When I was in Boston a few years ago with some friends I really wanted to go to a Red Sox game. Unfortunately, there were no games during the time that I was in the city. Even though I would have loved to go to a game I did not want to pass up the opportunity to tour Fenway Park. My friends and I had purchased a GO Boston card which included the Fenway Park tour. I may be an Angels fan but since I love baseball I can appreciate the history that Fenway Park has to offer. Plus, Fever Pitch is one of my favorite Drew Barrymore movies and they filmed some scenes at the park. Whether you are able to attend a game or not I highly recommend that baseball fans take any opportunity to tour Fenway Park.
The best part about the tour is getting to go all around the ballpark. Sure, you can explore a little bit during the game but you don’t have the same access that you do on the tour. Not only do you get to see more of the ballpark on a tour but your tour guide will give you a lot of information. It is also really nice to get pictures of an empty Fenway Park. There are still a few sections of seats that are original to the stadium. Not the red seats that you can see in the picture but wooden seats from when the park first opened. We sat there and heard a lot of great stories about Fenway Park and the Red Sox.
The picture directly above was taken from the Green Monster which is located on the left side of the outfield. Getting to sit on the Green Monster was by far one of the biggest highlights of the tour for me. Fenway Park is full of memorabilia. A lot of really interesting memorabilia is on display in the original ticket booths. Each of the old ticket booths has been painted with the number of year that the Red Sox won the World Series. I was amazed by how much there was to see throughout the stadium. We were told about a single red seat that sits among green seats in on the right side of the outfield. The red seat is a tribute to one of many home runs hit by Ted Williams. I have a feeling that is a popular seat!
We got to get our picture taken in the bullpen cart which I liked. The tour lasted for an hour and we still did not get to see everything. The Angels might be my favorite team but after taking the tour Fenway Park is my favorite baseball stadium. Did you know that it is the oldest of the MLB stadiums? I do remember that finding a place to park while we took the tour was a challenge. We took a 9am tour and none of the parking lots around the stadium were open when we arrived. After driving around looking for a place to park we offered to pay to park at a gas station. If I am able to go back to Boston someday I really hope to be able to catch a game here.