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Red Sox Try To Draw Younger Fans

Young fans vie for autographs before a doubleheader between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels in 2013. (AP/Michael Dwyer)

Young fans vie for autographs before a doubleheader between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels in 2013. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

As baseball season kicks off Monday, teams like the Red Sox are trying to lure more young fans into the stands.

During the 2013 World Series, the average viewer’s age rose to 54.4, an increase of 4.5 years since 2009. For a little context, that average age is just two years shy of the average viewer of the Master’s tournament.

To try to change that, the Red Sox are partnering with digital marketing firm Sapient to find new ways to reach younger audiences through social media or other means.

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Callum Borchers, business reporter for The Boston Globe. He tweets at @callumborchers.

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The Boston Globe: Red Sox Seek Younger Fans Via Mobile Technology

  • “One of the team’s chief objectives is to figure out how the Sox can better appeal to an audience that is not content to sit still and give its undivided attention to a baseball game.”

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