Red Sox mania taking over in Boston

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October 21, 2013, 1:00 pm
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(NECN) - The World Series is two days away, but anticipation is already building in Red Sox nation. At Fenway Park Monday, they are cleaning up, stocking up and setting up to get ready for Wednesday night's game. The Red Sox will host a sellout crowd and media from around the world.

The Red Sox team store has been a busy place over the last 36 hours. The top seller at the team store has been the 2013 ALCS champions’ locker room tee that the players were wearing after their big win on Saturday night.

The first two games of the World Series will take place at Fenway Park. Games One and Two are on Wednesday and Thursday, then the series shifts to St. Louis for Games Three and Four on Saturday and Sunday nights. If necessary, Game Five would be played a week from Monday in St. Louis. Game Six would be back in Boston on Wednesday, October 30, and Game Seven would be played Halloween night at Fenway Park.

Of course, the potential of four homes games in Boston means big money for the city. For insight we spoke with Paul Guzzi from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. He says each World Series home game has the potential to generate $9 million.

Merchandise is also a big money-maker. For example, each home league championship series game generated about $3 million in revenue.

Tags: world series, fenway park, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals
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