Tips and tricks for making the most of a visit to Fenway Park - The Boston Globe (2022)

While America’s “most beloved” (and most expensive) ballpark has long since lost the troughs and is now, in some spots, unrecognizably gentrified, most people attending a Red Sox game aren’t paying hundreds of dollars for premium tickets or eating farm-to-table cuisine in the EMC Club. We’re sitting in seats almost as cramped as our parents and grandparents had, eating the same peanuts and Cracker Jacks. Sure, we might wash them down with a $12 Ketel One vodka and lemonade these days. But if Red Sox games remain a gloriously unglamorous outing for you and your family, this guide to Fenway is for you — the common fan.

HOW TO SCORE TICKETS

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> Get Thee to Gate E

Ninety minutes before game time, the Red Sox release unsold tickets of varied appeal (anything from standing room and scattered single tickets to pricey luxury seats) at Gate E. If you’ve got lots of time to kill, you can queue up on Lansdowne Street up to five hours beforehand. However, don’t expect to buy tickets for friends or scalp them: It’s one ticket per person, and you have to go straight into the park afterward.

> Tiered Pricing

The Red Sox now offer tiered ticket pricing, which means you can attend a midweek game against a less exciting AL opponent for as little as half the price of a weekend Yankees game. So if you’re just looking for a night out at the ballpark and don’t really care who’s playing, check out Tier 4 and Sox Saver games against teams like the Rangers, Rays, and Orioles.

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> Scalpers

If you strike out online, you could (theoretically!) try your luck with the semipro scalpers pacing outside the park. After the first pitch, they’ll be more inclined to dump their remaining tickets, which lose value faster than a new car driving off the dealer’s lot. Not sure half a game is worth the money? Remember, baseball “ain’t over till it’s over” — sometimes the biggest plays don’t come until the 12th or 14th inning.

> Online Resellers

Despite exorbitant fees, ticket resale sites like StubHub, Ace Ticket, and the team-sanctioned Red Sox Replay (where season ticket holders can unload their seats) make it easier than ever to get into a game at a price you can live with. StubHub is perhaps your best option: When I checked a weekend game coming up in mid-August, they had three times as many available tickets as Ace or Red Sox Replay, and they allow ticket sales right up until game time — that’s when you can get the best deal. “If you care about where you want to sit, buy early,” says StubHub’s communications manager Cameron Papp. “If you’re just trying to get into the game, wait until the last possible second.”

> Free Tix for Tykes

Got kids? You can score each of them a free ticket by signing them up for Red Sox Kid Nation (while supplies last; the offer is capped at 25,000 sign-ups this year). Assuming you’re not sending your 7-year-old to Fenway alone, you’ll have to buy a ticket yourself — and the deal only applies to available tickets (that is, no Yankees games). It’s also worth remembering that visiting Fenway is a little like flying: You go through a metal detector just to be crammed into a tiny seat for hours, but kids under 2 can sit in your lap for free.

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> Discounts Are Available

High school and college students with a valid student ID can score standing-room tickets for $9 after registering online (be sure to bring your ID to the park). And military personnel — including active-duty, veterans, and reserves — can also buy discounted tickets if they verify their service credentials through GovX.com.

WHERE TO SIT

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> First, Get a Preview of the View

With a few big exceptions — like the dreaded “obstructed view” seats positioned directly behind a giant green pole — Fenway’s small size means almost every seat is a good one. But before you buy a ticket, especially in the grandstands, it’s worth checking the view on PreciseSeating.com. This invaluable fan-run service offers real photo views or 3-D renderings from almost every seat in the park and notes any partially obstructed sightlines or whether people will be walking in front of you the whole game.

> Bleachers

Even Fenway’s cheap seats afford a surprisingly nice view of the action. And in the lower rows by the bullpens, vocal fans can taunt the opposing team’s outfielders and relief pitchers quite effectively (umm . . . so I’ve heard). For a couple of bucks more, you can buy what amounts to rain insurance and sit under the overhang in Outfield Grandstand Sections 1-4.

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> Budweiser Right Field Roof Deck

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It’s been said that Fenway is the best bar in Boston — it just comes with an outrageous cover charge. If you’re more interested in soaking up the vibe on a balmy summer night than hanging on every pitch, make your way to the Budweiser Right Field Roof Deck. There you’ll find a bona fide sports bar and patio lounge area, with glimpses of the field on one side and the Boston skyline on the other. The four-top tables are tough tickets to come by, even at ticket prices ranging from $95 to $155. With full food and drink service, elbow room, and an incredible view, it’s not hard to see why. But standing-room tickets ($20 to $40) make this section accessible at lower budgets.

> Outfield Grandstand Sections 32-33

At $23 to $45, these alcohol-free sections — angled toward the infield for a nice view — are one of Fenway’s best values. The no-booze policy is strictly enforced, and the family-friendly vibe means your kids are less likely to overhear stray F-bombs, too.

> Standing Room

This is the cheapest way to enter the park, and not a bad way to watch a game if you arrive early enough to nab a good spot. Some SRO areas along the first-base side (above Infield Grandstand Sections 14-15) have little ledges where you can rest a beer and your elbows.

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> For People With Disabilities

Despite its rusty old reputation, Fenway is an encouragingly accessible ballpark. Wheelchair-accessible seating is available in the uppermost rows of many grandstand sections, the first row of the bleachers, on top of the Green Monster, and the first row of certain field boxes, among other locations.

WHEN TO LEAVE YOUR SEAT

There’s never a great time to leave your seats for a bathroom, food, or beer run, but there is a worst time: the end of the third inning. “There’s usually a rush prior to first pitch, after the completion of the first inning,” explains Red Sox spokeswoman Zineb Curran, then another rush between the third/fourth and the sixth/seventh innings. Most people want to see the Red Sox bat, so you’ll face slightly shorter lines if you head down to the concourse in the middle of an inning. And as a general rule, the higher up you go in Fenway — think roof deck and pavilion level — the shorter the lines should be, although your vendor options are often more limited.

WHERE NOT TO SIT

For the love of Papi, avoid Outfield Grandstand Sections 5-8. Whereas Section 10, and the right-field box seats below it, are a nice value: You’re one section over from the first-base infield seats for just over half the price. But nearby sections 5-8 (and the box seats below them) are perhaps the worst deal in the park. These seats face straight out toward center field — literally away from home plate — and you’ll have a crick in your neck for days after a game spent straining to see the batter.

MOVIN’ ON DOWN?

Remember that plenty of people with good seats leave the game early or don’t show up at all. Now that I have a 4-year-old who really ought to be in bed before midnight, I’m one of them. While it’s not condoned by management (let’s not tell Sox owner John Henry, who also owns the Globe, OK?) and an usher will tell you to scram if you’re caught, you can almost always move up to better seats after the seventh inning or so, especially if a 10-2 blowout or a rain delay has sent the more sensible fans packing.

YOUR MESSAGE UP IN LIGHTS

> Want to blow your kid’s mind, celebrate an anniversary, or embarrass your friend? You can have your personal message displayed on Fenway’s giant centerfield scoreboard for a $50 to $100 donation to the Red Sox Foundation.

> There were 44 marriage proposals last season — those cost $250 to $350.

GETTING THERE

> Take the T

If you can handle the hot, human soup of Park Street at rush hour and Kenmore on game day, the MBTA is the best way to get to Fenway. For just a few bucks, you don’t have to worry about traffic, parking, or postgame Uber surge pricing. Tip: When the Kenmore Station entrance is backed up after a game, save time and sanity by crossing the street and entering through the other side of the station underpass. If you have a plastic CharlieCard, there’s usually a temporary express entry set up on that side. (Try not to mock the tourists and their flappy CharlieTickets.)

> Find a Good Garage

If you dare drive in, you’ll pay top dollar ($50 or more) to park in the lots immediately surrounding Fenway; you’ll also be stuck in gridlock after the game lets out. Scope out other nearby garages on the SpotHero or Parking Panda apps and reserve a more reasonable rate within walking distance. For example, the Pru garage, a 15-minute walk away, charges $18 for night or weekend games with a valid Sox ticket stub.

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> Take to the Streets

You can also look for a metered spot a half-mile or more from Fenway (think Comm. Ave. or Hemenway Street). For night games, aim for a 6 o’clock arrival — early enough to secure a spot, but within two hours of most meters’ 8 p.m. shut-off time. If you end up too far to hoof it, take a pedicab (Boston Pedicab, 617-266-2005) to the park and back to your car later. Even if you parked at the Pru garage and paid your cyclist $10 each way, you’d still save money — and avoid postgame traffic on Brookline Avenue.

GAME GRUB

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> Before First Pitch

Everyone comes at Fenway from one of three sides: the north (Kenmore Square), southeast (Boylston Street), or southwest (Brookline Avenue). On the Kenmore side, hit the tiny, cash-only Lower Depths Tap Room for craft beers, $2 Fenway Franks, and tasty takes on tater tots. On the other side of the park, you can’t go wrong atop the enormous roof deck at Tony C’s or the cavernous craft-beer chain Yard House.

> Inside the Park

Meat seekers can find steak and turkey tips (now supplied by Savenor’s, Julia Child’s beloved butcher shop), bacon-and-chicken kebabs, and loaded baked potatoes along the first-base concourse, a Tasty Burger (with bar tables) on the third-base deck, and barbecue sandwiches beneath the bleachers. Upstairs at the Budweiser Brew House, try the Korean fried pork belly sandwich from celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern. There are even gluten-free options scattered around, including hot dogs and pizza in the home plate concourse — where you’ll also find healthy options such as fruit and yogurt. Of course, Fenway Franks, Italian sausages, chicken tenders, and other park staples are just about everywhere.

> Vendors on Yawkey Way

Forget peanuts and Cracker Jacks — how about Cuban sandwiches and fish and chips? Fenway has a vendor to sate almost any hankering, if you know where to look. For Cuban, Mexican, Asian, and seafood, hit Yawkey Way, where you’ll also find specialty sandwiches and rotating specials from an outpost of Savenor’s.

> Dunkin’ Runs

Fenway Park holds almost 38,000 people at full capacity; that’s more than the population of Braintree. But while Braintree has 10 Dunkin’ Donuts locations, Fenway has just three. So if you run on Dunkin’, fill up at Gate E or under the bleachers, and expect a long line on chilly nights.

> Drink Better Beer

There are now more than 4,000 breweries in the United States, so it’s a bit unfair to expect a baseball stadium to offer all the craft beers you’d find at a package store — and Fenway certainly doesn’t. But they’re at least making an effort. Yes, you’ll find plenty of Bud products, but they include its crafty kin Goose Island and Blue Point. Belgian white ales like Blue Moon and Shock Top (also Bud-owned) are widely available, as are seasonal and standby brews from local craft pioneers Sam Adams and Harpoon. Fans of the dark and malty can get a Guinness or Smithwick’s near home plate or the bleachers. Rarer finds include Smuttynose Finestkind IPA, Wachusett Blueberry Ale and Green Monsta IPA, and Long Trail Ale, all on the first-base concourse, Dos Equis on Yawkey Way, and Jack’s Abby House Lager just inside Gate E.

IN-SEAT SERVICE

Massachusetts and booze have a . . . complicated relationship. Unlike in most Major League stadiums, you can’t buy beer in your seats at Fenway — unless you’re in one of several premium sections: Dugout, Field, and Loge Boxes; Budweiser Right Field Roof Deck tables; or the State Street Pavilion and EMC Clubs. The rest of us can, however, expect a visit from vendors selling hot dogs, peanuts, soda, cotton candy, and other ballpark staples — so don’t feel compelled to wait in line just to buy a Fenway Frank.

KIDS’ STUFF

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> Wally’s Clubhouse

Introduced in 2015, Wally’s Clubhouse is Fenway Park’s finished basement: a climate-controlled game room open from the third inning through the seventh. Instead of sulking in those expensive seats you bought them, kids can escape the heat (and all that boring baseball) to play video games, jump on giant foam blocks, or get their faces painted. Grown-ups, take heart: The game is broadcast on a big screen, and there’s a beer vendor.

> Wally Photo Ops

To snag a photo with Wally the Green Monster or his little sister, Tessie, head to Gate K during the third inning (essentially Gate B, but with a K for kids). There’s also a speed pitch game where young aces can clock their fastball and other kids’ activities.

> Autographs

There isn’t an easy way to score signatures of current players — you can try during batting practice if you get into the park early or stalk your heroes outside the players’ parking lot by Gate D on Van Ness Street. But before each home game, the Red Sox set up “Autograph Alley” in the team store on Yawkey Way, where you can meet a retired player, coach, or personality. Be warned that it’s hit or miss: Could be Dwight Evans, could be a forgotten utility infielder from the 1960s.

> Souvenirs

If buying team-branded goodies is part of your game-day tradition, the official Sox team store is on Yawkey Way, and two satellite locations open up inside the park during home games at Gates B and D. The prices are what you’d expect — astronomical — but season ticket holders and Red Sox Kid Nation members can get a 10 percent discount on full-priced merchandise. You can also save a few bucks at the Fan Central department at CityTarget on Boylston Street, or check out the vendors selling all manner of T-shirts, hats, and other Sox gear (of varied authenticity) outside the park. Better yet, take a look at the team’s promotional schedule and plan on attending a game with an official giveaway: For example, on June 23, kids 14 and under receive a Wally beach towel, and on August 9, the first 15,000 fans through the turnstiles get a David Ortiz bobblehead.

THE GREEN MONSTER

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I’ll admit it, watching a game from the 37-foot Green Monster is a one-of-a-kind experience, unlike anything else in baseball. But is it worth $500 or more? No way! Sate your curiosity on the cheap with a Fenway Park tour ($18), which includes a stop atop the wall. Better yet, season ticket holders — or you, if you buy tickets from one of them — are welcome to watch batting practice from atop the Green Monster before games. Want to go inside the Green Monster, where hundreds of players have signed their names? Premium ballpark tours ($30 and up) occasionally include a peek inside the wall, but always let you step out onto the warning track.

THERE’S SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SINGING

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> The middle of the eighth inning belongs to Neil Diamond: “Sweet Caroline’’ has been the official Red Sox anthem since 2002. Don’t fight it, just sing along — ba-ba-bums and all — and take it all the way through the second chorus, even if the song stops playing on the PA system. The lyrics (minus the “so good!” embellishments) are on the scoreboard to help you along.

> If the Sox win, get ready for the opening licks of “Dirty Water,” an ode to 1960s Boston by one-hit wonders the Standells. If they lose, you’ll hear Rod Stewart’s “Some Guys Have All the Luck” on the organ, which is just as depressing as it sounds.

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FAQs

What can you not bring to Fenway? ›

What is Not Allowed in Fenway Park?
  • Weapons, including knives, guns, etc.
  • Utility tools (even if they're on a keychain)
  • Hard-sided coolers.
  • Glass containers, bottles, cans, or metal water bottles.
  • Pepper spray or mace.
  • Laser pointers or any other item that could interfere with the game.
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Can you bring a water bottle into Fenway? ›

Fenway Park food policy

You are free to bring in water, provided it is in bottles of less than 16 ounces, and not in a glass container or a can.

How early should I get to Fenway? ›

Fenway Park gates open 90 minutes prior to game time for all games. Get there early to enjoy all of the excitement! Red Sox Nation members with a valid game ticket are eligible to watch batting practice from atop the Green Monster. To participate, members must arrive at Gate C, 2.5 hours prior to first pitch.

What gate should I enter at Fenway? ›

Fenway Park Gate A is used for general admission. The entrance is near the State Street Pavilion Boxes and a nearby street landmark is the Red Sox Corner Store. This is the entrance that is closest to the Red Sox ticket office where you can buy tickets.

Can I bring a bag to Fenway Park? ›

Bags, Containers and Coolers. Bags must be 5"x9"x2" or smaller (the size of a small purse or clutch). Backpacks, drawstring bags, duffel bags, tote bags, oversized purses, and other similar style bags are NOT permitted.

Can you bring snacks into Fenway? ›

Many ballparks give you the opportunity to bring your own food or snacks into the stadium to save money – unfortunately, that is “technically” not the case at Fenway. The rules state you can bring sealed bottles of water, 16 ounces or smaller. No glass, no cans, as always.

How much is a bottle of water at Fenway Park? ›

When the Yankees come to town this weekend, introducing the $2 water bottle could make a splash across New England.

Can I wear a fanny pack to Fenway? ›

Bags will not be allowed at Fenway Park for the 2021 season with the exceptions for medical purposes, diaper bags, and small clutch bags (5” x 9”). Thanks!

Are masks required at Fenway Park? ›

Fenway Park & JetBlue Park Health & Safety Measures

As of March 5, 2022 there are no vaccine or mask mandates in effect at JetBlue Park or Fenway Park. Please check back for updates prior to your visit.

What do you wear to a Red Sox game? ›

For day games I suggest either wearing a light cotton dress or comfortable shorts with sunglasses and a Red Sox baseball cap! When dressing for day games you should focus on finding pieces that are breathable because it gets hot! I pack a refreshing facial spray and sunscreen to combat the heat and sun exposure.

How much is parking at Fenway? ›

The average price to park in the official Fenway Park lots on gameday or for a concert is $48.

What can I bring to a Red Sox game? ›

Please note that you can only bring only soft-sided bags no larger than 5″x9″x2″. Backpacks, duffel bags, tote bags, oversized purses, and other similar style bags are NOT allowed.

Where is the best place to park at Fenway? ›

In order to reduce traffic both before and after games, we recommend that you park in a lot or garage that corresponds to the route you take to Fenway. For example, if you are driving in from the east of Fenway, please park to the east of Fenway.

What are the best seats in Fenway Park? ›

If money is no object, then Field Boxes 21 through 76 are your best bets for fantastic seats at Fenway. Just behind these are Loge Box Sections 108 through 152—also a great bet, and a tad less expensive.

What are the most comfortable seats at Fenway? ›

If you're sitting in Sections 6-8, or Sections 95-97, you'll see all of the action of course, and your seat will be a bit more comfortable, without any poles in your way. Not to mention you'll be able to stare straight ahead at the Green Monster.

How early do gates open at Fenway? ›

Fenway Park gates for the home opener will open at 12:10 p.m., two hours before first pitch. Gates open an hour and a half before first pitch for all other regular season games.

What can I bring into Fenway Park 2022? ›

Bag policy Fenway Park – items allowed in Fenway Park

Soft-sided bags no larger than 5″x9″x2″ Umbrellas, but they may be used only during official rain delays. Cameras/ video cameras, as long as they are not used to record the game or disturb other people and interfere with their enjoying the game.

How late can you get into Fenway? ›

Fenway Park Tour Hours

9 am – 5 pm.

Can you watch batting practice at Fenway Park? ›

You can't watch the Red Sox take batting practice, but if you're there early, you can stand on Lansdowne Street and catch a home run or two. Once the gates open, you can watch the opposing team take BP, and if you're loud enough, you can probably get a player to throw you a ball from the outfield.

How much is a lobster roll at Fenway Park? ›

Consider the Lobster Roll: Straining for Meaning at Fenway Park and the Boston Marathon. What Fenway Park's infamous $29 lobster roll taught me about the commoditization of tragedy. All photos by the author. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts rarely runs a deficit of mythology.

How much are hot dogs at Fenway Park? ›

Price of a Hot Dog: $6

Not surprisingly, dogs and beers were pricier than the league average, and the beers at Fenway looked especially pricey considering they're only 12 ounces. They increased a dollar since last season, while hot dogs remained $6.

Can you bring food to a Red Sox game? ›

The short answer is yes, you can. The Red Sox allow you to bring in a 16*16*8 soft-sided bag, so long as it doesn't contain alcohol or potential projectiles. Nothing wrong with the Fenway Park food menu, but it's nice to save a few bucks, especially in Boston. That is more than enough Inner Beauty.

How much is cotton candy at Fenway? ›

Like any other ballpark, Fenway sells peanuts, Cracker Jacks, popcorn, cotton candy, ice cream, etc. The costs on these items vary, but plan on paying around $4 for most. Souvenir stands also exist inside Fenway Park, much like the stores outside.

How much is a beer at Fenway Park 2021? ›

For example, the cost of beer per ounce at Fenway last year was eight cents cheaper in 2021 — $0.71 compared to today's $0.79. Additionally, the overall price of the cheapest beer at Citi Field has increased by $0.25 in just one season.

What time do concerts end at Fenway Park? ›

We know Fenway Park's concert curfew is 10:30pm, so based on previous show setlists we can get an idea of how this could go . Times are approximate!!! 4pm: Classless Act has been opening the tour and coming on at (or just before) the start time (4pm) They play for about 20 minutes.

Is Fenway cashless? ›

Concessions stands and vendors at Fenway are only accepting credit cards or touchless payments with smartphones. Fans with cash can load money onto a Mastercard debit card at one of several kiosks located around the ballpark. There are similar cashless systems at Gilette Stadium and the TD Garden.

Can you get a lobster roll at Fenway Park? ›

Lobster rolls: Gate D Concourse, Pavilion Level, Jersey Street. Soft Serve: All over the place, including the First Base Deck, Big Concourse, Home Plate Concourse, Coca Cola Deck, Pavilion Level, and Gate E Concourse.

What brand of hot dogs are served at Fenway Park? ›

Beyond Fenway, Hebrew National boasts a rich baseball tradition. It is the most widely served branded hot dog in major league ballparks across the country; enjoyed at 14 major league baseball venues.

Can I bring a backpack to a baseball game? ›

Backpacks are no longer permitted. "Approved bags (purses, medical bags and diaper bags) can be no larger than 16" x 16" x 8" and will be subject to inspection upon entry in accordance with Major League Baseball security regulations.

What can you bring into a baseball game? ›

If you are going to a Major League Baseball game, knowing what to bring to a baseball game is essential.
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Here are a few weather items to consider depending on forecast:
  • Cream Sunscreen.
  • Brimmed hat.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Jacket.
  • Rain Gear.
  • Blanket.
  • Bottle of Water.

What can you bring into a MLB game? ›

Permitted Items:
  • Single-Compartment Bags 9" x 5" x 2" or smaller.
  • Clear Single-Compartment Tote Bags 12" x 12" x 6" or smaller.
  • One-gallon clear seal top bags.
  • Non-alcoholic sealed plastic bottles (32 ounces or smaller)
  • Personal size food items (e.g., a sandwich, small bags of pretzels, piece of fruit)

Can you sit in the red seat at Fenway? ›

The red seat, out in the right-field bleachers, receives plenty of attention before games. One area that receives plenty of photo's before games are the one red seat out in the right-field bleachers. If you visit Fenway Park early, you can see one red chair in a sea of green bleachers.

Who is unvaccinated on the Red Sox? ›

Boston Red Sox closer Tanner Houck's decision to remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 means he is not currently allowed to play games against the Toronto Blue Jays north of the border. His absence was felt in a huge way on Tuesday as the Red Sox blew a ninth-inning lead and fell to the Blue Jays in walk-off fashion.

What is the mask mandate in Boston? ›

All people in Massachusetts (regardless of vaccination status) are required to continue wearing masks or face coverings in certain settings, including in health care facilities.

How early should you arrive to a baseball game? ›

Depending on the MLB stadium, you should arrive 1½ hours before the game because that's when the gates will open on all days of the week. On weekends, some stadiums open 2 – 2½ hours before the game, so to catch batting practice, you should arrive then.

Can I wear flip flops to a baseball game? ›

Players are expected to wear cleats for outdoor practices/games and tennis/turf shoes for indoor practices. No sandals or flip flops at any time. Umpires are off limits for players, parents, and assistant coaches.

What should I wear to a 2022 baseball game? ›

In 2022, casual pants options are aplenty. Style your tee or tank with baggy black trousers, track pants, or sweats, all of which will give your baseball game outfit an Off-Duty, fashion girl twist.

What T stop is Fenway Park? ›

Parking at a T Station

Fenway Park is just around the corner from the Kenmore T station.

How long does a Red Sox game last? ›

While baseball technically has no time limit, each team tends to play at their own pace and style. And for the Boston Red Sox, the average game length ranges from 2.5 hours to over 4 hours. However, looking at the average, most Red Sox games take just over 3-hours to complete.

Does SpotHero guarantee a spot? ›

Yes! When you book with SpotHero, we guarantee you will have a spot to park at the price you paid or your money back. While SpotHero does not physically hold a specific spot open for each reservation, we work closely with our partners to monitor inventory levels and avoid overbooking.

Can I bring a water bottle to a baseball game? ›

Sealed, clear plastic water bottles up to 32oz, baby bottles, beverages related to medical needs, and unopened, soft-sided single serve containers like juice boxes are permitted. Soda, coffee or other beverages are not allowed. Guests may also bring in one empty plastic or reusable bottle 32 ounces or smaller.

Can you bring snacks to a baseball game? ›

Most ballparks allow you to bring in outside food in single-serving portions: The Nationals policy, for example, states: “All food items must be contained in single-serving bags within a soft-sided container or cooler that does not exceed 16″x16″x8″.” So wraps, sandwiches or small bags of popcorn? Yes!

Should I bring my glove to a baseball game? ›

If you're at a minor-league game and sitting down the line, where there's no netting, bring a glove. It's like wearing a seatbelt, and you will not be docked coolness points. And stay off the danged phone. If you're OK with looking like a bit of a dingus, bring the glove.

Where do players Park at Fenway? ›

If you walk to the end of Yawkey Way you will come to the corner of Van Ness Street. And on that corner is the Red Sox players parking lot.

How do I get from South Station to Fenway? ›

At South Station, follow the signs for the Red Line. Take the Red Line Inbound to Park St. Then take the B, C, or D train to Kenmore. *3) *When exiting the station, follow the signs to Fenway Park, then turn left on Commonwealth Ave, left on Brookline Ave, and Fenway Park is just over the bridge.

How much is overnight parking in Boston? ›

Boston Parking Rates
Parking TypeSpotHero Average Price Offered
Commuter Parking$20 - $34
Weekend Parking$15 - $29
Event Parking$16 - $50
Overnight Parking$29 - $49

What time do gates open at Fenway? ›

Fenway Park gates for the home opener will open at 12:10 p.m., two hours before first pitch. Gates open an hour and a half before first pitch for all other regular season games. The Red Sox are asking fans to be in their seats by 1:30 p.m. for pregame ceremonies, which includes a flyover (an MH-60T helicopter).

Where do you hang out before a Red Sox game? ›

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Can you watch batting practice at Fenway Park? ›

You can't watch the Red Sox take batting practice, but if you're there early, you can stand on Lansdowne Street and catch a home run or two. Once the gates open, you can watch the opposing team take BP, and if you're loud enough, you can probably get a player to throw you a ball from the outfield.

Is Fenway Park worth visiting? ›

Known as “America's Most Beloved Ballpark”, this baseball stadium is visited by fans from around the world. It's home to the Red Sox and is the oldest stadium in Major League Baseball. Whether you're a fan or not, it's well worth a visit.

Can I bring a fanny pack to Fenway? ›

All persons, bags, and personal items are subject to physical inspection before entering Fenway Park. Failure to consent to a search will result in denial of entry. Bags must be 5"x9"x2" or smaller (the size of a small purse or clutch).

What do you wear to a Red Sox game? ›

For day games I suggest either wearing a light cotton dress or comfortable shorts with sunglasses and a Red Sox baseball cap! When dressing for day games you should focus on finding pieces that are breathable because it gets hot! I pack a refreshing facial spray and sunscreen to combat the heat and sun exposure.

What can I bring into Fenway Park 2022? ›

Bag policy Fenway Park – items allowed in Fenway Park

Soft-sided bags no larger than 5″x9″x2″ Umbrellas, but they may be used only during official rain delays. Cameras/ video cameras, as long as they are not used to record the game or disturb other people and interfere with their enjoying the game.

What is the best thing to eat at Fenway Park? ›

The Best Things to Eat and Drink at Fenway Park
  • Yankee Lobster Rolls. Yankee Lobster. Gate D and Pavilion. ...
  • Lobster Poutine Stak. Aramark Test Kitchen. ...
  • The Meatball Cone. Strega. ...
  • Regina brick-oven pizza. Regina Pizzeria. ...
  • Fenway Franks. Kayem. ...
  • The Cuban Sandwich. El Tiante. ...
  • The Monster Mule. Tully Tavern. ...
  • Jalapeño Burgers. Tasty Burger.
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How much is a lobster roll at Fenway? ›

Consider the Lobster Roll: Straining for Meaning at Fenway Park and the Boston Marathon. What Fenway Park's infamous $29 lobster roll taught me about the commoditization of tragedy. All photos by the author. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts rarely runs a deficit of mythology.

Where do you drink after Red Sox game? ›

  • Bleacher Bar. Bleacher Bar is Boston's ultimate sports bar - a bar right under the bleachers with an amazing view of center field through a huge garage window. ...
  • Tony C's Sports Bar & Grill. ...
  • Cask 'n Flagon. ...
  • Lansdowne Pub. ...
  • Beer Works. ...
  • Baseball Tavern. ...
  • Game On Fenway. ...
  • Loretta's Last Call.

How early is batting practice before a game? ›

Batting Practice Information

Although times vary, batting practice usually ends a little less than one hour before game time and that's for the visiting team, as the home team takes BP first and they finish up anywhere from about 1½ to 2 hours before the game is scheduled to start.

Where is the best place to sit at Fenway? ›

Where to sit. If money is no object, then Field Boxes 21 through 76 are your best bets for fantastic seats at Fenway. Just behind these are Loge Box Sections 108 through 152—also a great bet, and a tad less expensive.

What time do MLB players arrive at the stadium? ›

Ideally, you would hang out around the clubhouse and catch them walking to and from the practice field or stadium. 12:30 PM – Players start to arrive to the stadium typically 20-30 minutes before game time (usually 1:00 PM).

Does Fenway Park sell out? ›

BOSTON (AP) — The longest home sellout streak in major pro sports history ended Wednesday at 820 games for the Boston Red Sox. The official attendance for the 8-5 loss against the Baltimore Orioles was 30,862. The capacity for night games at Fenway Park is 37,493.

Can you go inside the Green Monster? ›

Typically, you'll get to touch the Green Monster and go inside it, right behind the scoreboard. You may even get to go up and sit in the Green Monster seats.

Is there public parking at Fenway Park? ›

There are also several parking lots and garages around Fenway Park off Brookline Avenue and off Ipswich Street. There is a fee to park at any of the parking lots and garages.

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