America's Most Beloved Ballpark
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August 11th, 2007 – by: Boston_Babe
The vibe emanating from Fenway on any Red Sox game night, whether home or away, is contagious! Even if you don't have tickets to the game, walking around Fenway on Yawkey Way or Lansdowne Street is sure to be a great time. There are numerous bars filled with huge plasma TV's loudly broadcasting the game, and buffalo wings and beer abound.
As in most stadiums, the main hallway with food and beverage stands is loud, busy and sometimes chaotic, but once you find your section and emerge from the depths and see that beautiful green monster, you will be left breathless.
A couple of fun facts:
"The Green Monster": The most famous feature of Fenway is the looming left field wall that measures 37 feet, 2 inchest (11.3 meters). Mostly known for preventing home runs, it is also the inspiration for the Red Sox mascot, Wally, the green monster.
"The Lone Red Seat": Which is exactly that...a lone red seat in the right field bleachers marking the longest measurable in-park home run hit by Ted Williams and was rumored to hit a Yankees fan on the head who was sitting in that seat.
Fenway Park has also been featured in many movies including Fever Pitch, Good Will Hunting, and Field of Dreams among others. It has also hosted various other events including concerts, political speeches and this year, even a Citizenship Ceremony
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