Where to sit at Fenway Park
Where to sit at Fenway Park
by Malcolm MacMillan
- A Green Monster seat offers one of the best views in sports
- Field-level seats are tight and packed
If you’re somehow able to score Green Monster tickets for your visit to Fenway Park, consider yourself lucky. This might be the most coveted ticket in sports and truly gives you a view of the game you can’t replicate elsewhere. Green Monster tickets are tough to get and will cost you close in the neighborhood of $200 per seat, but are a true part of the Fenway experience. A handful of concession stands are in the immediate vicinity, which is ideal because once you’ve spent the money for your seat, you don’t want to walk far for a beer or some popcorn. As an added perk, security at the entrance to the famed wall is tight, so you won’t have to contend with fans sneaking into your section for photos.
Seating at Fenway Park is expensive by MLB standards, but because the park is one of the smallest in baseball, that’s to be expected. Field box seats provide a close-up view of the field, but aren’t conducive to people with long legs or particularly wide backsides. If you fall into one of these categories, consider sitting elsewhere unless having a front-row seat at Fenway is on your baseball bucket list.
The outfield bleacher section is the park’s most affordable seating option and has a fun, energetic atmosphere. Just don’t expect to have much room around you – unlike the outfield seating at many parks, these sections at Fenway are consistently packed.
A fun spot to consider is the Budweiser Right Field Roof Deck section, which has bar-style tables and a good-sized bar. Tickets here cost more than $100, but if Green Monster tickets are a little out of your price range and you’re looking for a unique seating option, the Bud Deck is the way to go. In the same vein are the Right Field Roof Terrace and Right Field Roof Box seats, down the first base line and close to the Bud Deck. They cost about half the price of the Bud Deck section and offer a bird’s eye view of the park that keeps you away from the congestion of the lower-level seats.
For the true budget traveler, standing room tickets are available throughout the ballpark. Although you’re technically supposed to hang out in one of the approved standing room areas, you’re free to wander through the park and enjoy different vantage points. Because of the crowds at Fenway, standing room areas are often several people deep, and while it all contributes to a fun atmosphere, it doesn’t do much for helping you actually see the field. Don’t bother with this option if you’re vertically challenged or visiting the park with kids.
When I visited Fenway Park in 2012, I quickly gravitated toward the Right Field Roof Terrace section, which offers bar-style seating with a cool view of the park. It’s not quite as crowded up here, and the bar seats are much roomier than the field level seats down below. Although I enjoy watching an inning or two from a number of different spots throughout the park, this is the section I’ll likely visit the most the next time I’m at Fenway.