Around the City: Fenway Park
Posted on: April 13, 2015
On this Opening Day 2015, we wanted to highlight the iconic Fenway Park. Even the most diehard Yankees fans agree that Fenway Park is something of a sports-related holy site. This century-old ballpark has been the home of the Boston Red Sox since its opening in 1912 and has since hosted 10 World Series, with the Red Sox winning five of them. Due to its challenging position at the center of Boston’s Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood, Fenway Park is one of the smallest Major League Baseball fields, with a seating capacity of just 37,500 (compare that to the largest — Dodger Stadium — which holds 56,000 fans).
Still, Fenway Park has a lot to offer first-timers and seasoned season ticket holders. The Lone Red Seat, for example, is just one reminder of the stadium’s rich sports history. This red-painted chair, located in the right field bleachers, marks the stadium’s longest home run, a 502-foot long clobber hit by Ted Williams in 1946. Fenway Park is also home to the Fenway Frank, a Piccalilli-topped, steamed hot dog that’s long been known as a hometown favorite, and a 60-foot tall landmark Citgo sign that has become a Red Sox good luck charm. This legendary Major League stadium is just one of Boston’s many charming, historic landmarks.