BOSTON (CBS) — Red Sox fans are waiting — some patiently, others not so much — for the ALDS to begin in Boston on Friday afternoon, but the team announced that fans will get a chance to get a glimpse of the team during the long layoff.

The Red Sox will open the gates to Fenway Park on Wednesday, Oct. 2, to fans wishing to watch the team’s workout. It begins at 2 p.m. and should run until 5 or 6 p.m.

All fans are invited, though season-ticket holders, students, children and “neighbors” of Fenway Park will be able to sit in the good seats between first base and third base.

Fenway Franks and all concessions will be available to provide the normal atmosphere inside the ballpark, and face-painters, balloon artists and other entertainment will be available for children.

“Inviting members of the Red Sox family – our season ticket holders, area students, children, and neighbors – to Fenway Park for this opportunity is a small way for us to thank them for their support this season,” Red Sox president/CEO Larry Lucchino said in the team’s release. “This is a special time and a special team, and we hope some in our community will be able to see our players in this casual, informal workout setting.”

The Red Sox will host Game 1 of the ALDS on Friday, Oct. 4, at 3:07 p.m.


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