In Game

Fenway Park is arguably the most recognizable baseball field in all of Major League Baseball and with good reason: not only is it the oldest ballpark, but the history and tradition of the Boston Red Sox is so deeply ingrained in the city that it’s hard to think of Boston without the Red Sox. Generations of fans have passed through the gates at Fenway, and they pride themselves on their knowledge, a seemingly endless database of Red Sox stats, and overall passion for the game.

The stadium is a source of pride for Boston and has been a staple of the community since it first opened in 1912. The deep-rooted history and tradition can be felt the second you walk into Fenway making a trip to see the Red Sox play a one of a kind experience you won’t find anywhere else.

No matter what team you cheer for, if you’re a baseball fan, then a trip to Fenway is a must so plan your trip to Boston today.

Things to check out

Manual Scoreboard

The manual scoreboard inside the Green Monster is run by two men who place 12-by-16-inch panels into the allotted slots each inning. You can also see the initials of former Red Sox owners Tom and Jean Yawkey in Morse code on the scoreboard as well.

The Lone Red Seat

In Section 42, Row 37, Seat 21, you’ll find one seat painted red. Why do you ask? Red Sox legend Ted Williams hit a record-setting 502 foot home run here in 1946, and the team painted the chair red in his honor so be sure to check it out while you’re in Fenway.

The Green Monster

One of the most notable features of Fenway Park is the massive green wall in the left field. Standing at thirty-seven feet and two inches high, the Green Monster has become a staple of Fenway over the years and is a must-see for anyone visiting Fenway for the first time.

Pesky’s Pole

The right field foul pole is the name after former Red Sox player Johnny Pesky. The pole sits just over 300 feet from home plate, making it the shortest outfield distance in the MLB.

Fisk Pole

he left field foul pole is named after Carlton Fisk who famously hit the pole with this walk off winner against the Cincinnati Reds in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. If you’re sitting on the Monster, snap a picture of yourself with the pole while at the game.

Tasty Burger

This nationally recognized local food chain had built a new Tasty Burger stand in the stadium and offer burgers with unusual toppings such as fries and mozzarella sticks (yes, not just the cheese, actual mozzarella sticks!)

Fight Songs

  1. Sweet Caroline

    Played during the eighth inning

    Where it began,
    I can’t begin to knowin’
    But then I know it’s growing strong

    Was in the spring
    And spring became the summer
    Who’d have believed you’d come along.

    Hands, touchin’ hands
    Reachin’ out, touchin’ me, touchin’ you

    Sweet Caroline
    Good times never seemed so good
    I’ve been inclined
    To believe they never would
    But now I…

    …look at the night
    And it don’t seem so lonely
    We fill it up with only two.

    And when I hurt,
    Hurtin’ runs off my shoulders
    How can I hurt when holding you?

    Warm, touchin’ warm
    Reachin’ out, touchin’ me, touchin’ you

    Sweet Caroline
    Good times never seemed so good
    I’ve been inclined,
    To believe they never would
    Oh, no, no

    Sweet Caroline
    Good times never seemed so good
    Sweet Caroline,
    I believe they never could
    Sweet Caroline
    Good times never seemed so good
    Sweet Caroline…

  2. Dirty Water

    Played after Red Sox victories

    I’m gonna tell you a story
    I’m gonna tell you about my town
    I’m gonna tell you a big fat story, baby
    Aw, it’s all about my town

    Yeah, down by the river
    Down by the banks of the river Charles
    (Aw, that’s what’s happenin’ baby)
    That’s where you’ll find me
    Along with lovers, muggers, and thieves
    (Aw, but they’re cool people)

    Well I love that dirty water
    Oh, Boston, you’re my home
    (Oh, you’re the number one place)

    Frustrated women (I mean they’re frustrated)
    Have to be in by twelve o’clock (oh, that’s a shame)
    But I’m wishin’ and a-hopin’, oh
    That just once those doors weren’t locked
    (I like to save time for my baby to walk around)

    Well I love that dirty water
    Oh, Boston, you’re my home (oh, yeah)

    Because I love that dirty water
    Oh, Boston, you’re my home (oh, yeah)

    Well, I love that dirty water (I love it, baby)
    I love that dirty water (I love Boston)
    I love that dirty water (Have you heard about the strangler?)
    I love that dirty water (I’m the man, I’m the man)
    I love that dirty water (Ow)
    I love that dirty water (Come on, come on)

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