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.
If you are interested in the history but not seeing a game, a trip down Yawkee Way is still great fun. There are reasonably priced tours available inside the ballpark as well. If you go when there is no game then you can walk around the outside of the park, and parking is available in local garages.
ALTHOUGH I'M NOT A BASEBALL FAN, even I can feel the history and tradition oozing out of the pores of this great old ball park. Just imagine, Babe Ruth played here...in a Red Sox uniform!
Its fun to walk around the stadium and see the taverns and other establishments in the area, and to see the famous "Citgo" sign that is in the background of so many pictures of Fenway. And of course you cannot miss seeing the "Green Monster", that one-of-a-kind outfield wall.
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See my detailed description under "Sports". If you can't make it to Fenway for a Red Sox game but are a baseball fan, Fenway now offers guided tours which are very cool. Gives you an inside look at America's oldest ballpark. I believe tours are available on days the Red Sox are not in town.
Last summer my wife tooks some friends to Boston for the weekend. Had a great time going to a Redsox game and shopping at Quincy Market. I just wanted to share my pictures and tell you if you ever get a chance it is not that expensive and can be a lot of fun for the entire family. We took a tour of the USS Constitution.
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.
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.
They call it Fabulous Fenway sometimes, which will probably come as a surprise to some of those used to more luxurious modern US baseball parks! However, there is much history (of heartbreak and victory) crammed in here that it makes up for the cramped and creaky conditions.
The Red Sox have been playing here since 1912, which makes it the oldest ballpark currently in use; indeed, with a vogue for new ballparks in the 80s and 90s, there aren't too many of the more historic grounds left.
That's the reason that so many people want to see Fenway Park preserved - despite the economic arguments sometimes advanced for moving to a bigger ballpark next door, which would, allegedly, put the team in a position to acquire even more stars. That said, Fenway has one of the best attendance records in baseball: despite having won the World Series only once since 1918 (and what a win it was), the Red Sox manage to sell out almost every evening. Indeed, for the last three seasons you can barely get a ticket for love or money, and that's despite the fact that there are 81 home games a season.
The new management team (which arrived in 2002) has made an effort to use the space as best they can, putting in a new concourse for vendors which is a big improvement, as well as the (justifiably) famous Green Monster seats, definitely an experience worth the extra dollars. The small size definitely adds something to the intimacy of the experience, and may accounts for the intensity of Red Sox fans, among whom we number ourselves!
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.
Go see a baseball game at Fenway Park. There is so much history in this building. The game I saw was Boston vs the Yankees. It was a perfect game up until the second to last pitch.
100 years of baseball history in one building.
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