Red Sox Opening Day ceremonies at Fenway Park to begin at 1:30 p.m. on Monday

Fans urged to take the T or commuter rail and come early; over 30 Air Force recruits to be sworn in at Fenway Park Monday morning

The Red Sox will present their Opening Day Ceremonies before the commencement of their 117th home season, and their 106h at Fenway Park, this Monday, April 3, starting at approximately 1:30 p.m. The team then plays the Pittsburgh Pirates at 2:05 p.m.
 
Before the Interleague game, the two teams will be introduced along the base lines. 
 
With Hanscom Air Force Base presenting the colors, the national anthem will be performed by the Boston Children's Chorus and punctuated by a fly-over of two F-15C's flown by the 104th Fighter Wing from Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield, MA.
 
Before the home opener festivities, an Air Force swearing-in ceremony will take place at Fenway Park for over 30 Air Force recruits at 9 a.m.
 
Fenway Park gates will open two hours before the game on Monday. For the rest of the season, gates open 1 ½ hours before game time. Consistent with prior years, season ticket holders and Red Sox Nation members may enter at Gate C 2 ½ hours before each game.
 
Metal detectors will screen all fans entering the ballpark. To expedite screenings at the gates, fans are asked to remove cell phones, cameras, and other large metal objects before walking through the metal detectors. Fans do not need to remove smaller objects, such as wallets, coins, keys, jewelry, eyeglasses, shoes, and belts.
 
Children are invited to enter through Gate K (for Kids) near Gate B, a gateway to the Kids Concourse. From the 3rd through the 7th innings, Wally's Clubhouse located in the Kids Concourse offers an in-game play area for children featuring visits from Wally and Tessie. 
 
The Red Sox encourage fans to use public transportation to Fenway Park. In addition to the popular T stop in Kenmore Square, the commuter rail trains arrive at Yawkey Station, just 511 feet from the doorstep of Fenway Park. Yawkey Station is part of the commuter rail's Framingham/Worcester line, which runs from Worcester to South Station.
 
The last outbound commuter rail train from Yawkey Station departs at 11:36 p.m. on weekdays and 10:50 p.m. on weekends. Departure times for the last Yawkey Station train are subject to change based on the length of the game. These trains offer as many as 48 regularly scheduled stops every weekday. For more commuter rail information, visit mbta.com.