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Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215
Located in the heart of Boston, Fenway Park is iconic, and is the oldest Major League Baseball stadium currently in use. Opening Day for Fenway Park was April 20, 1912! The field was actually scheduled to open two days earlier, on April 18; however, there were two postponements because of rain. Fenway Park has a capacity of 38,805 fans. Every single Red Sox home game (since May 15, 2003) has sold out. In 2008, the park sold out its 456th consecutive Red Sox game, breaking a Major League record. Fenway has also been the site of many other sporting and cultural events, concerts, and political campaigns. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave the last campaign speech of his political career at Fenway Park in 1944. Groups and music greats such as Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Buffett, The Rolling Stones, Sheryl Crow, Dave Matthews Band & Paul McCartney have performed here. Other teams that called Fenway Park home include the Boston Braves (played a World Series there in 1914), the Boston (New England) Patriots, and the Boston Redskins, an NFL team that later became the Washington Redskins.

 

Single ticket prices range from $25 for standing room to $125 for a field box seat. Parking is surprisingly available for the area, but most is expensive and will run you $20-$25. Bags and items larger than 16"x16"x8" along with the following items are prohibited in the stadium: Umbrellas, hard-sided coolers, cans, bottles, glass containers of any kind, alcoholic beverages, illegal substances, firearms, noise-making devices, and commercial audio/visual equipment. Fans are NOT able to store any prohibited items at Fenway Park. The Food here is awesome with lots of choices. The concessions have every item you could ever want at a baseball game, but why on earth do you need anything after you’ve had a famous Fenway Frank? I like the $5 Boston Dog (served with cheese and chili).

   

Draft beers (lots of selections) will run you $5-$6. Be sure to check out the Hilltop Steak House, where the steak-tips sub goes for $6. Other favorites are the Legal Sea Foods clam chowder (you ARE in New England, after all!), fried dough and Cuban Sandwiches at the El Tiante booth. This complex has unique, quirky features, including "the Triangle" (region of center field where the walls form a triangle whose far corner is 420 feet from home plate), "Lone Red Seat" (the seat in the right field bleachers - Section 42, Row 37, Seat 21 - painted red to mark the spot where the longest measurable home run ever hit inside Fenway Park landed), and most notably the famous Green Monster, the nickname of the 37-foot, 2-inch high left field wall. Keep in mind that even though at Fenway you are crammed in like sardines, you still need to protect your skin from sun exposure. One of the ways you can make your Fenway experience “over the top” is trying one of the “packages” instead of going traditional and buying single tickets.

 

The Luxury Limo Package from Brewster Coach includes: 10 Right Field Roof Box seats to a 2010 Boston Red Sox game, VIP Limousine transportation for 10 guests to and from Fenway Park (Pick-up and drop-off locations must be within 50 miles of Fenway), non-alcoholic beverage service in the Limo, Red Sox baseball hats for each guest and an in-game scoreboard message for your group. All for just $2,500! Want to impress 10 of your closest friends another cool and different way? Treat them to one of the most unique perspectives in all of baseball -- watching a game atop the infamous Green Monster wall. This exclusive package includes: 10 passes to a private area atop the Green Monster concourse, a private pregame tour of Fenway Park, pregame dinner and drinks at Game On Restaurant, a dedicated Red Sox host, a Red Sox gift bag and in-game food and beverage concession vouchers for the group. Pricing is $5,000 per game, $7,500 for Interleague games and $10,000 for Yankees games. Sure, it can get expensive, but this is where ghosts of the legends like Joe Cronin & Jackie Robinson are whispering to you from every nick and cranny.

 

Interesting note(s):  No player has ever hit a home run over the right-field roof at Fenway Park.

 

Fenway Park has one of the last hand-operated scoreboards in the Major Leagues.  Green and red lights are used to signal balls, strikes, and outs. A lesser-known fact is that behind the manual scoreboard is a room where the walls are covered with signatures of players who have played at Fenway Park over the years!

 

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