14 Facts About Fenway Park


Fenway Park is a baseball stadium located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, near Kenmore Square.

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Fenway Park has hosted the World Series 11 times, with the Red Sox winning six of them and the Boston Braves winning one.

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Taylor claimed the name Fenway Park came from its location in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston, which was partially created late in the nineteenth century by filling in marshland or "fens", to create the Back Bay Fens urban park.

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One plan involved building a "Sports Megaplex" in South Boston, where a new Fenway Park would be located next to a new stadium for the New England Patriots.

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Significant renovation of Fenway Park stretched over a 10-year period beginning around 2002 headed by Janet Marie Smith, then Vice President of Planning and Development for the Sox.

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Fenway Park is located along Lansdowne Street and Jersey Street in the Kenmore Square area of Boston.

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Fenway Park is one of the two remaining jewel box ballparks still in use in Major League Baseball, the other being Wrigley Field; both have a significant number of obstructed view seats, due to pillars supporting the upper deck.

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George Will asserts in his book Men at Work that Fenway Park is a "hitters' ballpark", with its short right-field fence, narrow foul ground, and generally closer-than-normal outfield fences.

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Will states that some observers might feel that these unique aspects of Fenway Park give the Red Sox an advantage over their opponents, given that the Red Sox hitters play 81 games at the home stadium while each opponent plays no more than nine games as visiting teams but Will does not share this view.

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Fenway Park was frustrated with the quality of the program being sold inside the park, which came out once every two months.

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Since 1990, Fenway Park has hosted the final round of a Boston-area intercollegiate baseball tournament called the Baseball Beanpot, an equivalent to the more well-known hockey Beanpot tourney.

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Frozen Fenway Park is an annual series of collegiate and amateur games featuring ice hockey teams from local and regional high schools, colleges, and universities, including the University of Connecticut, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of New Hampshire, University of Maine, University of Vermont, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Northeastern University, Boston College, and Boston University, and is held during the first part of the event.

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Fenway Park will become the first stadium to host two Winter Classic games in January of 2023.

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Fenway Park has been home to various concerts beginning in 1973 when Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles first played there.

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