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Fenway Park

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Oct 10, 2016; Boston, MA, USA;  A general view of Fenway Park during the first inning of game three of the 2016 ALDS playoff baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

History of Fenway Park

Fenway Park, located in Boston, Massachusetts, is a historic baseball stadium that is the home of the Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball team. The stadium, which opened in 1912, is the oldest active baseball stadium in the league and is known for its classic design and unique features.

Fenway Park was built on a small parcel of land in the heart of Boston, and was constructed at a cost of $650,000. The stadium’s design was influenced by the ballparks of the early 20th century, with a manually-operated scoreboard, the iconic Green Monster wall in left field, and unique features like “Pesky’s Pole” in right field.

The Boston Red Sox have a storied history at Fenway Park, including several World Series championships and countless memorable moments in baseball history. The team’s rivalry with the New York Yankees has also become a part of Fenway Park’s lore, with heated games that often come down to the wire.

The first game played at Fenway Park was on April 20, 1912, when the Red Sox faced off against the New York Highlanders, who would later become the New York Yankees. The Red Sox won the game 7-6 in 11 innings, and the stadium was packed with over 27,000 fans who were excited to see their new home team play.

In addition to baseball games, Fenway Park has also hosted a variety of other events over the years, including concerts and soccer games. The stadium’s intimate feel and unique features make it a popular venue for a variety of events.

Fenway Park is known for its unique features, including the aforementioned Green Monster wall, which stands 37 feet tall and is one of the most iconic features in all of baseball. The stadium also features a manually-operated scoreboard, which is one of the last of its kind in professional sports.

In conclusion, Fenway Park is a historic and iconic baseball stadium that offers fans a unique and unforgettable experience. With its classic design, rich history, and unique features, it’s no wonder that it’s a must-visit destination for sports fans and tourists alike.

Stadium Information

  • Location: 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215
  • Year built: 1912
  • Attendance size: 37,673
  • Division: AL East