Boston sports teams have enjoyed plenty of success over the last 15 years. With the Red Sox, Bruins, and Celtics, as well as the multitude of college teams in the Greater Boston Area, it’s worth keeping an eye out for exciting games during your visit. Here are some of the best sporting venues in and around Boston:
As one of the most famous ballparks in the United States, many have heard of Fenway Park and its legendary Green Monster. The home of the Boston Red Sox was built in 1912, making it the oldest baseball stadium in the country. The “Monster seats” are one of Fenway’s most notable highlights, sitting atop the 37 foot wall and giving fans an incomparable bird’s eye view of the ballgame. Recently, it has accommodated more than baseball with soccer, football, skiing and snowboarding, as well as a number big name music concerts.
4 Yawkey Way, Boston
The Garden is the home of the Celtics and Bruins, and it’s located just a five-minute walk from the Boxer. One of the coolest features of the arena is The Sports Museum, a collection of memorabilia from Boston’s rich sports history. Interesting items include wooden seats from the original Garden and Adam Vinatieri’s cleats from the Patriot’s first Super Bowl win. The TD Garden holds over 200 events a year. These include some of the biggest music acts in the world like Rihanna, Adele, and Andrea Bocelli. The Beanpot, an exciting hockey tournament between BU, BC, Northeastern, and Harvard is also held here. Lastly, it is also one of only two NBA arenas in the country that uses parquet floors, a tradition that started in the original Boston Garden in the 1940’s.
100 Legends Way, Boston
The oldest venue on our list and the first collegiate athletic stadium built in the United States, Harvard Stadium was constructed in 1903. Set across the Charles River from the prestigious university, the almost completely concrete structure was named a National Historical Landmark in 1987. Two of Boston’s professional sports team— the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse and Boston Breakers of Women’s Professional Soccer—have recently made the field home. Be sure to stop by for a Harvard football game in the fall, or some soccer and lax games in the spring and summer.
79 North Harvard St, Allston
The home of the Boston College Eagles football team and their zealous Superfans, Alumni stadium has one of the richest histories of Massachusetts’ many college sports venues. Though the football team struggled this past season, the Eagles consistently produce quality NFL players like Luke Kuechly and Matt Ryan. If you make it to the Heights, make sure to take a stroll around Boston College’s beautiful campus.
240 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill
The last venue on our list is the home of the Boston University Terriers. Just 11 years old, this state-of-the-art arena fits up to 7,000 screaming fans, making it a tough place to play for opponents. The BU hockey team is often one of the best in the country and won the National Championship in 2009, making them a very exciting squad to watch. Some BU basketball games, and concerts featuring bands like like Twenty One Pilots and The Cure also take place here.
926 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston