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Inside Fenway Park – Arty 84 Baseball Park Reviews #5

Inside Fenway Park – Arty 84 Baseball Park Reviews

Stadium Name: Fenway Park

Team: Boston Red Sox

League: MLB – American League East

Years Visited:
1988 – Present time

Opposing Team:
More I have seen than haven’t

Date Opened:
1912

Date Closed:
 NA

Overall Rating:
(1-10) 9

Beer Price Rank (2016): 1st highest in the MLB

Ticket Price Rank (2016): 1st highest in the MLB

Baseball, Bars & Bedlam Rank: 2 out of 33

Baseball, Bars & Bedlam Visit Order: 1 out of 33

Notable Award:
The stadium is currently the oldest ball park in all the major leagues.

Review:

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, 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 don’t know how i remember this at my age 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 25+ 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 Ball Park Tavern have been hangouts in the Neighborhood. With several colleges surround Fenway, the crowds are usually younger, but don’t 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 don’t 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 don’t play there anymore and if you need any advice feel free to reach out to me.

According to Statista, the Red Sox are #1 for highest ticket prices in 2016, see link for all MLB teams prices. They are also the 1st highest in beer prices according to business insider, see link for all MLB teams prices. If you are in Boston, take in a game. Arty tip: Drink before you go to the game at a dive bar somewhere. Beers and food will cost you a leg. Also wait to last minute and get your tickets on Stubhub or Ace Tickets. Don’t buy from the box office because you can find tickets cheaper elsewhere.

Pictures from the Park:

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Other Park Reviews: Click here

Baseball, Bars & BedlamArty 84’s quest to see all MLB Stadiums before he is 30

As many people know I am in the process of writing a book about my adventure over 9 years seeing every MLB Parks (33 Total) and the cities and states I traveled through. Check out the updates here on the Packie by clicking here: Baseball, Bars & Bedlam – The Book Updates

Fenway Park Location in Baseball, Bars & Bedlam: Chapter 1 – And This is How it all Began, Boston You’re My Home

Chapter 1 Road Trip Map from Book:

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