Fenway Park has been the home of the Boston Red Sox since April 20, 1912 when they defeated the New York Highlanders-later known as the New York Yankees. This relatively small stadium has hosted the Red Sox through everything from the "Curse of the Bambino," to long awaited World Series championships and has housed some of baseball's most revered players like Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzmeski, and Pedro Martinez.
Fenway Park greets drivers traveling along the Mass Pike into Boston. As one of the few sports stadiums accessible by public transportation through the T, fans are conveniently spared from navigating Boston's notorious maze of rotaries and one-way streets and from paying exorbitant stadium parking fees. Food vendors, famous for their sausages, populate Fenway's outskirts. The bars, Cask n Flagon and Game On, are popular pre-gaming spots, offering a varied menu of burgers, pizza, and pasta dishes with a clientele comprised of spirited game-goers. These restaurants are ideal spots to watch the game if you cannot snag a ticket in time. The roaring stadium crowds can be heard from inside the restaurant as the game beams live from several big-screen televisions.
An older stadium, Fenway Park is small with especially tight seating. As a result, the passion of the Red Sox fan base is intensified in a way that the most high-definition TV cannot capture. Fans cheer and boo so vigorously, you'd think every game was the seventh of the World Series. Fenway games also include unique traditions like the Sweet Caroline sing along during the seventh inning stretch.
The Green Monster, the signature feature of Fenway, is a 37-foot wall that displays the scoreboard and famously prevents countless line-drive home runs. Another familiar sight, the electronic Citgo sign, is located beyond the left field wall. With the signature quirks of its stadium and the never-dying devotion of its attendees, Fenway Park is a place as rich in history and character as the city of Boston itself. Even if you're not a Red Sox, or a baseball fan, it's worth a visit. Just don't wear a Yankees hat.
- Range from 12$ (upper bleachers) to $328 (dugout box)
- Subway Stop:
- Kenmore Stop on the Green line
- Location: 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA
- Phone: 617-226-6666
- Website: www.boston.redsox.mlb.com