and different ways," said Red Sox Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Sam Kennedy. "As a parent of young children, I am excited to think that families can enjoy an evening together at Fenway Park, even when the team is on the road, and watch a movie that is a favorite of so many. We thank Mitsubishi Electric, who manufactured our outstanding Diamond Vision high-definition screen, for their partnership, and for helping to make this evening happen."
About Diamond Vision® Displays
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation pioneered the development of large-scale video screens starting with the first Diamond Vision board at the 1980 MLB All Star Game in Los Angeles. Record-setting installations include baseball's largest high-definition display at Turner Field in Atlanta; Times Square's first HD display at MTV studios; traffic-stopping marquees at Bally's and Caesars Palace in Las Vegas; the largest indoor HD screen in North America, the 34- x 110-foot screen at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace; and the world's largest 1080p, HD video display at Cowboys Stadium. Diamond Vision screens score more than 65 PGA TOUR and Champions Tour events each year as the Official Large Outdoor Video Display Provider of the PGA TOUR.
More information about Diamond Vision is available at www.Diamond-Vision.com or by calling 724-778-3185. Diamond Vision is a registered trademark of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.