Fenway Park has been packed to the brim for 550 consecutive Red Sox home games. Will the sellout streak continue this season?
Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino admitted there has been a slight downturn in ticket sales but is optimistic that fans will pick up the slack, The Boston Globe reports
"It is a challenge," Lucchino told the Globe. "But we think the fan loyalty is so broad and so deep that there's a good chance it will continue. Once you get to this level, you're at a new place, and it's very hard to predict what will happen."
In the meantime, the Red Sox are more concerned with ensuring that the Fenway Park field will be ready for play by Opening Night. The turf suffered some damage during the 2010 Winter Classic. However, Lucchino believes it will be in fine shape by the time the Yankees come to town for Major League Baseball's season opener on Sunday, April 4.
"It needs to be resodded, and that process hasn't begun yet," Lucchino said. "We'll know better in about two or three weeks. It required resodding over a significant part of the field."
Lucchino also hinted that a major celebration is in the works for the 2012 season, when the Red Sox will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park.
Before then, the team hopes to give fans plenty to cheer this season.