Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Home of the Boston Red Sox
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There is absolutely nothing like a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park—between the strange dimensions, the big green wall in left field, the red seats, the pregame atmosphere outside, and Fenway Franks, it’s really tough to beat a game at Fenway for the full baseball experience. There may be gorgeous other old-time ballparks out there, but for a genuine connection with history, you have to go to Fenway Park.
You sit in your seat and the green expanse is right there in front of you. There is the mound where Cy Young and Babe Ruth pitched. There’s the red seat in right field where Ted Williams’ longest home run landed. There’s that foul pole in right where Johnny Pesky’s home runs would land enough for the pole to be named for him. There’s the foul pole in left, where Carlton Fisk’s epic 1975 Series home run landed. And there’s that 2004 flag, a symbol of persistence if there ever was one.
After a possible replacement scare early in the millennium, the Red Sox, coached by Camden Yards planner Janet Marie Smith, gave Fenway new life with outstanding renovations. The improvements were many, but the most notable and best ones seemed obvious the whole time: put seating on top of the Green Monster, close off Yawkey Way for fans only before games, and knock out some walls to place a Big Concourse in the outfield behind the numerous bleachers seats.
Fenway Park was so greatly improved, and all without touching any of its existing charm. It’s almost as if some seriously motivated architects dreamed up a fabulous new ballpark.
And with the ending of an 86-year championship drought, the Red Sox have been the toughest ticket in baseball for several years. It’s not easy to get into Fenway. I’m here to help.
Coming to Visit Boston?: Here is why I use Hotwire for hotels and stay near the airport most of the time.
Fenway Park Extras: And here are my top three “Don’t miss it”s for a game at Fenway.
A Question For Red Sox Nation: Could you change your allegiance to the Yankees the way Kevin Youkilis did?
Believe It Or Not: Yours truly was once less than overwhelmed by Fenway Park. Shame on me. But I learned how to love it...read the story here.
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