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Kingston, Saint Andrew, Jamaica
August 23, 2012
From journal 2012 Massachusetts Summer Vacation
June 14, 2010
From journal Take Me Out to the Ballgame
October 17, 2005
Fenway seats approximately 35,000 people, which is tiny in comparison to every other stadium and ballpark these days. That means that there are no real "bad" or "nosebleed" seats. You can see the details of the field from almost anywhere you sit! You'll feel like you can reach out and touch the players, even from the top of the rightfield roof deck.
Because Fenway is so small, the tickets to the home games sell out almost immediately. To get tickets ahead of time for your planned trip go to www.redsox.com. If there aren't any available for the games you want to see, you may want to try www.ebay.com or www.acetickets.com. If you buy them anywhere, but through the box office, expect to pay exorbitant scalper's fees.
On game day, sometimes remaining tickets go up for sale at 2pm before the game at the Park's ticket sales office. If you aren't lucky enough to score these tickets at face value, there are always people selling tickets outside the stadium around game time. Keep in mind that a pair of good seats for a key game (like against the NY Yankees) could set you back for over $500. Seats on top of the "green monster" or field boxes could be expected to top $1000. Don't say you weren't warned!
If you can't score tickets anywhere or don't feel like spending quite that much money, there are tours of Fenway available on a daily basis. These take you through the only manual scoreboard in all of major league baseball, as well as other historic landmarks within the park. Check redsox.com for seasonal tour schedules.
Food and beer within the ballpark are a bit pricey, but excellent cheaper fare can be had at the surrounding neighborhood sports bars like the Cask n'Flagon. Look for the best ballpark food at the "Sausage Guy" stand on Yawkey Way.
On game day, don't pay for parking by Fenway. Instead take the Green line of the T subway system to Kenmore square for a fraction of the price!
Seeing a game at Fenway is a life experience that should be had by any fan of the Red Sox or fan of baseball in general. The fans here are passionate, the seats are great, the aptmosphere is euphoric, and sights and sounds are amongst the most memorable of Boston's landmarks.
From journal Boston - Tourist in My Own City
San Francisco, California
June 7, 2000
October 23, 2006
From journal Fenway Park
West Chester, Pennsylvania
September 24, 2005
Since the Red Sox were taken over by their new ownership group, Fenway has become even more fan friendly. With the new seating, additional concessions, and a new attitude, the Red Sox organization have made Fenway an even better experience.
This trip was the first to Fenway for half of our group so it made it even more exciting than usual. They got the same feeling that most Fenway fans have, the sheer amazement that virtually nothing has drastically changed since the early 20th century. The seats still face in awkward directions and aren't the most comfortable, the signage in each section looks as if its still the original, but it all contributes to the atmosphere that makes Fenway special.
Every baseball fan should take advantage of the opportunity to visit Fenway. Its one of the few great parks that still exists, and the experience alone is worth the price of admission. You'll never truly understand what it is to be a Boston sports fan, or a true Red Sox fan, until you've experienced Fenway Park.
Los Angeles, California
May 14, 2004
On a game day, the side street (I believe that is Yawkey Way) is open only to foot traffic and turnstiles are placed for fans with tickets only. The hawkers there sell everything from Polish sausage to burgers, to Nuts! Nuts! Nuts! (oops, that's my Dodger peanut guy talking). The smells cause anyone's mouth to water and everything's is reasonably priced (for a ballpark). Walk inside the stadium and you can by your own Louisville Slugger. Across the street are a couple of bars and souvenir shops.
Seats are a little tight; after all, they were made for the stadium opening in 1912 and everyone was just a little smaller then, but you can't help be submerged in the history of it all.
Diehard fans pay through the nose to sit up in the seats and SRO (standing room only) area behind the Green Monster. Apparently, those are some of the hardest tickets to get.
Take the "T" to the park or cab it. If you drive, be prepared to pay $20 or more for parking.
From journal AHH + BOSTON = BAHHSTON
by Emily Marie
Bronx, New York
August 12, 2003
Fenway is the only park I'd suggest getting a higher seat instead of getting up close. That's partially because an upper deck box is a novelty. I don't think there are even 500 seats in the upper deck (not including luxury boxes or the likes). I am dying to sit in the new seats over the Green Monster. The roof boxes though offer a great view looking down on everything.
Unlike Yankee or Shea Stadiums, Fenway has real seats in the bleachers. The cheap NY seats are benches. I guess that's necessary as a large chunk of all seating is in the bleachers. Being both the oldest and smallest park in the Majors means that the prices are among the highest in the league. The size of the place made the designers stuff as much as they could into the small area. Therefore all the grandstand seats are pretty cramped.
The size though also means many seats are right on the action. However there are many obstructed view seats. These tickets go for cheap, and you can often find a place to move to once you're inside.
The park is home to some of baseball's most famous quirks. The Green Monster, the Pesky Pole, the centerfield triangle and the Citgo sign. There's talk of either renovating or replicating Fenway, but it is in every plan to keep these beloved landmarks in the new design. There's always a buzz around the place, as with all parks with good fans.
The Sox make due with what room they have. There are enough concessions inside and decent food. The Bostonian staple Legal Seafood chowder is now in the park, and Papa Gino's Pizza as well. Regular ballpark food is also available.
There's not much parking in the immediate area. The "T" subway stops nearby in Kenmore Square (Kenmore and Lansdowne Street behind the Green Monster are heavy-traffic nightlife areas) and the commuter rail stops nearby. Kenmore is also a mass transit bus hub. The moral of the story is mass transit is the way to go ('course when I was living in Boston, I was just two blocks away :D).
With Kenmore and Lansdowne so close to the park, there's a lot of entertainment to choose from after games. Bars, clubs and restaurants abound. Who's on First, below the huge Twin Enterprises souvenir store (which offers great prices on out-of-style ballcaps during the off season) seems to be a favorite. My personal favorites though are Jillian's bar and billiards and the now-defunct Mama Kin's. The latter was owned by Aerosmith and had some good music acts on occasion. I don't know what's in the space now, but I would hope it still hosts live music.
From journal Baseball, Boston
Lexington , Kentucky
September 25, 2006
From journal Fenway Park
by Steven Martin
Bath, United Kingdom
July 22, 2004
From journal New England