Fenway Park

This is the home of the Red Sox, and it was built in 1912. Got a lot of history.


I was going to book a tour as we did in New York, but that left 30 minutes before we got into port. So we booked a tour of Fenway Park thru the ship. Wanted to go to this park for a long time. Yea, there wasn’t a game but, still, I got to go to the stadium.



The owner, John I. Taylor bought up some land by Brookline Avenue, Jersey Street, Van New Street, and Lansdown Street. Yea, there were buildings all around it.  He built a larger baseball stadium.  This was built on an asymmetrical block, which in turn has a consequent asymmetry in its field dimensions.


  • 1934
    • Hand operated scoreboard was added
  • 1946
    • Upper deck seats were installed
  • 1947
    • Arc lights installed
  • 1976
    • Metric distances were added
  • 1988
    • Glass-protected seating area called the 600 club
  • 1993
    • The original trough urinals were removed from the men’s restrooms
  • 1999
    • Auxilliary Press boxes on top of the roof boxes
  • 2000
    • A new video screen was added
  • 2003
    • Seats were added to the Green Monster
  • 2004
    • Season tickets were added to the right-field roof
  • 2008
    • Coke bottles installed in 1997 were removed
  • 2011
    • 3 new scoreboards beyond the right-center field

New Fenway Park, was announced. It was going to seat 44,130. It would have been built next to the New England Patriots, in the sports Megaplex. But the Patriots built the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.

In 2005, they failed to reach an agreement on building the new stadium. Thus, the Red Sox will stay at Fenway Park indefinitely.

My thoughts

This is a classic old-school Major League Baseball stadium. It was built in 1912. Yea, even if it isn’t a big stadium, it is still a classic.  Seeing the Green Monster was awesome. I mean it is 37ish Feet tall. That has so much history.

If you ever get a chance, I would say visit this stadium. Take in a game and experience the real thing. But, still, just a tour was excellent.