Fenway Park Information
Boston Red Sox
4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215
Executive Offices: 617-226-6000
Ticket Office: 877-REDSOX-9
24-Hour Automated Ticketing: 888-327-0100
Hearing Impaired Ticketing: 617-226-6644
Special Events (non-baseball events):
Ballpark Tours: 617-226-6666
Merchandise Orders: 1-800-FENWAY-9
Office Hours of Operation:
No game: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Game day: 9 a.m.-15 minutes after conclusion
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ticket Office Hours of Operation:
No game: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Game day: 10 a.m.-1 hour after game time
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Red Sox Team Store is located on Yawkey Way
across from Fenway Park. Store hours are 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week with
extended hours during Red Sox home games.
Yawkey Way Store
19 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215
Why the name "Fenway" Park?
Constructed for the 1912 season, the new
ballpark was named by then Red Sox owner
John I. Taylor because it was built in an
area of Boston known as the Fens. As Taylor
said, "It's in that section of Boston, isn't
it? Then call it Fenway Park."
Taylor, by the way, was also the person who
changed the club's name from the Pilgrims to
the Red Sox in 1907.
When did Fenway Park open?
Opening Day for Fenway Park was April
20, 1912. The Red Sox defeated the New York
Highlanders (later named the Yankees) 7-6 in
11 innings before 27,000 fans. Tris Speaker
drove in the winning run.
Fenway Park was actually due to open two
days earlier, on April 18; however, there
were two postponements due to rain.
Of course, the opening of Fenway Park was
pushed off the front pages of Boston
newspapers by news of the Titanic sinking.
Navin Field (later known as Tiger Stadium)
in Detroit opened the same day as Fenway
What is Yawkey Way?
Yawkey Way is an extension of the
Fenway Park concourse during Red Sox home
games and other special events. This public
street is blocked off to traffic three hours
before game time, and reopens to ticketed
Red Sox game patrons once the ballpark
officially opens. You'll find concessions,
live music, family entertainment, the NESN
pregame show, the official Red Sox Team
Store, Autograph Alley, and more. Yawkey Way
runs from Brookline Avenue at Gate A to Van
Ness Street at Gate D.
the dimensions of Fenway Park?
Fenway Park measures 310 feet (94.5
meters) down the left field line: 379 feet
(115.5 meters) in left center field; 390
feet (118.9 meters) in center field; 420
feet (128 meters) in deep center field; 380
feet (115.8 meters) in deep right field; and
302 feet (92 meters) down the right field
The left field wall -- also known as the
Green Monster -- measures 37 feet (11.3
meters) high. The center field wall is 17
feet (5.2 meters) high, the bullpen fences
measure five feet (1.5 meters) and the right
field fence is 3 to 5 feet (0.9 to 1.5
What is Pesky's Pole?
Even though Pesky's Pole was dubbed
that in the 1950s, the phrase really didn't
become popular until the late 1980s or early
1990s. According to former Red Sox star
Johnny Pesky, it was Sox pitcher Mel Parnell
who coined the term, after Pesky hit a home
run just beyond Fenway Park's right-field
foul pole. That home run — one of only six
homers Pesky ever hit at Fenway Park — won
the game for Parnell.
with that seat painted red in the bleachers?
The seat in the right field bleachers
is painted red to mark the spot where the
longest measurable home run ever hit inside
Fenway Park landed. Ted Williams hit the
home run on June 9, 1946 off Fred Hutchinson
of the Detroit Tigers. The blast was
measured at 502 feet. Legend says that the
ball crashed through the straw hat of the
man sitting in the seat — Section 42, Row
37, Seat 21.
Retired Red Sox
• Bobby Doerr (1)
• Joe Cronin (4)
• Johnny Pesky (6)
• Carl Yastrzemski (8)
• Ted Williams (9) and
• Carlton Fisk (27) along with Jackie
Robinson's #42 that was retired by Major
League Baseball in 1997, are posted on the
right field facade in Fenway Park.
The Red Sox policy on retiring
uniform numbers is based on the following
• Election to the National Baseball Hall of
• At least 10 years played with the Red Sox