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Lines begin For RedSox Spring Training Tickets

Posted at 9:01 AM, Dec 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-02 09:02:42-05

Every small city in town has a mayor, but its not often that that yur hear about a baseball stadium having a mayor of it's own. Fenway Park South is an exception. His 17 years of organizing the line for RedSox spring training tickets has earned him the nickname "Mayor of Fenway South". 

"I got tired of the disorganizing and the people just butting. 'people putting chairs on a Monday and coming back on Thursday figuring that's their spot", he told Four in Your Corner. 

At 5:30 in the afternoon on Friday, DeArmond already had 78 people on his list waiting to get their wristbands so they could get tickets for the RedSox spring training games. He says it's already a jump from last year when there were 75 names on his list at midnight before tickets went on sale the following morning. 

DeArmond has been at JetBlue field since three in the morning. The first person signed up just after he got there. He plans to stay all night as more and more people come in and sign up for a chance to get tickets. 

He's a familiar face for just about everyone. DeArmond knows just about everyone who signs up. In some cases, he even asks people about family members who aren't not joining them in line this year. It shows how serious he takes his role as "Mayor of Fenway South". 

"That's all you gotta do, just take care of people".