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  Fenway Park History by Baseball Almanac
Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a comprehensive ballpark analysis of Fenway Park.
The architect who designed Fenway Park was Osborn Engineering and the construction was done by James McLaughlan Construction Company at the cost of $650,000.
Osborn Engineering and James McLaughlan Construction were brought in once again to fix the park ($575,000 worth of repairs) and the wooden grandstands were replaced with steel and concrete grandstands.
www.baseball-almanac.com /stadium/fenway_park.shtml   (507 words)

  
 Fenway Park - Ballparkonline.com is your guide to Fenway Park.
Fenway Park, current home to the Boston Red Sox, is the oldest ballpark in the Major Leagues.
Fenway Park hosted their largest crowd in 1935 as 47,627 fans packed in to see the Red Sox take on the Yankees.
Fenway Park's current accommodations, due to strict fire laws and league rules regarding overcrowding, is designed to accommodate 33,871 fans.
www.ballparkonline.com /mlb/fenway_park.html   (497 words)

  
 Ballparks of Baseball-Fenway Park-Boston Red Sox
Named Fenway Park and built of steel and concrete, the ballpark had only one level of seating.
Fenway Park opened on April 20, 1912 and original dimensions were 321 ft. (left), 488 ft. (center), and 314 ft. (right).
Today, Fenway Park along with Wrigley Field are two of the last remaining classic ballparks in baseball.
www.ballparksofbaseball.com /al/FenwayPark.htm   (734 words)

  
 Fenway Park Tickets-Maps Events Seating Chart-Fenway Park Ticket Brokers
Fenway Park is the home stadium for the Boston Red Sox baseball club.
It is located near and named for the Fenway region in the heart of Boston, which in turn is named for the nearby fens, or marshes.
For its first two decades, Fenway's left field sloped gently up as it neared the wall; this hill was known as "Duffy's Cliff" in honor of Duffy Lewis, Sox leftfielder in one of baseball's greatest early outfields, which had Harry Hooper in right, and the Grey Eagle, Tris Speaker, patrolling center.
www.onlineseats.com /venue/fenway-park.htm   (338 words)

  
  Fenway Park - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki, Sports Blog, Sports Resource, Sports Community, Sports 2.0
Fenway Park is one of the few remaining classic parks in major league baseball to have a significant number of obstructed view seats.
Fenway Park retained the metric measurement until mid-season 2002, when they were painted over.
Although Fenway Park was not previously a frequent venue for concerts, the Red Sox new ownership has used the venue for two concerts each year, starting in 2003 with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.
www.armchairgm.com /index.php?title=Fenway_Park   (3032 words)

  
  Fenway Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fenway Park is one of the few remaining classic parks in major league baseball to have a significant number of obstructed view seats.
Fenway Park retained the metric measurement until mid-season 2002, when they were painted over.
Although Fenway Park was not previously a frequent venue for concerts, the Red Sox new ownership has used the venue for two concerts each year, starting in 2003 with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fenway_Park   (3258 words)

  
 Green Monster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A side effect of this is to increase the prevalence of doubles, since this is the most common result when the ball is hit off the wall (although some Red Sox leftfielders have become adept at fielding caroms off the wall to throw runners out at second base or hold the batter to a single).
Compared with other current major league parks, the wall is fairly shallow, at 310 feet from the plate at the left-field foul line, allowing a high but short fly ball to clear the wall for a home run.
During the Red Sox pennant race in 1975, an overhead photograph of Fenway Park was shown to a man who had analyzed reconnaissance photos in preparation for bombing missions in World War II.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Green_Monster_(Fenway_Park)   (627 words)

  
 BallparkTour.com - Fenway Park
Fenway Park's peculiar dimensions were not intended to provide a tempting target for home run hitters, but to keep non-paying customers out of the park.
Fenway Park remained unchanged until a May 8, 1926 fire destroyed bleachers along the left field line.
From 1912 to 1933, there was a 10-foot-high mound that formed an incline in front of the left field wall at Fenway park, extending from the left-field foul pole to the centerfield flag pole.
www.ballparktour.com /Fenway.html   (1641 words)

  
 Fenway Park
Home of the Boston Red Sox since April 20, 1912, Fenway Park is one of baseball's last remaining classic ballparks, with a single-level grandstand, wildly asymmetrical fences intersecting at crazy angles, and extremely close seating that allows many fans to be nearer to home plate than any infielder.
Built to conform to the surrounding streets near Boston's Kenmore Square, Fenway Park's wooden grandstand was converted to concrete and steel for the 1934 season by new owner Tom Yawkey, and the basic structure of the park has remained unchanged since.
Fenway Park has almost no foul territory, and fans along the left field line can literally reach into the outfield or hold conversations with obliging players.
www.fortunecity.com /athena/thatcher/2042/Fenway.htm   (642 words)

  
 Fenway Park
Fenway Park opened on April 20, 1912, the same day as Detroit’s Tiger Stadium and before any of the other existing big league parks.
Parking: A rare commodity in a city as dense as Boston, parking can be found in several private lots in the vicinity of Fenway Park.
The process of parking may seem chaotic to people accustomed to attending games at more modern stadiums which are ringed by acres of stadium-owned parking lots.
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 Fenway Park - Boston Red Sox
Fenway Park, which was built in 1912 and opened on the same day the Titanic sunk, has earned the phrase “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark,” a moniker the Red Sox now boast of.
Fenway remains one of a handful of ballparks that the majority of fans arrive to by public transportation.
Fenway Park was built to conform to the parcel of land that was allotted to it and the field’s resulting dimensions led to many of the ballpark’s unique features.
www.baseballpilgrimages.com /american/boston.html   (1287 words)

  
 Fenway Park Summary
Fenway Park took a major step forward in its evolution in 1934, when the original wall in left field was leveled and a thirty-seven-foot-high metal fence was installed.
Fenway Park opened on April 20, 1912, the same day as the now-abandoned Tiger Stadium in Detroit making Fenway Park the oldest ballpark still in active use in Major League Baseball.
Fenway Park was use by the NASL team, the Boston Beacons, for one year (1968) as their home field.
www.bookrags.com /Fenway_Park   (4245 words)

  
 Fenway Park Tours | Boston Central
Fenway Park measures 310 feet (94.5 meters) down the left field line: 379 feet (115.5 meters) in left center field; 390 feet (118.9 meters) in center field; 420 feet (128 meters) in deep center field; 380 feet (115.8 meters) in deep right field; and 302 feet (92 meters) down the right field line.
Fenway Park was actually due to open two days earlier, on April 18; however, there were two postponements due to rain.
From 1912 to 1933, there was a 10-foot-high mound that formed an incline in front of the left field wall at Fenway park, extending from the left-field foul pole to the centerfield flag pole.
www.bostoncentral.com /events/fenway_park_tours/p1421.php   (1667 words)

  
 Fenway Park
The 35,000 seat ballpark was built in the Fenway section of Boston, an area known for its many fens, or marshes.
The Red Sox won the World Series at Fenway in the park’s first year and won it three more times by 1918, but it took them another eight-six years before they won it again.
The original 25-foot wall was made of wood, which burned along with the rest of the park in a January 5, 1934, fire.
www.ballparks.com /baseball/american/fenway.htm   (2395 words)

  
 Clem's Baseball ~ Fenway Park
Fenway Park is the best classic era baseball stadium still standing, falling slightly behind Wrigley Field only in the aesthetics and location departments.
The Boston Braves moved into Fenway Park in August 1914 and played the 1914 World Series there, and remained as temporary tenants of the Red Sox until construction of Braves Field was completed in August 1915.
Fenway Park was substantially rebuilt in 1934, with new bleachers and new grandstands in the right field and left field corners.
www.andrewclem.com /Baseball/FenwayPark.html   (1364 words)

  
 Fenway Park
Fenway Park was opened in 1912 and is the oldest ballpark in the Major Leagues.
Fenway was named by then owner John I. Taylor for the section of Boston in which it is located.
Fenway may be the only park in the majors where the corner outfielders have it tougher than the center fielder.
www.baseball-statistics.com /Ballparks/Bos   (2524 words)

  
 Redsoxhat.com - Fenway Park
Fenway Park is located at 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215.
The park is filled with history and tradition, and is a must-see for baseball lovers and non-lovers alike.
Be weary of parking on Landsdowne street directly adjacent to the park - homeruns over the green monster tend to smash windshields here.
www.redsoxhat.com /fenwaypark.html   (299 words)

  
 Fenway Park Tickets - Fenway Park Information - Fenway Park Seating Chart
The price listed for Fenway Park tickets is the total price per ticket and may be over the printed price on the ticket.
Fenway Park seats are together, side by side, unless otherwise noted.
Actual Fenway Park seat numbers are withheld for the privacy of both buyer and seller.
www.vividseats.com /venues/fenway-park-tickets.html   (174 words)

  
 Isn't It Time We Said Goodbye To Fenway Park? - The Boston Globe
This entire park – with its overpriced souvenir stands, bazaarlike array of concessions, and standing-room tickets at prices that could have bought you a box seat a few years ago – is a relict, a vestige.
Of course, a waterfront park would probably require the city and state to upgrade access, roadways, public transit, and parking – and Menino is not in a spending mood.
Fenway's punishing seats were installed in 1934, and those same seats are still in the grandstand.
www.boston.com /news/globe/magazine/articles/2005/04/03/isnt_it_time_we_said_goodbye_to_fenway_park   (3662 words)

  
 Fenway Park Web Site - Red Sox Baseball.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Fenway Park has become a friendly home to Red Sox fans since it was created in 1912.
Fenway is getting up there in age now, and they are thinking of building a new Fenway Park.
Fenway has become a shrine to many, and many would be sad to see it go.
redsoxbaseball.tripod.com /fenway   (179 words)

  
 ESPN.com - Major League Baseball - Fenway Park: Classic or Clunker?
Boston's Fenway Park was built in 1912, renovated in 1934 and became an American classic along the way.
ESPN.com's Tom Farrey looks at the future of Fenway Park: The Red Sox have proposed a new ballpark but a citizens group is lobbying for a renovated Fenway and finding support on its side.
Gammons writes that Fenway is decaying in every way imaginable and can never compete with the new state-of-the-art ballparks being built around the country.
espn.go.com /mlb/fenway   (316 words)

  
 Sports Temples of Boston: Boston Arena
Fenway is famous for its many quirks and unusual architectural features including the famous left field wall and the jutting angle in center field.
The park was also used for various football teams: by the Boston Redskins from 1933 through 1937 and by the Boston Patriots from 1963 through 1968, and by collegiate teams such as Harvard and Boston College.
Fenway Park was built to hold about 35,000 fans but during the 1930s as many as 47,500 fans would crowd into the park on any given day.
sportstemples.bpl.org /fenway_new.htm   (395 words)

  
 The Ballplayers - Fenway Park | BaseballLibrary.com
Home of the Boston Red Sox since April 20, 1912, Fenway Park is one of baseball's last remaining classic ballparks, with a single-level grandstand, wildly asymmetrical fences intersecting at crazy angles, and extremely close seating that allows many fans to be nearer to home plate than any infielder.
Built to conform to the surrounding streets near Boston's Kenmore Square, Fenway Park's wooden grandstand was converted to concrete and steel for the 1934 season by new owner Tom Yawkey, and the basic structure of the park has remained unchanged since.
Fenway Park has almost no foul territory, and fans along the left field line can literally reach into the outfield or hold conversations with obliging players.
www.baseballlibrary.com /ballplayers/player.php?name=Fenway_Park   (724 words)

  
 Fenway Park Seating Chart, Fenway Park Tickets, Fenway Park Maps
When the Boston Red Sox hosted the first official game at Fenway Park on April 20, 1912, it was big news, as the Red Sox posted a 7-6 win over the New York Highlanders (later to be the New York Yankees) in 11 innings.
Red Sox tickets have long been one of the most cherished items in New England (due in part to the stadium’s relatively small capacity of 36,298) and the Sox have worked their way into the fabric of the region.
Fenway has been a living monument to the game’s history, with perhaps the peak moment coming on July 13, 1999, when baseball unveiled the All-Century Team at the All-Star Game.
www.gotickets.com /seating_charts/fenway_park_ma_seating_chart.php   (977 words)

  
 Fenway Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Anyway, Fenway Park hosted the 1999 All Star game, and the Green Monster was dressed up for the entire season to celebrate it.
A rainy spring evening view of Fenway Park, with the infield covered and the rest of the game about to be postponed.
Fenway is the last existing park to have the bullpens retrofitted into what was once part of the outfield.
www.ebaseballparks.com /fenway.html   (412 words)

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