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Hoopster33

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New to the forum and looking for some insight, if anyone can help. ‍

I’ve never been to Fenway and recently bought tickets to a game in August. I was so excited about the location that I didn’t realize until after purchase that they are Accessible Seating and I don’t need them.

️Rookie mistake… my bad… I know. Just looking to reach a broader audience and see if there’s someone who would need them to take them off my hands.

Ticketmaster and Fenway Box Office have both told me there’s nothing that can be done.

Any help is appreciated,

Thanks!

- Tyler
 
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JM3

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According to Reddit Fenway has folding chairs available for people in those seats.
 

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Accessible locations are meant to be accessible for disabled and non-disabled fans alike. Consider if you were a companion for someone who used a wheelchair--the Sox have to have a contingency for that, per the ADA.

There can't be any kind of litmus test to buy those seats. Lots of guilt-tripping language, but nothing enforceable. You can lie and say you need them, it doesn't matter. In fact, in sold out (or near sold out) situations, the Box Office can remove all restrictions and sell them as they would any other seat.

In this case, the usher will bring our two folding chairs for you when you arrive at the section. They can't make you move, etc. The only possible chance is you may be asked if you would relocate to accommodate someone who needs that space. It won't happen, but the ADA allows for it.
 

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You can sit in the seats and it will be fine. You won't be shamed or anything. I can't help with your conscience. If you really want to sell them, you can. You just enter the bar code on stubhub. Stubhub doesn't care if hey are ADA. PM me if you need help with that, but honestly, I would just use them. They release the ADA seats to the general public at some point anyway.
 

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The Celtics offer season ticket members the option to swap or upgrade their seats for another game in the same tier up to ten times a season and this was my first year. I saw a bunch of balcony row two (I'm in seven) seats for the same price for several games at the same price so I grabbed them. They're accessible seats but there was no indication on the ticket site or on the mobile ticket so I had no idea.

My guess is there are more seats than demand and they release some of the inventory periodically. I won't gobble them up next season, but I'm not beating myself up too badly.
 

Hoopster33

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You can sit in the seats and it will be fine. You won't be shamed or anything. I can't help with your conscience. If you really want to sell them, you can. You just enter the bar code on stubhub. Stubhub doesn't care if hey are ADA. PM me if you need help with that, but honestly, I would just use them. They release the ADA seats to the general public at some point anyway.
Forgive me but I’m not even sure what ADA means haha. I guess my biggest concern is being harassed in the stands for using up seats when they could clearly be used by someone else who requires them.
 

Hoopster33

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Accessible locations are meant to be accessible for disabled and non-disabled fans alike. Consider if you were a companion for someone who used a wheelchair--the Sox have to have a contingency for that, per the ADA.

There can't be any kind of litmus test to buy those seats. Lots of guilt-tripping language, but nothing enforceable. You can lie and say you need them, it doesn't matter. In fact, in sold out (or near sold out) situations, the Box Office can remove all restrictions and sell them as they would any other seat.

In this case, the usher will bring our two folding chairs for you when you arrive at the section. They can't make you move, etc. The only possible chance is you may be asked if you would relocate to accommodate someone who needs that space. It won't happen, but the ADA allows for it.
I guess my major concern is being harassed out there but the Red Sox faithful for using them up when someone else might require them.
 

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I guess my major concern is being harassed out there but the Red Sox faithful for using them up when someone else might require them.
Perfectly understandable. But I work in ticketing, and I assure you no one will care. And even if they did, you didn't do anything wrong.
 

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Forgive me but I’m not even sure what ADA means haha. I guess my biggest concern is being harassed in the stands for using up seats when they could clearly be used by someone else who requires them.
Americans with Disabilities Act. I think, for the most part, we as a society are past the point of giving someone the hairy eyeball if they park in a handicapped spot because not all disabilities are obvious. I don't think you need to worry about either feeling bad for an honest mistake or that anyone else will care. Worst case scenario is you go find a standing room only spot somewhere, but I think the chances of needing to do that are miniscule.
 

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Accessible locations are meant to be accessible for disabled and non-disabled fans alike. Consider if you were a companion for someone who used a wheelchair--the Sox have to have a contingency for that, per the ADA.

There can't be any kind of litmus test to buy those seats. Lots of guilt-tripping language, but nothing enforceable. You can lie and say you need them, it doesn't matter. In fact, in sold out (or near sold out) situations, the Box Office can remove all restrictions and sell them as they would any other seat.

In this case, the usher will bring our two folding chairs for you when you arrive at the section. They can't make you move, etc. The only possible chance is you may be asked if you would relocate to accommodate someone who needs that space. It won't happen, but the ADA allows for it.
I guess my major concern is being harassed out there but the Red Sox faithful for using them up when someone else might require them.
I have had a hip replacement and am having major back surgery this Thursday. If you just looked at me, I would not look "disabled " However I would probably need those seats when I go to Fenway. You know the saying, "Not all disabilities or physical challenges are visible ". Anyway I don't think anyone would hassle you in your seats.
 

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Perfectly understandable. But I work in ticketing, and I assure you no one will care. And even if they did, you didn't do anything wrong.
Correct.

I commend you on your concern. But, I assure you, nobody will care.

Again, if you can't get over that hump, I will gladly list them for you, give you whatever money they sell for, so you can buy other seats.
 

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I looked at the handicapped seating tonight. Shane Victorino sitting there. I wouldn’t be concerned.
 

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Curious for some ticket feedback. Looking to take my kids to the game on 6/29 against Miami. Going through the the team website, ALL of the bleacher seats are sold out other than the upper section 37 seats? The park looks 40% empty during weeknight games of late.

Do they release more tickets later? Better to go through stubhub (and if so, when do prices typically drop?). I'm hesitant to go with standing room tickets with the kids, although we would likely move up to better seats as the game progresses regardless of where we sit originally.
 

Cassvt2023

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You can get 4 seats together on StubHub in RF box section 94 right now for $44/each (before fees). IMO, these are much better than any bleacher seats if your willing to spend that.
 

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Curious for some ticket feedback. Looking to take my kids to the game on 6/29 against Miami. Going through the the team website, ALL of the bleacher seats are sold out other than the upper section 37 seats? The park looks 40% empty during weeknight games of late.

Do they release more tickets later? Better to go through stubhub (and if so, when do prices typically drop?). I'm hesitant to go with standing room tickets with the kids, although we would likely move up to better seats as the game progresses regardless of where we sit originally.
It looks like the Sox sold a bunch of bleacher seats in family four packs for $99, which includes a ticket, drink, and frank. You can still buy a more expensive four pack for $149 after fees in grandstand 31.

https://www.mlb.com/redsox/tickets/packs/family-4-pax
 

Cassvt2023

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Not for your neck imho
I've sat in these boxes and similar several times. They are nothing like the strain on your neck way out in the grandstand sections 1-5...those are brutal. imho, they are good value for under $50...if you want to spend a bit more Yo La Tango, grandstand sections 24-27 on 3rd base side can be had for under $75 for a game like you're looking at, and you get a great view of the back bay skyline to boot...
 

Cassvt2023

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I saw this deal and am trying to figure out how to add a 5th ticket.
go to stubhub or cheapseats and buy the cheapest bleacher seat you can find. I can almost guarantee that you'll be able to all sit together on a Thursday night against the Marlins.