Inside Fenway Park – Arty 84 Baseball Park Reviews
By Arty 84
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Stadium Name: Fenway Park
Team: Boston Red Sox
League: MLB – American League East
First Date Visited: 1988
Opposing Team: NA
Date Opened: 1912
Date Closed: NA
Overall Rating: (1-10) 8
Notable Award: The most obstructive views in Baseball & Some of the best fans in the league
Growing up 10 miles north of Boston makes me a little bias for this review but the Red Sox will always be my number team. I remember being a kid and getting all excited walking into the stadium. The stadium is just part of the experience. The green line train ride there, grabbing some food before the game and walking around the stadium before the game checking out the sites is what makes Fenway, Fenway. I remember being a young guy and hearing all talk about ripping down Fenway and building a new stadium and as a kid that made me sad. I seen the Boston Garden come and go and it was like a piece of my childhood was gone forever. I remember going to the game with my dad back in October of 1993. The Sox were out of the playoff run and we must of just got tickets for free. We took the train in and I remember just walking up the ramp and seeing the green monster and green grass. When you 8 years old, that means everything to you.
My first game was when I was 4 years old. I was with my mom, aunt and grandfather. we sat 3 rows back behind the owners box. It was a rainy night, the ushers kept kicking people out from the unused owners seats in front of me. Every time an umbrella was opened, the usher where on it. I dont know how i remember this at 28 but the image is clear as day. I remember every time I had been to that stadium and we are talking over 100 times in the last 24 years. It is a great place and I have great memories there. It will always be number 1 for favorite stadiums for me.
The Fenway area of Boston is a great place to go before, after and when games are not even going on. Over the years such places as Cask, Beer Works and Copperfields have been hangouts in the Neighborhood. With several colleges surround Fenway, the crowds are usually younger, but dont be surprised if you see some grandmothers banging back shots at the bar before the game.
Getting to the game is fairly easy, jump on the Green Line, any train but the E train and get off at Kenmore. DONE. But if you do end up on the E line, get off at Northeastern and its about a 20 minute walk through the Fens Park, but just dont do it at night, unless you want to hang out with the large amount of homeless people living in the park or criminals looking to cause trouble or your occasional drunk college kid passed out on the path on his way back to his dorm.
If you have never been there, GO! its a great place to watch your favorite team play. Its part of American history. The Green monster, manual score board, the 420 triangle or the Fenway frank (the original was better) are things that make this stadium unique. See it before the Sox dont play there anymore and if you need any advice feel free to reach out to me.
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I've toured Fenway twice since October, living 3 hours away in Eastern NY. I love the city of Boston, and especially Fenway Park, which truly is the crown jewel of the MLB. The latter tour I took was three days before the Home Opener, and we got to witness them set up all the scoreboards, concessions, test the music, etc. We ended the day at the Cask n' Flagon which is improved and great.
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