Fenway Park

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4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA, USA
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spocklogic spocklog…
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Welcome to Red Sox Nation Oct 01, 2011
Seeing a Red Sox game at Fenway Park is the ultimate baseball experience. The park is relatively small and can be enjoyed even from the bleacher seats in the outfield where the crowd can get a little rowdy at times in a fun way. The bleachers may be rowdy, but they are the troops of Red Sox Nation. Sometimes the best seats may not have the most devoted fans for a true Fenway experience. The best visual seats are boxed near the first and third base side, but these are hard to come by and expensive. Stephen King sits in these seats. The grandstands above can be had, and are less expensive. I recommend these on the first and third base sides for half the price of a box seat. Personally I like grandstand sections 29-31, and while this is out in left field you sit higher up in the park in viewpoint than most places. There is a left field corner blind spot there, but it's a nice high seat with lots of visuals. I never cared much for the right field area as it is too low and wraps around the right field pole. You have to turn your head to see the action and it is a bit confusing from here. I like the right field bleachers for the cheapest seats (section 40-43) as close to the bullpen as you can get. It's low too, but you have a direct line of vision to the action and can see pitchers close and personal when they warm up. I am only speaking on my experience here. I have not sat in a roof box, but it's comparable in price to a grandstand seat. Here's a current seating/price chart for Fenway: http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/bos/ticketing/seating_pricing.jsp

Other than that, I recommend a stop at the Cask 'n Flaggon (62 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA) or Boston Beer Works (61 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA). These places are next to each other and very near Yawkey Way. They are places packed with fans talking about the game. The Food and brew at these places is uniquely historic. To avoid crowds, Arrive VERY early, have a bite to eat and a beer of a different kind. Then check out batting practice. Otherwise, arrive with the crowds and enjoy the multitudes descending on the park. Either way, you still get to see the game and that's what you came for - Let's Go Red Sox! Welcome to Red Sox Nation...

Here's a link to my video of a 7th inning stretch tradition at Fenway (bleacher style): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp4bnCmIIC4

Here's a link to my video of a father and sons reunion at Fenway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz3i5wP-a_A
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Yawkey Way in the sky
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spocklogic says:
I am thankful for all the congratulations. I didn't expect this review feature... I was hoping my India journal would finally be featured, but if there was a recent review I made, this one of Fenway Park would be the one I would most like to be featured. It was a tough end for the Red Sox this year, but we will be back again - Red Sox Nation never gives up and Fenway Park celebrates it's 100th anniversary in 2012.

http://mlb.mlb.com/bos/fenwaypark100/

Let's Go Red Sox!
Posted on: Oct 03, 2011
monky says:
Congrats on your featured review Brian!
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missandrea81 says:
Congrats on your feature today. :)
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AndrewBruceC AndrewBr…
2 reviews
Go Sox! Apr 25, 2011
If you are ever in Boston, you absolutely MUST check out Fenway Park. The atmosphere of the stadium is amazing. Even if you are not a Red Sox fan, you have to appreciate the enthusiasm of the Bostonians. You can absolutely make a whole day out of going to a Red Sox game. There are tons of bars littered around the stadium for you to enjoy. It doesnt really matter which one you go into, because they all seem to have a great energy.
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Deano25 Deano25
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fenway Jul 10, 2011
...Had a great day out here last summer with my family, great atmosphere and great staff. However prices were quite high for drinks and food inside.

Would advise people to go here for a fun day out and to watch a very entertaining sport.
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kkrater kkrater
26 reviews
Living History, a look at America's Pastime Jun 06, 2011
Fenway Park, the mecca of Red Sox Nation, is affectionately known as America's most beloved ball park. It is also the oldest park in Major League Baseball still in use and one of two remaining classic ballparks (the other being Wrigley Field in Chicago).
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gman5431 gman5431
2 reviews
The best park in the majors Mar 23, 2011
Not only the best park, but one of the best places on earth ive ever been. Atmosphere is awesome and there are so many different views so you have to walk around the park during BP.
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X_Drive X_Drive
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The littlest baseball park! May 29, 2010
Whether you are a real fan of the Boston Red Sox or even Major League Baseball as a whole, this is a tour that you will enjoy. You purchase your tickets at the front box office or across the street at the Team Store on Yawkey Way. The tours are 50 minutes in length and led by an official Fenway Park tour guide. Prices are $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, and $10 for children 3 and up. It is handicap accessible. Tours begin at 9 am and are each hour til 4pm. On game days tours stop 3 ½ hours prior to the game. The tour of this fabulous ball park covers areas behind home plate in the second level, in the very upper lounge area high atop the right field seats, and the new left field seats built recently above the green monster. During the tour your guide gives lots of history and color about the park. If you have been to any other major league ballpark, you will be amazed just how small and compact this ballpark really is. I haven’t been much of a baseball fan since the strikes for more money several years ago but even I really enjoyed this tour and the park itself. And luckily we have a handicapped license on our car, we found a close parking place to the park.



Oh, and one other thing about Baseball in Boston, MA. EVERY citizen who lives in this state loves the Boston Red Sox!!!!
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mdfehmel mdfehmel
210 reviews
A Boston Must Apr 27, 2010
I grew up in Red Sox Nation (actually Newport, Rhode Island), but I find now that I went to games much more often when I was a kid than I do now as an adult. Perhaps it is because that I now live 2 hours from Boston as opposed to the much easier 1-hour drive from my childhood home. Of perhaps the reason is that the ticket price is extremely higher now than it was 20 years ago. Whatever the reason, it is always nice to go the hallowed grounds of Fenway Park. For any traveler in Boston, this is a must see as you will get a TRUE FEEL of what it means to be a New England sports fan. Tickets are often sold out, but internet websites offer resell tickets and scalpers can offer them to you (legally at face value or below) right outside the park. Any game is an experience, but the Mecca of sports rivalries is Red Sox / Yankees if you are so lucky to catch this battle on your way through town. Fenway Park is one of Major League Baseballs oldest parks and is rich with Americana. Unlike the modern parks in the league, Fenway is actually pretty small, yet the intimate feeling will have you thinking you were back in the days of Babe Ruth (you will also become very friendly to whomever happens to be sitting directly next to you). Is best to eat and drink before you get into the park unless you don't mind spending beaucoup bucks. Also recommended to either walk from your domicile or take the T to nearby Yawkey Way or Boylston St as opposed to trying to find a parking spot.
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CiocColato CiocCola…
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Best Ballpark in America Jul 14, 2008
I must disclose that I have not been to every ballpark in America (yet, I am on number 7), but Fenway Park is by far the best baseball experience in my opinion. And for the record, I am not a Boston native or resident, so this is in no way a bias opinion.

When going to Fenway, ticket holders are the only people that are able to get through Yawkey Street. The street is shut down roughly about 1 1/2- 2 hours before game time. In this area outside the park you will find multiple food and drink vendor and Red Sox souvenir shops. FYI, if you plan on going to Beerworks before the game, do not enter through the south gates as you will not be allowed to re-enter the stadium once you leave through the gates. If you are looking for food, try a monster dog (even the name monster does not do it justice as it is a huge hot dog).

Once inside the ball park, enjoy the experience! And if you don't know the words to Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" don't fret, the words are on the jumbo screen so you can sing with everyone else.
Yawkey Street before the game
Night game @ Fenway Park
Hanging out with the Green Monster
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bkretzer says:
I loved Fenway, too!
Posted on: Jul 14, 2008
pinchora pinchora
162 reviews
Mar 29, 2007
So I went into Fenway Park with the same expectations as Yankee Stadium...now don't get me wrong...I'm more a Bo-sox fan than a Yankee Fan but this tour didn't live up to my expectations. We didn't get to go into the locker room like at Yankee nor down into the dug out...which was sad. And the one place I wanted to see and go on to was the Green Monster. But it didn't happen neither; it was shut down to prep for opening day...sigh....

It was a good tour. My tour guide was more fun than my Yankee tour guide and he told us more of the history of the team, the curse of the great bambino and history of the stadium.

So if you go up to Boston check out Fenway Park...you will have a lot of fun!
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Fenway Park from the Street outside
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lebenskunstler3 lebensku…
2 reviews
Aug 21, 2006
In describing Boston to people who have never been, the subject of sports inevitably comes up. Boston is one of the most passionate sports towns in America, and four national championships since 2000 has done except fan the flames of our passion. Boston is first off a baseball town, and the Red Soxare the city's premier team. Even those Bostonians who have no interest in baseball can still name all the players on the starting line up. Fenway is the oldest baseball park in America and one of the most unique. It was built into the city block so it doesn't have a symetrical shape, rather rectangular. Either way, if you have any curiosity about baseball, an afternoon in Fenway is a great spot to begin your education. Knowing the rules is not that important, there'll be plenty of people happy to educate you. Just cheer when everyone else does, have a Fenway Frank (hotdog), and a few beers. There are several different places in the the stadium to watch a game: good seats near the infield, the bleachers, the Monster seats, and the right field terrace. For your first time, I'd advise the bleachers, as they are the cheapest and knowing what's going on in the game has little to do with the enviroment. If you like baseball, and have been to a park before, try for the Monster seats in left field. The view from there is like no where else in professional baseball. Finally, if you have the chance, the best games of the season are always vs. the New York Yankees. The park often gets rather lively during Yankees series. Unlike England though, there's very little violence at the games, just don't show up wearing a NY hat or shirt and you should be fine.
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dkoehler says:
Fenway certainly has an element of charm to it, which could be connected to the fact it is the oldest park in the MLB system. The fans are very passionate and knowledgeable, but the seats can be small. Tickets are also nearly impossible to come by; the best way to get Sox tix is either legally or to scalp online(Craigslist) or in Boston.
Posted on: Jun 26, 2007
larryault says:
I just visited Fenway Park (although you don't pronounce the "r" while in Boston) and was immediately grabbed by the atmosphere. You can hate baseball, but you will not hate Fenway. I live in AZ, so I am a Diamondbacks fan...but after visiting (and getting to tour) Fenway, my wife, son and I are admittedly the newest recruits into Red Sox Nation!!! "Let's Go Red Sox, Yankees Suck"...was the chant at the game we went to...it was awesome. If you are in (or near) Boston and the BoSox are playing...make a point to go...you will never regret it!!!
Posted on: Jun 08, 2007

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