Home of the Red Sox
History speaks for itself at Fenway Park. A massive tourist attraction, Fenway welcomes thousands of visitors every year to soak up the action, the popcorn and hotdogs. Fenway is a Boston institution – when you pose for your photo in the stadium that made Babe Ruth famous, don’t forget to say ‘Fenway Paahk!’ like a real Bostonian.
Fenway Park’s grand opening was on April 20 in 1912 when the Red Sox played the New York Highlanders, a team that would later be renamed the Yankees. Home to the Boston Red Sox, Fenway is the oldest Major League Baseball stadium currently in use. A memorable place for American baseball fans, Fenway Park has been around for generations, as has the fully-fledged American pastime. Fenway is where Babe Ruth made his major league debut and it continues to be a vital and iconic public space of the city of Boston today.
A trip to Fenway Park is a true throwback to the early days of baseball with its iconic wooden stall seats. Despite its age and its limited seating capacity, suggestions to build a shiny new park have continuously met with unwavering objections by Red Sox fans.
A word of warning: don't expect to easily purchase tickets on game day. Every game at Fenway Park has sold out since May 15, 2003 (a span of over 700 consecutive sell-outs) and, not surprisingly, the average price of a ticket for a game at Fenway is over US$50 and scalper prices even more exorbitant. The team was also World Series Champions in 2013 so stakes are high. If you can’t get a seat, do a Fenway Park Tour. Available year round, there’s public tours, group tours and even batting practice tours, but tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis on the day so get there quick!