BOSTON -– As the Boston Red Sox prepare to head to Fort Myers to begin the 2011 baseball season, the team is partnering with NESN to host a special town hall style meeting for fans on Monday, Jan. 31 at 7:00 pm. The 2011 Red Sox Town Hall presented by Bigelow Tea will feature a lively and interactive conversation between fans and Red Sox executives. It will be held at WGBH’s Calderwood Studio, and televised in its entirety on NESN at 9:00 pm.
The Red Sox executive panel is expected to include chairman Tom Werner, president/CEO Larry Lucchino, executive vice president/general manager Theo Epstein and manager Terry Francona. NESN’s Tom Caron and Heidi Watney will serve as hosts for the one-hour event.
“This town hall event is an example of our commitment to have an honest dialogue with fans,” said Red Sox chairman Tom Werner. “It will give fans the chance to ask any question, and members of ownership and the front office will be on hand to provide the answers. We’ll all benefit from this important conversation.”
“Red Sox fans are very excited about the upcoming season and with good reason thanks to the addition of [Carl] Crawford and [Adrian] Gonzalez to the lineup,” said Sean McGrail, NESN president and CEO. “We see it as our responsibility to give fans unparalleled access to the team. This event is one way that fans can interact directly with the people who call the shots for the Red Sox.”
Fans throughout Red Sox Nation can participate in the 2011 Red Sox Town Hall by submitting questions in advance via NESN.com/townhall. A complete recording of the town hall event will also be posted on NESN.com/townhall immediately after it airs on NESN. Due to the limited space, in-studio audience attendance will be by invitation only.
Media interested in covering 2011 Red Sox Town Hall should contact the Red Sox Media Relations office at 617-226-6613.