Add another bowl game to the mix — the “Fenway Bowl” at Fenway Park. The century-old baseball park will host a matchup between teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the American Athletic Conference (AAC), starting in 2020. Read more here.
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Fenway Gears Up for Crashed Ice
On February 8-9, 2019, Boston (MA) will experience an exhilarating sport unlike any other as ice cross downhill makes its stadium debut at one of the most unique event locations in its history – Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. Read more here and here.
An Interview with Ballpark Designer Janet Marie Smith
Ballpark designer Janet Marie Smith is known for her work on the design and construction of Camden Yards, her role senior vice president of planning and development for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and overseeing the preservation and expansion of Fenway Park from 2002-2009. Now she’s working along side former Boston Red Sox executive Larry Lucchino planning the site for the future Worcester Red Sox (Triple-A, International League). Read more here.
Yawkey Foundation Blasts Red Sox Petition to Rename Street
The Yawkey Foundation issued a statement Wednesday following an announcement from the Boston Red Sox that the club had filed a formal petition to restore Yawkey Way to its original name, Jersey Street. Read more and view full statement here.
Filed under Branding & Marketing, Community & Giving, Human Interest
Pearl Jam Coming to Safeco, Wrigley and Fenway?
Pearl Jam’s official website accidentally leaked their 2018 North American shows on their website on Friday morning before removing the dates. Read more here.
Fenway Transforms for ‘Fenway Gridiron Series’ Starting Friday
Fenway Sports Management is preparing America’s oldest Major League ballpark for the three-game “Fenway Gridiron Series.” Inside the Pesky and Fisk foul poles with the Green Monster as a backdrop, hash marks and a pair of field goal posts now stand in place where the Boston Red Sox have called home since 1912. Read more here. View Fenway football photo gallery here.
Fenway Park to Host First-Ever Marathon Run Inside a MLB Park
When marathon runners talk about hitting the wall, they don’t usually mean the Big Green Monster at
Fenway Park. But on Friday, 50 runners will circle the outfield 116 times to cover the classic 26.2-mile distance in a race being billed as the first marathon held entirely within the confines of a major league ballpark. Read more here and here. Read details here from the Red Sox Foundation.
Make-A-Wish Kid Gets His Own Fenway Park
Connecticut native Thomas Hastings was born with scoliosis and later diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. When asked, he had one wish — to have a baseball field in his backyard. In less than 40 days, the Boston Red Sox and the Make-A-Wish Foundation built Thomas his very own Fenway Park, with some help from Boston groundskeeper Dave Mellor and 100 volunteers. Read more and view photo here.
Filed under Community & Giving, Design & Construction
Opening Day: Ballpark Changes Red Sox Fans Can Expect
The Boston Red Sox host the Pittsburgh Pirates this afternoon for Opening Day at Fenway Park. The franchise recently detailed improvements at the 105-year-old ballpark. Read more here.
Filed under Amenities & Features, Food & Beverage, Stadium Issues
Saving Fenway Continues to Drive Neighborhood Revival
The $300 million revamp of Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, didn’t simply mean a new lease on life for the iconic sports ground — it had a far-reaching effect on the Fenway area, too. Read more and watch report here.
James Taylor to Play Four MLB Ballparks
James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt will team up for four shows at various baseball stadiums around the country, beginning with his debut at Washington’s Nationals Park on July 14 and continuing with a return to Chicago’s Wrigley Field, a stop in San Francisco at AT&T Park and a finale close to home at Boston’s Fenway Park. Read more here and here.
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America’s Pastime: Motorcycles and Baseball—Episodes 1 & 2
At the root of it, this trip was all about stitching together a tour to see baseball. It was about combining the iconic American motorcycle, Harley-Davidson, with the iconic American pastime. First two up: Visits to Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium. Watch Fenway Park visit here. Watch Yankee Stadium visit here.
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Janet Smith on San Antonio Ballpark: Take Time, Do It Right
If San Antonio leaders want to hit one out of the park with a proposed downtown stadium, they first need to determine what type of development they want around such a new stadium, and how much investment they can expect to attract to a given site, so says big league architect and urban planner Janet Smith. Read more here.
Woman Hit By Broken Bat Re-Ignites Debate Over Ballpark Safety
A fan hit by a broken bat at Fenway Park is expected to survive after sustaining life-threatening injuries during a game Friday night between the Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox. Read more and watch news report here. This incident, of course, has lit a fire under the debate over fan safety at baseball stadiums and liability if someone gets hurt. Read more here and here.
Filed under Human Interest, Legal
Fenway Farms Producing First Harvest
The rooftop garden behind the Gate A facade at Fenway Park has finally reached its peak season, and food from the garden now will be available throughout the home of the Boston Red Sox. Read more and watch video here.
Filed under Amenities & Features, Food & Beverage
James Taylor Debuts ‘Angels of Fenway’
James Taylor is releasing his first album of all-new material in 13 years, Before This World, on June 16, but fans of the Boston Red Sox got a preview of one of the tracks, “Angels of Fenway,” Sunday night before the team faced off against the New York Yankees. Read more and view photo here. Taylor and special guest Bonnie Raitt will play a concert at Fenway on August 6. Get tickets here.
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Foo Fighters Plan Ballpark Tour
Touring to promote an album that delves into the roots of US music, the Foo Fighters will play some of the country’s most historic baseball stadiums starting next year, including Fenway Park and Wrigley Field. Read more here. Watch the trailer for the HBO Original Series, Foo Fighters Sonic Highways, which premiered on October 17.
Shakespeare at Fenway Park
Boston’s Commonwealth Shakespeare Company will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Sept. 19 with “Shakespeare at Fenway” (Park), home of the Boston Red Sox. Read more here.
Spinners, Scrappers to Play in Annual ‘Futures at Fenway’ at Fenway Park, ‘Field of Dreams’ Movie to be Shown
PRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, Class-A affiliate of the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox, announced they will participate in the 9th annual “Futures at Fenway,” Sunday, July 13 at Fenway Park. Continue reading
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Ballpark Quirks: The Green Monster
In a new series called “Ballpark Quirks,” Sports Illustrated takes a look at the distinctive features and oddities that make up each of MLB’s 30 parks. First up: Boston’s Fenway Park, and the Green Monster. Read more here.
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Unimum VP Offers Vision for Downtown Paw Sox Ballpark
This really isn’t news, as it’s just an opinion piece, but Richard Benck, vice president of investment and risk managment for Unimin Corp. in New Canaan (CT), has made a wishful pitch for a new Fenway-like ballpark for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox (International League) in downtown Providence (RI). The team plays at McCoy Stadium, built in 1942. Read more here. View 195 Redevelopment page here.
Filed under Market & Location, Stadium Issues
Fenway Park to Host Shamrock Series in 2015
College football is coming to Fenway Park, as the home of the Boston Red Sox will host Notre Dame vs. Boston College in 2015 Shamrock Series. Read more here.
Outdoor Hockey Back at Fenway Park
The home of the 2013 World Series champions will play host to eight college hockey teams as part of the Frozen Fenway series of outdoor games on Jan. 4 and Jan. 11. Read more here. Get more information here.
Virtual Tour of Fenway Park
Mike Oz, editor of Big League Stew on Yahoo.com, provides a behind-the-scenes virtual tour of “some places at Fenway Park the average fan might not get to visit.” Read more and view slideshow here.
Filed under Ballpark Visits
Comparing the World Series Ballparks
While others are taking measure of the strengths and weaknesses of the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox as they prepare for the 2013 World Series, Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com compares the two ballparks that will take center stage — Busch Stadium and Fenway Park. Read more here.
Filed under Ballpark Visits, Stadium Issues
Red Sox Honor Carl Yastrzemski with Statue Outside Fenway Park
The Boston Red Sox payed tribute to Carl Yastrzemski by creating and unveiling a statue of the hall of fame left fielder on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Fenway Park. Read more here. View photo gallery here.
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Columnist Giddy Over New Charlotte Ballpark
Charlotte Observer columnist Tom Sorensen glows over the new baseball stadium currently under construction for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (International League) in uptown Charlotte (NC). He even makes a qualified comparison to Fenway Park. Read more here.
Boston Strong with Neil Diamond
In the aftermath of Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings, singer-songwriter Neil Diamond surprised baseball fans at Boston’s Fenway Park on Saturday by taking the field to lead the crowd in a sing-along of his classic hit, “Sweet Caroline.” Playing the song at every Boston Red Sox home game during the eighth inning has been a ritual since 2002. Read more here. Watch video here.
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Fentennial: Fenway Park Looking Good at 100
Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com has put together a great photo essay of Fenway Park at 100 years. Read essay and view photos here.
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Dodgers Tap Janet Marie Smith to Oversee Stadium Renovations
Janet Marie Smith got it done in Baltimore and Boston, and now the Los Angeles Dodgers have hired her to oversee the multiyear renovation of Dodger Stadium that is set to begin this winter. The Dodgers are looking to add amenities without destroying the retro 1950s look and feel of the park. Read more here and here.
Spaceman Talks About Baseball in Montreal (and Lots of Other Stuff)
Former Boston Red Sox and Montreal Expos pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee yaks it up about a number of issues while in Regina (SK) working with the summer collegiate Regina Red Sox (Western Major Baseball League), including the team, preserving the current CFL football stadium (using Fenway Park as an example), the return of baseball to Montreal, and (egads, no!), politics. Read more here.
Remembering Carl Beane
As most of you probably heard yesterday, Carl Beane, the PA annnouncer for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park for nearly decade, died in a car accident Wednesday after suffering a heart attack while driving. ESPNBoston.com’s Gordon Edes shares his memories of Beane here.
Filed under Human Interest, Media, Personnel & Operations
Be a Part of Fenway Park’s History!
The Boston Red Sox have created a nifty way for fans to be a part of Fenway Park’s history by allowing them to upload photos into a Fenway Park 100th Anniversary Mosaic. Check out the mosaic online tool here.
Reviving Wrigley Field: Modeling Fenway Park
Can D’AIQ Architects do for Wrigley Field what they did for Fenway Park to bring the facility into the modern era without destroying its character, history and all things that make this park great? Blair Kamin from the Chicago Tribue’s Cityscapes journal explores this fundamental question. Read more here.
Happy 100th, Fenway Park!
Today marked the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park’s opening on April 20, 1912, and over 200 former Boston Red Sox players and coaches showed up for the celebration this afternoon. Read more and view photos here. View special Fenway section in the Boston Globe.
Filed under Awards & Recognition, Stadium Issues
Celebrating 100th Anniversary with 100Mbps
NetworkWorld’s Brad Reed recently interviewed Steve Conley, director of IT for the Boston Red Sox for the past 11 years, to talk about building a high-tech network at Fenway Park. Read more here. Meanwhile, the Red Sox prepare to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fenway’s opening on April 20, 1912, when they play the New York Yankees. Read more here.
Hall of Famer Jim Rice Promotes ‘At Fenway’ Song
This is not new news for some of you, but Boston Red Sox legend and Hall of Famer Jim Rice shot a TV commercial with Brian Evans to promote his new CD single “At Fenway” for the 100th annivesary of Fenway Park. Click here to watch the commercial. Click below to learn more and order:
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L.L. Bean and Fenway Park Celebrate 100 Years with Partnership
PRESS RELEASE – In celebration of their 100th anniversaries this year, outdoor retailer L.L.Bean and Fenway Park are teaming up to celebrate a century of America’s favorite outdoor pastime. With events and initiatives throughout 2012, fans will have the opportunity to join in as both L.L.Bean and Fenway Park celebrate this milestone, engaging in activities that pay Continue reading
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Composer, Boston Pops Celebrate Fenway’s 100th
PRESS RELEASE – In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park, legendary composer and conductor John Williams has composed “Fanfare for Fenway,” the maestro’s special tribute to America’s Most Beloved Ballpark during its centennial. Continue reading
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PBS to Air Fenway Park Documentary
PBS plans to air a documentary on Tuesday, March 27, at 9 p.m. about Fenway Park called Inside Fenway Park: An Icon at 100, to celebrate the stadium’s 100th anniversary. Narrating the one-hour program will be actor and Red Sox fan Matt Damon. Check your local listings. Read more here.
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