Massachusetts April 25, 2016
13 Fascinating Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Fenway Park In Massachusetts
Fenway Park is one of the most beloved sports stadiums in the nation, and definitely holds a special place in the heart of every Red Sox fan. Check out these lesser-known facts about Boston’s favorite stadium.
1. The color of the Green Monster is actually a specific copyrighted shade of green: "Green Monster." You can buy the color from Benjamin Moore.
2. The only perfect game played at Fenway was achieved by Earnie Shore in 1917.
3. There are 211,004 dents in the Green Monster caused by baseball impacts.
4. The first Sunday game at Fenway happened in 1932. According to the law before then, Fenway Park was too near local churches to be allowed to host games on Sunday.
5. Though the park's capacity is 37,673 (!), the largest crowd to watch a game there was 47,627 people strong. That was for a 1935 game against – who else – the Yankees.
6. Tickets for a Red Sox game are the most costly in the major leagues. Red Sox tickets average around $53, while the average across the league is only $26.92.
7. Fenway Park has hosted basketball, hockey, field hockey, soccer, and even wrestling matches.
8. The Big Green Monster was painted green for the first time in 1947.
9. The park cost $650,000 to build. Construction finished in 1912.
10. Fans couldn't tour Fenway Park until 1993.
11. Fenway Park sells the most expensive beers out of all the major league stadiums. One will cost you $7.25.
12. The park has the smallest foul territory in major league baseball.
13. Every single Red Sox game since 2003 has completely sold out.
Do you know any other cool facts about Fenway? Let us know!