Fenway Park

Boston, Massachusetts
Fenway Park, nestled near Kenmore Square in Boston, Massachusetts, is a living testament to the history and passion of baseball. It officially opened in 1912.
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Fenway Park, nestled near Kenmore Square in Boston, Massachusetts, is a living testament to the history and passion of baseball. This iconic stadium, renowned as “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark,” holds a special place in the hearts of sports enthusiasts worldwide.

Fenway Park’s story begins in 1911 when owner John I. Taylor acquired a parcel of land bordered by Brookline Avenue, Jersey Street, Van Ness Street, and Lansdowne Street. At that time, the Boston Red Sox were playing at the old Huntington Avenue Field. Taylor’s vision was to construct a grander and more expansive home for his team. The park, designed by architect James E. McLaughlin and constructed by the Charles Logue Building Company, officially opened its doors on April 20, 1912.

One of Fenway Park’s distinctive features is its asymmetrical layout, a result of its positioning on an asymmetrical block. Over the years, the stadium has undergone several renovations and restorations, notably in 1934 and during the twenty-first century, to ensure it remains MLB’s oldest and most active ballpark. Despite its age and confined urban location in the bustling Fenway-Kenmore area of Boston, Fenway Park proudly preserves its unique character.

The stadium’s quirks, including “The Triangle,” Pesky’s Pole, and the towering Green Monster in left field, contribute to its legendary status. With a seating capacity that ranks among the smallest in MLB, it can host just under 40,000 spectators. Fenway Park has not only been a venue for baseball but has also played host to boxing matches, soccer games, and American football events. Additionally, it serves as a popular location for concerts, special events, and graduation ceremonies.

In recognition of its enduring cultural and historical significance, Fenway Park was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 7, 2012, during its centenary year. This prestigious designation affirms its status as a cherished national treasure, preserving the stadium’s legacy for generations to come. It’s National Register of Historic Places reference number is 12000069.

Fenway Park is not merely a sports arena; it’s a symbol of Boston itself. As a pending Boston Landmark, any future modifications to the park will be carefully governed to ensure its rich heritage is safeguarded. Known as “a shrine” by former pitcher Bill Lee, Fenway Park remains an iconic and enduring testament to the enduring spirit of baseball and the city of Boston. Year-round tours of this historic venue offer visitors a chance to immerse themselves in its rich history and storied past.

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Address: 4 Jersey Street, Boston, Massachusetts
Place GPS Coordinates: 42.346472, -71.097468
Parking GPS Coordinates: 42.346472, -71.097468
Parking Notes: Parking for Fenway can be tricky, especially if you are visiting on a gameday. There are many great public transport solutions to get to the park. But if you are driving, one of the best options is the Somerset Garage (Pilgrim Parking) on Newbury, Street.

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