THE BALL PARK
Fenway Park (33,900 capacity) remodeled slightly this year. Capacity cut almost 1,000, but box seats more than doubled to 6,500, and roughly half of 16,000-capacity bleacher benches converted into individual seats. Skyline boxes flank rooftop press box, but most seats are on one sprawling, far-reaching grandstand level. One of best-maintained parks in majors. No advertising on fences. Organ music installed last year. Ushers are not tipped. Fenway Park—named for swampy fens that once dominated area—is in city's Back Bay section, a short drive from downtown Boston. Parking is inadequate, traffic awful when large crowds turn out. The MTA transit system (subject of an oddball hit song a couple of years ago) is the best way to go to the ball game in Boston. Regular spectators come from all six New England states to cheer for Red Sox.
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