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Boston Red Sox
If the Boston Red Sox are playing, go and check out a game... even if you do not like baseball, it is a great experience. The fans are some of the best in the US so the stadium has a great vibe throughout the game.
We did not have tickets before the game, we just went to the stadium to the non-scalper zone (an area where fans with extra tickets sell them officially) and picked up great tickets for $10 each instead of $27.
See a Red Sox game.
Fenway Park is one of the last old-time baseball parks in the country. Even Yankee fans enjoy watching games at Fenway. Famous for trading away players that would go on to become baseball legends, Boston Red Sox history reads like a comedy of errors (see http://www.soxsuck.com. But the fans love them anyway, and they especially love their ballpark.
Update: The curse of the Bambino has been lifted! Supposedly Babe Ruth cursed the Boston Red Sox when they traded him to the Yankees. The Sox never won a World Series championship after that. Until now. In the Fall of 2004, the Sox and the fans rallied together to win their first World Series championship since 1918. Boston will never be the same!
In Spain you must see a bullfight; in Brazil you must see a futebol game; in Boston you must see a Sox game.
One of the Gems of Baseball Parks
We were at the ballpark before the 2004 Redsocks ended "The Curse of the Bambino. The curse supposedly stems from when Babe Ruth ("The Bambino") was sold as a rookie by the Sox to the New York Yankees in 1920, and couldn’t repeat its 1918 World Series win afterwards. The park was built in 1912, the same year that the Titanic sunk Fenway is one of the smallest parks in the major leagues, but it's one of the most loved, despite its oddball dimensions and the looming left-field wall, otherwise known as the Green Monster . The 37-foot-tall wall in left field is as much a symbol of this city as the Boston Marathon or 'Cheers.' And like Yankee Stadium's bleachers, Wrigley Field's ivy-covered brick wall and Toronto's skyboxes, the hovering mass of green is a Major League icon as well. The dimensions of the park are also small by today's standards -- just 302 feet down the right field line -- and the wall is full of angles and curves, including the only ladder in play in the majors.
Its’ been a long time since I thought of myself as a baseball fan, but being in this old park with their rabid fans was a special treat. The seats are much smaller than the newer parks but it adds to the feeling of comradelier during the game. You can almost close your eyes and picture Ruth on the mound (yes Ruth started off as a pitcher and not an outfielder) and true Boston greats like Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski and Carlton Fisk.
Due to increased security, the following items are not allowed into Fenway Park: backpacks, coolers, computers, briefcases or containers. Small purses, bags that fit under the seats and diaper bags are allowed, but are subject to inspection (diaper bags must be accompanied by a child of "appropriate age"). Fans are allowed to bring one plastic bottle of water.
While plump, juicy Fenway Franks remain a must-have, popular local restaurants like Legal Seafood’s and Bob the Chef's also sell their chow in Fenway's concourse
One of America's oldes and smallest ball parks, but quite possible the best! The Boston Red Sox finally reversed the curse after 86 years. Fenway is undergowing new construction so that the field drains properly and will be a new state of the art ball park yet it will keep its historic looks. I grew up in New England so naturally I love the Bo Sox and hate the Yanks! Fenway is a must see!!! You may have to reserve tickets early tho since the park is almost always sold out, but in recent years they have added seats on the green monster and everywhere else they can find room in this already cramped ball park.
tour of Fenway Park
We took an hour long tour of Fenway for $10US.
Julie was our guide and she was fantastic!
Very informative and interesting, even though I do not watch baseball.
Highly reccommend for the history and entertainment factors.
Too bad when we were there they were re- doing the irigation system and there was no grass.
World Series Champs 2004
For the sports fan, Fenway Park is a must-see. The atmosphere at a game is really cool, and it's not just about having an old baseball stadium. Red Sox fans are very passionate about their team and so this helps to liven up the game. If you do go to a game, then I would recommend roaming around the stadium to see things from different views. One thing that is different about Fenway is that there are section behind homeplate, first, and third, where fans can stand and watch the game. Be sure to get to the game early and take in the scene on either Landsdowne Street or Yawkey Way before the game. There is a new statue of Ted Williams located just beyond Right Field.
Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox and the famous Green Monster, is the oldest baseball stadium in Major League Baseball. It was opened in 1912 and has seen some of the greatest players and greatest moments in baseball history.
Seeing a game here in person is like nothing else in sports. The atmosphere and passion shown by Sox fans are unmatched. Take it all in when you're there. Check out the Monster, the grandstand, the Citgo sign, and walk around to get every possible angle. Just don't go as a Yankee fan.
Ticket prices range from $12 to $75. Try not to get an obstructed view seat. Good tickets are hard to come by. It may be easier to try your luck with a scalper or ticket broker. In any case, get your tickets well in advance. Also, day games and night games have different atmospheres. I prefer night games.
Fenway Baseball Park
Visit the park where the Babe pitched, The Kid hit, Yaz dazzled, and Nomar and Pedro still thrill young fans today. Soak up the rich history; hear the echoes of the past. Touch the Green Monster, imagine being one of the "Knights of the Keyboard" as you see the view from the Press Box, visit the new Red Sox Hall of Fame presented by Volvo, and take a seat in the .406 Club before strolling around Fenway Park.
Tours now leave from the Souvenir Store across Yawkey Way hourly seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until three hours before game time, whichever is earlier.
The tours provides fans with a behind-the-scenes look at America's most beloved ballpark. All areas are subject to availability. Tours of the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball include the press box and broadcast booths; the new Red Sox Hall of Fame Club presented by Volvo; the .406 Club; the Dugout Seats; and Pesky's Pole. When the field is available, fans may also have the opportunity to walk along the warning track and come face-to-face with the fabled Green Monster.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $8 for children 14 and younger. All areas are subject to availability.
Fenway park is a awesome place. especially when there is a game on. vendors are everywhere out in the streets and alot of nice people are around. if your a red sox fan acourse. avoid the yankee games because it can get a little mean out there. if you want to watch a good baseball game in a really old park, then come on down. tickets are hard to get because they sell out all there home games but that beloved scalper is always ready to sell you his tickets. this isn't a very cheap trip, the red sox have the highest prices for everything, including refreshments so if you want to bring the family, make sure you bring the checkbook.
heck babe ruth played in this ballpark so it must be old.
Dave at Fenway
Of course baseball season was over when we visited and we didn't have time for a tour of the inside of the park. This was the last thing we visited before heading to the airport.
We would love to go back and see a game.
Red Sox baseball game at Fenway Park
Red Sox baseball game at historic Fenway Park. This photo is from the 2002 Opening Day. I had taken a weekend trip to Dallas and had just flown back to Boston the morning of 2002 Opening Day. When I got into work around noon, one of my co-workers handed me a free ticket to the game, which was starting in an hour...I love spontaneity.
Fenway is one of the few old baseball parks left in America and has not changed much since it opened in 1912. With an incredible history, a game at Fenway takes one back to early days of baseball and great players like Ted Williams, Cy Young and Babe Ruth. In 1947, the legendary “Green Monster” was created when the all the advertisements on the left field wall was painted over with green paint. The official Red Sox website has a great narrative on the history of Fenway (http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/bos/ballpark/bos_ballpark_history.jsp). Over the past few years there has been a lot of talk around Boston about replacing Fenway Park with a new ballpark as so many other cities have done. So, Fenway’s time may be limited as well as your chance to experience this truly great old ballpark. If possible, try to catch a Red Sox - Yankees game. The heckling the Boston crowd gives their New York counterparts is an experience in and of itself and one that demonstrates just how old the rivalry is between the Boston and New York baseball clubs.
Fenway Park should be high on...
Fenway Park should be high on your list, even if you're not a baseball enthusiast. It's the oldest major league baseball stadium in the country, being built in 1912, and unarguably the most venerable. Not so surprisingly, it's small, the facilities are primitive, the seats are uncomfortable, not to mention some sections are blocked by support columns. But ask any Red Sox fan and they'd swear that it's the best stadium in the world. Ask any baseball fan and they'd know what the 'Green Monster' is. You often see on TV rows and rows of empty bleachers at baseball games. Not here, this place is always rocking regardless of whom the Sox is playing; the atmosphere here is oftentimes rowdy and rarely matched anywhere else. This is it, the Mecca of the national pastime where every true fan should pay homage at least once in their lifetime. The Sox hasn't won the pennant in forever, okay since 1918, but this could be their year. I know, everyone said that last year too, but one can always hope.
Here is a pretty good view of...
Here is a pretty good view of Fenway Park. Note the Green Monster on the far right. This is the huge wall that looms over left field. If the batter hits the ball far enough, the ball goes flying in the street below.
After being at Fenway, I got a good idea of how hard Mark McGwire was hitting the ball in the All-Star game 2-3 years ago. Now that would have been impressive to see live.
This was the view from the...
This was the view from the Right Field seats that I had when the Red Sox played the Yankees.
Boston has some of the greatest fans in the country. It was great to see how well they support their teams and get excited for the Red Sox. Someday, maybe they can beat the Yankees. . .
Going to Fenway Park; home to...
Going to Fenway Park; home to the Boston Red Sox. I had been waiting years to see Fenway Park after watching many games and the 86' World Series at Fenway.
This is the old style baseball park of the 1920's. You can feel the classic baseball that was played here. Being in the park let's you understand briefly what it felt like to live 50-80 years ago.
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