About Boston's Fenway Park

Fenway Park is a classic American stadium that is located in Boston, MA, just west of the city's central business district. The stadium was first constructed in 1911 when the original owner, John I Taylor, purchased the land and decided to build it into a baseball stadium. The stadium has been named Fenway Park ever since it was first built. Taylor named it the stadium after the Fenway neighborhood of Boston.

The primary purpose of the stadium was initially to be the home stadium of the Boston Red Sox, who first started playing in the stadium in 1912. Since then, the Red Sox have completed over 100 seasons in the stadium and have played over 800 home regular season and playoff games in the stadium. The stadium is considered one of the classic stadiums of Major League Baseball, as it is the oldest stadium still in use today. The stadium is very well known for its classic features and a fifty-foot wall in left field, which is commonly referred to as The Green Monster.

While the stadium still has many of its original features, the owners have always taken steps to improve it and modernize it as much as possible, while still retaining the original charm. Over the past few years, the stadium has added thousands of new seats across the stadium, installed a newer high-tech scoreboard and jumbotron, and found several other ways to enhance the fan experience.

Today, Fenway Park is home to 81 home games for the Boston Red Sox, plus any additional playoff games. While the stadium is still primarily used for baseball purposes, the stadium is used for a variety of other events as well. In 2010, the NHL held its Winter Classic hockey game on January 1 between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers. Several other local college teams have held hockey games during the colder months of the year.

Over the life of the stadium, Fenway Park has also hosted several international soccer matches and a variety of different professional and collegiate football games, although no other major sports franchise has ever called Fenway Park their home. Beyond sports, several popular concert tours and performers have held concerts at the stadium and a wide variety of political speeches and announcements have been held at Fenway.



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