Fenway is notorious for its 26 steel poles that block some views of the field, causing fans to crane necks and contort bodies forward, back, and side to side. The Grandstand section seats are the only one that have a pole impeding view of home plate, the pitchers' mound, or both. Generally, the further back you are in a section, the less of a problem a pole may be. There are entire diagrams and book chapters that are dedicated to the pole obstruction problem, so we won't go into much further detail. Besides, if you find yourself in a seat that has an obstruction, just remember - it's part the park's charisma.
The new Green Monster seats and Budweiser Right Field Deck are some of the most sought after seats, however they are only available through a lottery drawing that occurs usually in February or March. (redsox.com for more info and to enter). We think the Roof Box and Roof Terrace both in Right Field give pretty cool views of the game.
Food and Drink:
You absolutely must have a Fenway Frank while you're at the game - they just taste better inside this park. And the super spicy mustard and freshly diced onions from the condiment station is pretty great on those dogs. The biggest change to Fenway is the Big Concourse - a massive super long food court filled with virtually every food they serve in the park. You'll find a few vending machines - including a kosher one and a gluten-free one, as well as a Healthy Selections vending machine with Sushi, a Turkey Wrap, and a Fruit Cup for the more health-conscious fan.
There are several options other than standard ballpark fare like a pulled pork sandwich at the Fenway Smokehouse (also Big Concourse) and Legal Seafoods Clam Chowder (Gate D Concourse). You can get a Veggie Burger or Dog on the Left Field-Third Base Concourse (level G) and Burritos, Tacos, and Quesadillas (with Chicken, Beef, or Veggie) can be found on the Grandstand Level at the Steiner 3rd Base Deck stand (near Gate E).
You can find a Kids Carts on the Big Concourse near the Fenway Smokehouse, serving up cheaper and smaller hot dogs and corn dogs for children.
Boston being an Irish town, beer options are plenty - like Guiness/Harp/Smithwick at a couple of stands on the Concourse Level (level G). Our favorite hometown brews Sam Adams and Harpoon can be found at various places as well. The beer icons on our interior maps indicate all the beers sold in that specific area, so you'll have no trouble finding what you want. Just remember to get all your beer before the end of the 6th inning!
Hands down the best park in the country. Try to visit this 100 yr anniversary 2012 so many great things to do and see at the park.
A really fantastic ballpark. One of my favorites.
yeeeeeeeaaaaah! cool app.
Really helped us feel confident about getting there on time
Doesnt get much better than Fenway. Love hanging on yawkey way before a game and Cask n Flagon after is wicked fun.
One of the best in the country!
The Park and Neighborhood:
The oldest in the country, Fenway Park is a piece of baseball history. Having recently gone through some renovations and upgrades, it still maintains all of it's charm. From the Green Monster to the famous Grandstand view obstructions, Fenway is a unique baseball experience.
The Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood is bustling with activity. With so many options within walking distance for food, drinks, live music, or other entertainment, there is no reason to not have a great time before or after a game. And rest assured - there is something for everyone - from sports bars and billiards to upscale dining and museums. Check out our "Before & After the Game" map for some suggestions.
On game day, Yawkey Way is closed off between Gates A and D and is open only to ticket holders 2 hours before game time, so check out some live music, family-friendly crowds, a large merchandise store, and great food stands. Entering Yawkey from the south, you'll see 3 concessions built into the stadium - Taste of Fenway (grab a Fenway Frank!), Wally's Favorites, and El Tiante. If you try a tasty Cuban sandwich from El Tiante - be careful - it's hot and messy! Grab a table on the street to enjoy it. Taste of Fenway changes their menu often but be on the lookout for their Lobster Fritters.
Fenway Park has sold out 500 straight games since 2003 so you'll want to plan ahead. If you don't, there are several tickets that go on sale the day of the game outside Gate E. Lines start to form a few hours before game time and they only sell one ticket per person. While illegal, you can find scalpers everywhere, but you'll pay more money. Check out vividseats.com or stubhub.com, which has a window at the field, or see if another fan has posted any extra tickets on Fanzooloo.
Parking and Public Transportation:
There is very limited parking near Fenway and we really don't recommend getting to the game via car. If you do drive and don't want to spend $30-40 to park close by (you won't find much cheaper, although there are some decent lots on Brookline or Boylston), then try parking in the suburbs and taking the T (subway) into Kenmore Square. If you're not very familiar with Boston, we encourage you even more not to drive.
We do strongly recommend taking the T - but be prepared for large crowds on the subway's green line. Remember - the stop is Kenmore on the B,C, or D lines, NOT Fenway. When you get off the subway, simply follow the mass of people to the stadium. After the game, you may want to wait a little while before hopping back on the train to afford crowds. Fortunately, you can find plenty of places to go to kill some time.
Also be sure to read our "Info Inside the Stadium" section for some great things inside the Fenway.
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