Known as “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark”, this baseball stadium is visited by fans from around the world. It’s home to the Red Sox and is the oldest stadium in Major League Baseball. Whether you’re a fan or not, it’s well worth a visit.
Visiting Fenway Park: Things You Need To Know
1. What’s so special about Fenway Park?
Dating back more than a century, Fenway Park is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball. It was built by Red Sox owner at the time John Taylor. The park was supposedly named Fenway because of its location in the Fenway neighbourhood, which was built decades earlier over the marshland or “fens”.
The first official game at Fenway was played on April 20, 1912. Known for its lone red seat in the right-field bleachers (Section 42, Row 37, Seat 21) it signifies the longest home run ever hit at Fenway.
The one-hour walking tour of Fenway Park is a great opportunity to learn about the rich history and the community ties it has to the city of Boston.
2. How do I get there?
The best way to get to Fenway is by taking the subway to Kenmore Square off the Green Line. Make your way to the Park Street station and you can take any train on the Green Line except for the E train.
3. How much will it cost?
Tickets to regular-season home games range from $21.14 for general standing room to $161.14 for the most expensive field box.
Private suites are available for all home games and events with pricing starting at $3,500 going all the way up to $18,000.
FYI, you can buy tickets the day of the game, but only a limited amount of tickets are for sale 90 minutes prior to game time.
4. How long will it take?
The game itself takes around three hours to complete, depending on the number of innings.
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5. When is the best time to go?
The park is open 90 minutes prior to game time, it’s best to arrive early to avoid a monsoon of people and to get to your seat on time. And maybe grab a beer and a few snacks on the way!
6. Where will I get the best photos?
- In front of the ‘Green Monster’
- Boston Red Sox sign
- The Lone Red seat
7. Any insider tips?
- Can’t seem to get the usher’s attention? Shout ‘Bill’ – it’s guaranteed to work!
- Don’t have a ticket? Head to Lansdowne Street, where The Bleacher Bar is built under the bleachers. You can sit there and watch the game as long as you are still drinking!
- Got kids? You can score each of them a free ticket by signing them up for Red Sox Kid Nation.