Red Sox will host Celtics Night at Fenway Park on September 28
By Sean Penney
The Boston Red Sox will hold a special event on Thursday, September 28 to celebrate the upcoming season for the Boston Celtics.
Two of your favorite Boston sports franchises are coming together for a special event at Fenway Park this week. The Boston Red Sox will hold their second annual Celtics Night on Thursday, September 28.
Fans who purchase tickets through this offer will receive an exclusive co-branded Celtics/Red Sox t-shirt. How did they manage to combine the brands of both franchises? Well, they put a shamrock on a green logo that says Red Sox on it. So, it’s exactly what you would expect.
Shirts will be available in sizes S-XL, and will be distributed on a first come first served basis at the game.
The Red Sox are advertising special appearances by Celtics celebrities. Presumably, that will include at least some of the current players, although no names have officially been announced. We should expect that Gordon Hayward will be in attendance considering his image is being used for the promotion.
It wouldn’t be Hayward’s first visit to Fenway. When the Celtics were pitching the free agent forward on signing with Boston last summer they invited him and his wife to visit the historic ballpark, where they treated him to a video highlighting what it’s like to be a sports hero in this city.
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Hayward is one of the several new additions to a Celtics roster that returns only four players from the team that made it to the Eastern Conference Finals last season. The Celtics shocked the NBA with a blockbuster deal that sent fan favorites Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder to the rival Cleveland Cavaliers for All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving.
The C’s drastic makeover isn’t unlike the Red Sox being forced to remake the image of their team in the wake of David Ortiz‘ retirement. Fans now have a new crop of stars to cheer for, including their own high-profile acquisition, Chris Sale.
The Celtics will be relying heavily on a pair of talented young players in sophomore Jaylen Brown and rookie Jayson Tatum, just as the Red Sox have been getting outstanding production from Andrew Benintendi and Rafael Devers. Both franchises are loaded with young talent that will serve as the building blocks for their respective futures.
With so many new faces on this Celtics roster, introducing them to the Boston fan base before the start of the NBA season is a great opportunity. Perhaps Danny Ainge and the Celtics ownership can return the favor by inviting the Red Sox to the TD Garden this winter to celebrate a World Series championship.