If you’re new to the spring-training game, you’re probably quite frustrated at the fact that spring training 2021 is basically sold out across the board due to a combination of extremely limited inventory and high demand. But spring ticket sales have been strong for years now, and it’s an annual rite for passage for the Red Sox to sell out every available ticket in a matter of hours once placed on sale. Between season-ticket holders and groups, the inventory of available tickets in a normal year is low anyway, and the COVID-19 restrictions made things worse this year.
Since most of us won’t be taking in a game this spring at JetBlue Park, we’ll need to get our BoSox fix on the radio or television. Of the Red Sox’ 29 exhibition games this spring, NESN will televise 11 games with coverage on NESN or NESN+. The Red Sox Radio Network will carry every spring-training game with 27 games broadcast on WEEI 850 AM and two games on WEEI 93.7 FM. Additionally, the club’s game on March 2 against Tampa Bay will be broadcast live to a national audience on ESPN.
As noted, games start on Sunday, and we’ll be updated broadcast schedules to reflect that fact. Some teams, like the Toronto Blue Jays, are scaling back on their spring broadcasts–and eliminating regular-season radio-only broadcasts altogether, in the case of the Jays).