Fenway Park

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by notso62 on October 17, 2005

Take me out to the ball game! As long as you're in Boston for a stint in the spring, summer, or fall, why not try to grab tickets to see the Red Sox in Fenway Park? This historic ballpark is a one-of-a-kind national treasure.

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.

Fenway Park
4 Yawkey Way
Boston, Massachusetts
(617) 482-4769


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