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#1 Posted on 5.5.04 2037.15
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This is too the people of the Boston area. I am planning a trip to Fenway Park in the summer and wondering where is the best place to sit in Fenway? Thank you.
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#2 Posted on 5.5.04 2139.53
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I'd try the bleachers. The fans who sit there are easily the most forgiving of egregious grammatical errors.
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#3 Posted on 6.5.04 0746.10
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My personal favorite seats are in the grandstands right on the 1st base line. However, you will probably have to buy those tickets on StubHub.com or something like that b/c all of them are season tickets, also be willing to spend over face value for the tickets.

A buddy of mine won a drawing for 4 monster seats (against Baltimore) and has seen on Ebay that these $30 seats will probably fetch him about $500. The Red Sox are the "cool thing" right now to do.
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#4 Posted on 6.5.04 0828.23
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    Originally posted by AmericanIcon
    This is too the people of the Boston area. I am planning a trip to Fenway Park in the summer and wondering where is the best place to sit in Fenway? Thank you.


Anywhere you can get a ticket, especially on weekends. I try to avoid Right Field because the sightlines are horrid and the seats face center field.
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#5 Posted on 6.5.04 0941.27
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    Originally posted by Simba
      Originally posted by AmericanIcon
      This is too the people of the Boston area. I am planning a trip to Fenway Park in the summer and wondering where is the best place to sit in Fenway? Thank you.


    Anywhere you can get a ticket, especially on weekends. I try to avoid Right Field because the sightlines are horrid and the seats face center field.


DEFINITELY DO THIS. Plus keep your expectations low, as Fenway is a dump that should've been replaced 30 years ago. I went to several Red Sox games there as a kid (and loved it) before moving out here, and having been to Safeco Field many times I can say that if you've been to any of the recently-built parks you will definitely question why there is so much ABSOLUTE instistence that nothing ever be done to replace Fenway.
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#6 Posted on 6.5.04 1050.34
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I was disappointed by Fenway. I sat along the first base line and had a great view of a support pole and the BLINDING SUN for about 6 innings. It has to be one of the most overrated stadiums out there. Camden Yards has spoiled me.

Wrigley Field, however, lives up to it's hype and more.

(edited by VanillaSky on 6.5.04 1251)
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#7 Posted on 6.5.04 1357.49
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The Monster seats are great if you don't mind not seeing the left fielder and paying alot of money this year. But you are RIGHT on top of the field. They have cleaned up Fenway A LOT these last 2 years. Its a better ballpark than ever. I still can't wait until they get a new park but that will not happen to after 2012.

One thing a lot of out-of-towner's don't know is that Fenway does have a free seat upgrade option. If you see better seats that are not being used take them. They will not hassle you unless the ticket holders come back. This is a must if you get upper bleachers.
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#8 Posted on 6.5.04 1418.35
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I've sat everywhere in that place except on the roof and the new sections (Monster, new right field roof seats). If you can get box seats not more than twenty rows or so off the field from 3rd base, back behind the plate, over to 1st base, then the bleachers are your best bet. If you go for grandstand seats you risk being stuck behind a pole or have a wierd angle view of the field.
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#9 Posted on 6.5.04 1443.32
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    Originally posted by BOSsportsfan34
    I've sat everywhere in that place except on the roof and the new sections (Monster, new right field roof seats). If you can get box seats not more than twenty rows or so off the field from 3rd base, back behind the plate, over to 1st base, then the bleachers are your best bet. If you go for grandstand seats you risk being stuck behind a pole or have a wierd angle view of the field.





I used to live in the right field roof seats in the early-mid 90's, and I have to say those are probably the best seats in the ballpark. Limited seating, thus you don't have to worry about 20 people climbing over you all game, plus a perfect angle to see the entire field. Even the lower boxes between the dugouts can have spots that can't be seen, plus there you have to deal with the people trying to do free seat upgrades or the mentally retarded who believe that waving at cameras with a cell phone is what they are supposed to do at a baseball game.
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#10 Posted on 6.5.04 1623.58
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The last three seasons, I have gotten tickets from a friend in the infield roof box, looking right down the first base line. I have to say that these were the best seats I've had.

The only problem that I experienced was last year when we went to a Tampa or Baltimore (I can't remember which) game late in the year, when a hurricane was of the coast. It got *really* windy and *really* cold being so high up. I doubt this would be a problem in the summer.

One plus about those seats, is that it's possible at times to get a beer or snack between batters and not miss a thing.
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#11 Posted on 6.5.04 2300.18
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    Originally posted by VanillaSky
    Wrigley Field, however, lives up to it's hype and more.

Yes it does.
-Drunken frat boys...check
-Yuppies asking what that hill in the middle of the field is...check
-Total lack of amenities...check
-No parking...check
-Bleachers full of meatheads looking to fight someone...check

It looks very pretty I'll give it that. And the Ivy is kinda cool. Scoreboard is a fun thing. But as an actual experience....more than once is more than enough.
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#12 Posted on 7.5.04 0416.32
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    Originally posted by spf2119
      Originally posted by VanillaSky
      Wrigley Field, however, lives up to it's hype and more.

    Yes it does.
    -Drunken frat boys...check
    -Yuppies asking what that hill in the middle of the field is...check
    -Total lack of amenities...check
    -No parking...check
    -Bleachers full of meatheads looking to fight someone...check

    It looks very pretty I'll give it that. And the Ivy is kinda cool. Scoreboard is a fun thing. But as an actual experience....more than once is more than enough.



One can go to Wrigley and not get mugged.

You don't have to worry about the game being interrupted by morons jumping the railing to go after first base coaches and umpires. (Maybe this is the fault of the Royals for some reason.)

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#13 Posted on 7.5.04 0927.25
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    Originally posted by Whitebacon
      Originally posted by spf2119
        Originally posted by VanillaSky
        Wrigley Field, however, lives up to it's hype and more.

      Yes it does.
      -Drunken frat boys...check
      -Yuppies asking what that hill in the middle of the field is...check
      -Total lack of amenities...check
      -No parking...check
      -Bleachers full of meatheads looking to fight someone...check

      It looks very pretty I'll give it that. And the Ivy is kinda cool. Scoreboard is a fun thing. But as an actual experience....more than once is more than enough.



    One can go to Wrigley and not get mugged.

    You don't have to worry about the game being interrupted by morons jumping the railing to go after first base coaches and umpires. (Maybe this is the fault of the Royals for some reason.)



The Royals can get under the skin

Seriously, there was one incident that one time. Okay and that other incident. It's just that our jackasses are way more extroverted about it. Instead of getting a fight in the stands, they run onto the field.
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#14 Posted on 7.5.04 0928.12
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    Originally posted by Whitebacon
    You don't have to worry about the game being interrupted by morons jumping the railing to go after first base coaches and umpires. (Maybe this is the fault of the Royals for some reason.)




HEY!~ Not everything is the fault of the Royals! And that incident happened in Chicago, not KC anyway.
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#15 Posted on 7.5.04 0948.40
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    Originally posted by spf2119
      Originally posted by VanillaSky
      Wrigley Field, however, lives up to it's hype and more.

    Yes it does.
    -Drunken frat boys...check
    -Yuppies asking what that hill in the middle of the field is...check
    -Total lack of amenities...check
    -No parking...check
    -Bleachers full of meatheads looking to fight someone...check

    It looks very pretty I'll give it that. And the Ivy is kinda cool. Scoreboard is a fun thing. But as an actual experience....more than once is more than enough.



When I went two years ago, it was the beginning of August. My friend lived three blocks from there, so parking wasn't an issue. We sat in the upper deck right behind home plate. We sat next to true fans. Not the fans who scream "so and so sucks! we should fire him!" but the fans who say "alright, we're only five runs down...we can still come back". A foul ball hit by Sosa bounced right in front of me and I almost caught it. To make it all the better, the game was incredible, with the Cubs beating the Padres in extra innings. (I think it was the Pads, at least).

It was easily my best baseball experience.
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#16 Posted on 7.5.04 1210.10
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Wherever you end up sitting, remember the seats were designed for 1912 asses, not 2004 asses, so squeeze on in. (I've even heard skinny people bitch).

If you get any opportunity at all, take the Fenway Park tour. For six bucks, you get to walk the warning track, touch the wall, peek in the bullpen, sit in the dugout, sit in the press box, etc. Do it and you'll feel like a 10 year old all over again, unless you're 10, then I guess you'd just feel like yourself......

I also took the Busch Stadium tour in St. Louis during the Mark McGwire heyday. It was cool sitting in the dugout after just seeing it on TV with all the record-breaking homers.
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#17 Posted on 7.5.04 1434.58
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Closer to topic: I ended up with these tickets . I hope they don't suck too bad.

(edited by Whitebacon on 7.5.04 1235)
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#18 Posted on 7.5.04 1506.22
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    Originally posted by dwaters
    If you get any opportunity at all, take the Fenway Park tour. For six bucks, you get to walk the warning track, touch the wall, peek in the bullpen, sit in the dugout, sit in the press box, etc. Do it and you'll feel like a 10 year old all over again, unless you're 10, then I guess you'd just feel like yourself......

That is indeed awesome. Highly recommended. The 1 year me & a group of friends were up there (I think it was the year Fenway had the All-Star game), 1 guy got a stuffed Red Sox "baseball" from a magazine/newspaper shop, so we were tossing it around during the tour, and actually lost our group for about 5-10 minutes.
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#19 Posted on 12.5.04 0648.52
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    Originally posted by Whitebacon
    Closer to topic: I ended up with these tickets . I hope they don't suck too bad.

    (edited by Whitebacon on 7.5.04 1235)


You're going to have a great view of centerfield as you bake in the sun!
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#20 Posted on 12.5.04 0701.15
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    Originally posted by pieman
      Originally posted by Whitebacon
      Closer to topic: I ended up with these tickets . I hope they don't suck too bad.

      (edited by Whitebacon on 7.5.04 1235)


    You're going to have a great view of centerfield as you bake in the sun!


Fun Fact: Johnny Damon and I were born on the same military base. (Ft. Riley, KS)

I probably couldn't have done much better given the time restraints on getting these tickets, and I only spent about 9 dollars or so above face - and really, other than the bleachers and in the general area behind home plate are there good seats in Fenway anyway?
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