About Fenway Park
Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, is one of the most iconic stadiums in all of baseball and should be on the bucket list of every true sports fan. The venue first opened in 1912 and is the oldest ballpark in the majors, followed by Wrigley Field and Dodger Stadium. Nearly every corner of the park features a memorable piece of baseball history, perhaps none more iconic than the famous Green Monster (read: Monstah) in left field.
Best Places to Sit at Fenway Park
If you can splurge a little, the best place to sit for Fenway Park sports events is either the Home Plate Club or EMC Club right behind home plate. These spots give fans a picturesque view of the historic ballpark and a great take on the action. Slightly more affordable seating during Fenway Park events can be found in the Field Box and Loge Box sections in the lower level, with seats directly behind either dugout being the ideal spot. Some of the cheapest Red Sox tickets can be found in the Grandstand sections, but we recommend sitting within the first few rows; otherwise, the tickets may indicate that they have an “obstructed view.”
Tips for Visiting Fenway Park
One thing to know about attending Fenway Park events is that the stadium takes an old-school approach to the fan experience. There aren’t many in-game gimmicks and activities between innings to keep fans engaged – it's all about the baseball. So, don't expect cartoons on the video board imploring fans to make noise or life-size hot dogs racking around the infield. There aren’t even many places to hang out and watch the game other than your chosen seat. At Fenway, it's all about taking in the game and enjoying baseball in its purest form. The only exception, of course, is the traditional singing of Neil Diamond's “Sweet Caroline" in the middle of the 8th inning.
Food to Try at Fenway Park
While plenty of new menu items have been added to the Fenway Park concession stands, the ballpark's nostalgic feel will probably have you reaching for traditional stadium fare – most notably the Fenway Frank, which can be found just about anywhere in the venue. Of course, the Boston Pork Party, a hot dog with pulled pork, bacon, and coleslaw, is another traditional item at Red Sox games. There are also plenty of regional delicacies available, including lobster rolls and Dunkin Donuts locations that can be found at any Fenway Park event.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Fenway Park located?
Fenway Park is located in the heart of the City of Boston, Massachusetts near Kenmore Square and the Boston University campus.
What kind of events does Fenway Park host?
Fenway Park events include MLB baseball games and concerts. The most common Fenway Park sports event is a Red Sox game.
Which team is playing at Fenway Park?
Since 1912, Fenway Park has been home to the Boston Red Sox, the city's only MLB franchise.
Where can I park for free at Fenway Park?
There are approximately 35 parking garages and lots near the park, though all of them will cost you. For the ballpark's official lots, you can expect to pay between $10- $50. Parking in nearby lots starts at $10. Street parking can be hard to find, is metered, and allows for only 2-hour max stay (unless otherwise noted).
What is the seating capacity of Fenway Park?
Fenway Park is the fourth-smallest stadium among MLB ballparks by seating capacity, accommodating under 40,000 spectators. Its smaller size makes for a more intimate experience and one that fans have loved through the years.
Who owns Fenway Park?
Fenway Park is owned by the Fenway Sports Group, LLC.
How do I get to Fenway Park using public transport?
Fenway Park is conveniently located within walking distance of public transportation. To avoid parking, you can attend any Fenway Park event by taking the bus or the T, Boston's subway system.