Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007
RED SOX TO BRING WORLD SERIES TROPHY TO CONNECTICUT
Expected to make a brief stop at Eastern Student Center early Thursday evening
BOSTON, MA -- The Boston Red Sox today announced that the 2007 World Series trophy will come to Connecticut on Thursday, December 13, and it is expected that it will make stop at the Eastern Connecticut State University Student Center between 5 and 5:30 p.m.
Red Sox President/CEO Larry Lucchino will lead a group traveling from Fenway Park in order to thank Connecticut fans for their support during the 2007 season. Public events will be held in New Haven and Hartford ; the group will also make brief stops in Waterbury and Willimantic.
The public will have two opportunities to see the 2007 trophy: 10 am -11 am at New Haven City Hall ( 165 Church Street ) and 2:15 pm - 4 pm in Hartford at the State Capitol Building ( 210 Capitol Avenue). The trophy will be on display on the first floor of the State Capitol. Limited public parking will be available on the State Capitol grounds, in the Legislative Office Building Garage and at the state lot on the corner of Oak Street and Capitol Avenue in Hartford .
“We couldn’t be happier about bringing the trophy to the ever-increasing number of Connecticut fans who have supported us over the years,” says Lucchino. “ Connecticut is a cornerstone of Red Sox Nation, and our supporters in Connecticut deserve to see this trophy that they helped bring back to Fenway.”
Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell, who invited the team to Connecticut, will be on hand to greet the team and the trophy when they come to Hartford: "For the second time in just four years, it will be my honor to welcome the Boston Red Sox organization to Connecticut and personally congratulate team ownership on its World Series Championship,” said Governor Rell. “Everyone knows that we are a state divided when it comes to our loyal baseball fan base, but for one day on December 13 when the World Series trophy makes its tour of the state, Connecticut will be the Capitol of Red Sox Nation.”