Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. The ballpark has appeared in many films, including “Fever Pitch”, “Moneyball”, “Ted”, and “The Town”.
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For Red Sox fans, going to Fenway Park is like going to church. The Red Sox have a well-documented underdog history and have a notoriously loyal and steadfast following. And Fenway Park is the home base of Red Sox Nation. Fenway has been seen on screen in several films, but perhaps none more prominently than in 2005’s “Fever Pitch”.
The rom-com starring Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore is about a huge Red Sox fan whose relationship struggles when the Red Sox don’t win. Fenway Park is seen several times in the movie, and is one of the film’s central locations.
On display are the actual field and stands, including the famous Green Monster, as well as the inside concourses and the exterior area surrounding Fenway, like Yawkey Way.
In the film’s climactic scene, Lindsey (Drew Barrymore) jumps onto the field during a game and runs over to where Ben (Jimmy Fallon) is sitting to convince him not to sell his season tickets.
Fenway Park is a baseball institution, and has appeared in several other baseball films as well. In 2011’s “Moneyball”, Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) travels to Boston, where he is offered a lot of money to become the Red Sox General Manager:
2012’s “Ted”, set and filmed in Boston, has a climactic scene set at Fenway. Near the end of the film, Donny (Giovanni Ribisi) chases Ted into Fenway and attacks him, ultimately tearing him apart:
“Field of Dreams”, “Major League II”, and “Little Big League” have also filmed scenes at Fenway. And it’s not just baseball movies – “A Civil Action”, “Blown Away”, and 2010’s “The Town” also feature the ballpark. The major action at the end of “The Town” takes place in and around Fenway; Doug (Ben Affleck) and his crew pull off a heist inside the park, but not without taking some heat from the Feds (including Jon Hamm):
Fenway Park is a great place to catch a game (obviously, if you’re a Red Sox fan – and even if you’re not). The venue has a ton of history and every time I’ve ever been there, there’s been an electricity in the air. It’s a special feeling to be at Fenway on game day.
You can also take a tour of Fenway, which is a cool way to get an up-close look at the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball, and get a few photos of the park before the crowds pour in:
I definitely recommend the tour, especially if you can catch an afternoon tour and a night game!
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