Reuters reports that Red Sox are getting ready to celebrate 100 years at Fenway, Major League Baseball’s oldest stadium. The party will be held on Friday at the Fenway Park giving fans the possibility to meet their favorite stars and to witness the anniversary game against the New Yorkers.
Fenway Park is one of the oldest baseball stadiums in America hosting some of the best games in Boston since 1912. Red Sox were invited to take part at the celebration of the stadium in an anniversary game that will be held on Friday. Many other special surprises have been prepared for baseball lovers. 100 fans have already won tickets to the game against New Yorkers by finding lucky prizes inside the balloons that have been placed around the city.
Fenway Park is not only a baseball gem, but also an important historical monument for Boston. The stadium was founded on April 20, 1912 when John “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald, the grandfather of John F. Kennedy, Jr. tossed the ceremonial first pitch. The park was inaugurated with a ceremonial game between Red Sox and the New York Highlanders which changed their name into the Yankees one year later.
The organizers of the Friday ceremony thought the best way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Fenway Park was by hosting another game between the two teams. The competition will begin on Friday at 3:15 pm, the same hour as on April 20, 1912. The players will wear throwback uniforms and they will start the game after the centennial ceremony is over.
One of the most attractive aspects of the stadium is the fact that it was made to fit in the center of the city. Although the architecture of the stadium remained the same throughout the years, the ball park suffered numerous facelifts over the decades. Most changes were performed in the last couple of years because the managers of the stadium wanted to make it more comfortable and more spacious. Fenway Park is now a cozy, 37,000-seat stadium and is home to some of the most important baseball games.