Fenway Park in Boston is the oldest baseball stadium in current use. It was built as the permanent home of the Boston Red Sox in 1912, and they still play there today. Since 2003, every Red Sox game at Fenway has been sold out. Legendary baseball players like Babe Ruth and Ted Williams have all played at Fenway, and the stadium has landmarks that remind visitors just how historic the ballpark is. You don't have to be a fan of the game to enjoy a day at Fenway Park.
The city of Boston has grown up around Fenway Park, causing some changes to the park's design over the years. The Green Monster is a huge green wall that towers over left field and contains the old-fashioned hand operated scoreboard. The Triangle is a place in center field where the walls create a sharply defined triangle. Ted Williams has left more than one mark on the stadium. A bullpen was built in front of the right center field bleachers to shorten the wall in the hopes Williams would hit more home runs to that field. One seat in the right field bleachers is painted red to signify the longest home run ever hit in Fenway Park, which was a 502 foot shot by Ted Williams.
You don't have to wait for a game day or try to fight for seats at a sold out game to enjoy the history of Fenway Park. The park offers official historic tours between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm every day of the week. The tours are conducted by knowledgeable tour guides and usually last about 50 minutes. On game days the tours begin at 9:00 am and continue until 3 hours before the game starts.
The food at Fenway Park ranges from traditional baseball concessions to food that you would expect to find at a more formal restaurant. Anyone will be able to find something they like to eat, from Mexican food to Italian food to some of Boston's celebrated seafood. The food is all packaged so that you can take it back to your seat and enjoy it, whether you are eating a pizza or steak tips. The stadium even offers healthy alternatives and vegetarian meals for those who want to avoid the popcorn and cracker jacks.