As a citizen of Red Sox Nation, one understands that the Red Sox are a religion and Fenway Park is a place of worship. Traveling to Boston? A Red Sox game and a visit to Fenway Park is a must!
The first game played at Fenway Park, on April 20, 1912 was overshadowed in the papers by news of the Titanic sinking.
The park is old, and small, it is a piece of history, a relic. The smallest park in the majors, with 36,108 seats; seats are being added creatively to expand capacity.
Fenway Park offers a real sense of history; the chalky corners ooze personality more than any other park in the game.
The best known character traits of the park are the Green Monster, the 37-foot left field wall whose odd location turns pop flies into homers and homers into singles. Seats on the Green Monster offer a unique Fenway experience; seats are for sale and standing room only.
Pesky’s Pole, named for Red Sox legend Johnny Pesky, marks the right field foul line.
The scoreboard is manually operated in left field, Morse Code dots and dashes spell out the initials of Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey and his wife. Following Yawkey’s death in 1976 Jersey Street on which Fenway Park was located was renamed Yawkey Way in his honor.
Take the Fenway Park tour and learn all there is to know about this fascinating park and its history in Boston. The park represents the city and its people –its nation. Call the Tours Hotline on 617.226.6666.
Red Sox tickets are always in demand, even more so since the curse shattering World Series win. Begin by checking out the 2013 Boston Red Sox schedule and buy tickets online www.redsox.com.