Fans in Line Keep Busy as Game 6 of World Series Approaches - NECN

Fans in Line Keep Busy as Game 6 of World Series Approaches



    Red Sox to face Cardinals with a 3-2 lead in the series; City of Boston enhancing security for game (Published Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014)

    (NECN: Justin Michaels) - There is a line of more than 150 people on the other side of Fenway Park, all waiting for something they may never get, tickets to Game 6 of the World Series.

    To pass the time, for some which has been days, they're playing baseball, they're having good conversation, and they're trying to keep themselves occupied for a huge reason, to keep warm.

    And caught up with the first guy in line Fenway and talked about how the city has come together to support this group. His name is James and he got here at 7:00 Monday night.

    James Beaudry, 1st fan in line at Fenway, said, "Not much sleeping really, it's socializing with people in line. Laughing, having a good time, eating food. People have been coming by giving us drinks and snacks and stuff, a lady came by last night she gave me two pillows. The city has really come together to support us."

    Red Sox officials have not said whether or not there are any available tickets. Those 150 people are all waiting in line for a big "if."

    But though they can't count on tickets, one thing we all can count on is security, and lots of it.

    The city held a media conference yesterday to talk about the enhanced security around Game 6.

    Mayor Tom Menino said, "One of the things I want to tell you is that we have a plan. A plan that I think will work did we just ask everyone that comes here to use public transportation, Have a great time."

    Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said, I'm very confident in the plan that we have. You're going to augment our officers with officers from the region area will have concentric circles of security around Fenway will there will be parking regulations that going to affect around 4 p.m.."

    Towing starts at 4 p.m.  

    Mayor Menino has encouraged employers to let workers leave at 4 p.m. and to use public transportation.  

    The “T” will run later if necessary, but not so late to accommodate people who just want to stay in the city to celebrate.

    The goal is to offer a good time in Boston to celebrate this game and hopefully a win, but to keep this city as safe as possible.

    There are parking restrictions Wednesday afternoon with Game 6 of the World Series and Obama's arrival. Follow this link for more.