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Fenway Park Tour…

October 20, 2009

On Saturday before the NC State game we headed into the city to take a tour of Fenway park, where the Boston Red Sox play.

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I had been for a few home games in the past but Albie had never seen it and despite my Aunt and Uncle being season ticket holders they also had never been on the tour. The tours started only a few years ago as a way to get people over to the park (and more importantly the souvenir shop) in the off season. It’s about $12 a person and they don’t really limit the group size so it’s pretty likely that you could get a tour if you are ever in Boston.

Yawkey Way

Yawkey Way

Yawkey Way Banners

Yawkey Way Banners

Yawkey Way again

Yawkey Way again

Albie at the start of the tour

Albie at the start of the tour

The tour starts at the souvenir shop and ends there as well, so it makes a big sweeping circle around the park. The first stop was up on top under the huge “Budweiser” sign. Originally there was a bowling alley up there but they have recently torn it down to build a bar area.

Us with the field in the background

Us with the field in the background

The general idea of this area was super cool: You enter to win a ticket lottery at the when tickets first go on sale and if you win you are alloted a table (shaped like home plate) that has 4 (basebal shapped) seats around it. When you watch the game from up there all of your food and drink is included. It sounds pretty pricey but VERY worth it. This part of the park had great views of the whole game.

Bar made out of Bowling alley wood

Bar made out of the original Bowling alley wood

The next stop on the tour was the Press box so we had quite a long walk to get to the other side of the stadium but a lot of it was indoors which was a nice break from the cold.

Albie acting interested along the tour route

Albie acting interested along the tour route

View from the press box

View from the press box

Aunt Jeanne and Albie in the press box

Aunt Jeanne and Albie in the press box

After the press box we headed around to the Green Monster.

Painted on the wall

Painted on the wall

Boston skyline behind the ballpark

Boston skyline behind the ballpark

Press Box over the stadium

Press Box over the stadium

On top of the Green Monster

On top of the Green Monster

I couldn’t make a post about our Fenway tour and not include a picture of our tour guide. He told the WORST jokes (example: “Hey there pretty girl, can i get you anything? Coffee, Tea, Me?)!! He knew they were bad but because he was sooo old they were almost funny. His accent was ‘classic Boston’ and he wore a huge World Series ring. No clue who he was but he was hilarious.

Our very old Tour Guide

Our very old Tour Guide in the red coat

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