Happy Fri-YAY!!! So, yesterday was all about Boston and today is all about Fenway!! Shall we call today Fenway Friday? Maybe…
As goes out luck in this trip, the big tours of Fenway were down for the day by the time we got there but we did get to do the 15 minute Fenway tour. It actually turned into the 25 minute Fenway tour because we were the last tour of the day but I sure wasn’t complaining about that!
When we pulled up to the stadium this is the first thing that we saw. This is the Teammates statue and is of the four legends of Fenway- Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, Bobby Doerr and Dom DiMaggio. Very cool.
I loved seeing all the banners hanging commemorating the championships the Red Sox had won throughout the years as we were walking around Fenway. Made me want to be a Sox fan!!
Fenway is the oldest baseball stadium in the U.S. It has been renovated and added onto many times throughout the years but still has the original structure for the most part. Because of it’s location in Boston it is one of the smallest MLB stadiums.
This is the first view of the field we saw from the seating behind home plate. They were setting up for a concert to be held that night on the field. For those who don’t know, the big green wall to the left is the “Green Monster”. It was put there to discourage people from seeing the game for free from a car lot that used to be on the other side.
The seating in the stadium has only been renovated once and that was in 1946.
There is an all red seat in the seating behind left field and it signifies the longest home run ever hit in the stadium. That record is held by Ted Williams and that home run was hit in 1946 and measured at 502 feet. I don’t have a clear shot of the seat but just know that it is there and it is awesome.
Next, we walked over to the Green Monster itself and found this interesting feature.
Seating was added to the Green Monster in 2003 and it is some of the best seating in the house. Here is one view from the Green Monster.
And here was our view leaving the Green Monster…
After taking our pics on the Monster we walked through Fenway towards the Hall of Fame and along the way we saw the Fenway Garden.
The Fenway Garden is a 5000 foot garden that sits on a previously unused part of the historic stadium. All of the herbs and veggies grown in the garden are used in food and cocktails sold at the concessions, at nearby restaurants, and in the team’s flagship restaurant that prepares meals for about 40,000 people during home games. How cool is that??
Other stadiums have similar gardens but Fenway’s is the largest.
We finally made it into the air conditioning after our walk through the garden. The Hall of Fame is home to dozens of plaques dedicated to some of the Sox most well known players.
My favorite is, of course, Babe Ruth!
Along with the plaques there is also a hallway featuring every uniform top the Red Sox ever had. I got a pic of the very first top…
After that our tour was over. I learned a lot about Fenway and the Sox and it really made me want to go to a game one day!!
Have you ever been to a game at Fenway??
Are you a Red Sox fan??