Earn Red Sox Tickets by Shoveling Out Boston Fire Hydrants

By: - Sunday, Feb 15, 2015 - 4:05pm


UPDATE: Due to a successful initiative, Only In Boston & The Boston Calendar have partnered with the Red Sox to extend this offer until Wednesday!

It’s time to help dig Boston out of this blizzard. Thanks to Only In Boston, The Boston Calendar, & the Red Sox, claim responsibility for clearing out fire hydrants after Winter Storm Neptune & get rewarded Sox tickets for your efforts.

How does this work?

If you (or group of people) clear out 5 fire hydrants of snow sometime now til 3:00pm, Wednesday, February 18th, 2015, we will award you a pair of Red Sox tickets to this upcoming 2015 season.


Q: Which fire hydrants can I clear out?
A: Eligible fire hydrants are those located in the city of Boston (including associated neighborhoods listed on the map linked to below)

Q: What does clearing out a fire hydrant mean?
A: Firefighters need the area 3 feet around the fire hydrant (with path to street) in order for it to be considered clear. Please do not shovel snow into the street.

Q: How will we know that you cleared out a fire hydrant?
A: Email onlyinbos[@]gmail.com with the following information:

  • Address or street of where the fire hydrant is located.
  • Continue the same process for all fire hydrants cleared.
  • A before shot selfie of the non shoveled fire hydrant & a post shoveled out fire hydrant selfie that shows the cleared out fire hydrant. The post shot should be clear enough for us to determine that a fire hydrant has been cleared 3 feet all around.

Q: Where are fire hydrants located in Boston?
A: Use the following link: boston.maps.arcgis.com

Q: What if we’re a group of 3+ people?
A: For every group that clears out 5 fire hydrants, we’ll award them two tickets. If a group of two clears out 5 hydrants, we’ll award 2 tickets (1 ticket each). If you are a group of 3 people, you’ll need to clear 10 fire hydrants in order to get 4 tickets.

Q: How many Red Sox tickets will we give out?
A: Until supply lasts. We’ll let everyone know on our social media if tickets have ran out.