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Fenway Park

Home of the Boston Red Sox

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4 Yawkey Way Boston, Massachusetts, 02215 View Map
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Experience the Park Fenway Park Fan Guide


Get to the Game


It can be crowded and occasionally slow going home, but for many many fans the T is the only way to travel to Sox games. The Kenmore stop on the Green Line is your gateway to Fenway; it leaves you off on Commonwealth Avenue, a short wlk from the park. All Green Line trains stop there except the E, and if you’re on the D branch, use the Fenway stop, which is also close by. It’s a fairly simple transfer to the Green from any of the other lines as well: the Red (change at Park Street), Orange (at Haymarket) or Blue (at Government Center.)

Fans don’t all arrive at the game at the same time, so getting there is pretty routine. But Sox fans are celebrated for always staying to the last pitch, so you’ll need patience after the game when thousands of people head to the T all at once. Picking up a transit card ahead of time should help – it’s called a CharlieCard and as of 2008 the fare is $1.70 per ride, or $2 with cash. Better yet, wait out the rush at a local restaurant or bar. 

The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority also runs a regional commuter rail network that can get you to the park. The Framingham/Worcester line has a Yawkey Station stop that’s open on game days and within walking distance of the park. If you’re on the Needham Line, get off at Ruggles Station and pick up the free shuttle to Fenway; it operates both before and after games, and drops off and picks up at Gate B.

    

Before getting on the train, you should visit the web site of the MBTA and pick up or print out a transit map. Or give them a call at 617-222-3200 or 1-800-392-6100.

 

Boston’s street maze can be baffling to first-time visitors and challenging even to long-time locals. And once you arrive at your destination you have to find somewhere to park. So, public transportation is highly recommended when attending a game at Fenway. But if you must drive, here are some thoughts … 

It is possible to park near Fenway on Boylston Street or Brookline Avenue, but it’s only advisable if you’re in a pinch and have a car full of folks to defray the cost. You’ll see people with flags waving cars into lots, but they’re charging $20-30 and up, and often triple-park vehicles. That could complicate your exit, as will the traffic crunch near the park. There are also garages on Longwood and Commonwealth avenues nearby. Check out the Sox web site for more information and a map.

Better yet, bring your walking shoes and park off of Huntington Avenue over near the Wentworth Institute of Technology. There is some street parking around there with meters you don’t have to feed at night. You’ll have about a 10-15 minute walk to Fenway but you can buy a round of beers with the dough you’ll save, and after the game you’ll avoid the traffic chaos directly around the park.