Fenway Park History and Facts

Fenway Park History and Facts


Fenway Park is a popular baseball park near Kenmore Square in Boston. It is located at 4 Yankee Way, and is the home ballpark of the Boston Red Sox baseball club. The Park opened in 1912 and is the oldest functional Major League Baseball (MLB) stadium.

Because of the age of the ballpark and the constrained location, which is n the congested Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood, and park has undergone a number of additions and renovation over the years that weren’t initially planned for the park. These changes have resulted in a number of quirky additions like Pesky’s Pole, The Triangle and the Green Monster in left field. Fenway park also has a surprisingly low seating capacity—the fourth lowest in seating the second lowest overall of all MLB stadiums. Shockingly, Fenway Park is one of the seven Major League parks that can’t accommodate at least 40,000 sports spectators.

Fenway Park has hosted 11 World Series, ranging from the 1912 World Series to the most recent in 2007. During a ten-year period, between May 15, 2003 and April 10, 2013, the Boston Red Sox sold out every home game, which included 794 regular season games; including post-season games, the total I 820. In 2008, the park sold out its 456thgame, which broke an MLB record.

Even though Fenway Park is most well known for baseball, the location is the site of several other cultural and sporting events, including professional football games for the Boston Patriots and Boston Redskins. Fenway Park also hosts soccer and hockey games, religious and political campaigns and concerts.

April 20, 2012 was Fenway Park’s centennial. The Boston Red Sox made plans for the monumental celebration, which included creating a distinctive logo. The team also did this for Fenway Park’s 75th and 90th anniversaries. The parkway became part of the National Register of Historic Places on March 7, 2012.

The hours for Fenway Park are 9am to 5pm, starting April 1. The park is open for tours three hours before game time, and the last tour departs at 5pm or three hours before a game. Tours are available for guests throughout the year, and depart at the top of the hour. Tickets for the Fenway Park tour are available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis as they are available. You can buy tickets at the Gate D Ticket Booth, which is at the corner or Yawkey Way and Van Ness Street. Please allow for enough time to buy your tour tickets, as all ticket sales end 15 minutes before tour time.


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