Saturday, December 21, 2013

Day 265: Football at Friendly Fenway!

Here's something pretty cool... Fenway Park will host its first football game in over four decades on November 21, 2015. The game will pit hometown Boston College against Notre Dame under the lights and NBC will carry the match. Football hasn't been played at friendly Fenway since the Patriots (then the Boston Patriots) hosted their last contest there in 1968.

Fenway isn't just for baseball these days. Many a concert has been held there over the last several years including Bruce Springsteen, The Police and Aerosmith to name a few. But the real draw during the baseball offseason is the hockey.

In 2010, the third annual NHL Winter Classic was held on the grounds of Fenway on New Years Day. The Boston Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 in overtime. The Winter Classic has now morphed into a college-based series called Frozen Fenway. Each year this annual series features hockey teams from local and regional colleges and universities, including many Hockey East teams.

Some one of these days I'm going to make it to a concert and Fenway or this Frozen Fenway thing—although sitting in Fenway during the winter months seems like it would be a tad chilly. I guess if it's not chilly, there will be no ice! Regardless, I bet it's a ton of fun! For all you Maine alums, the Black Bears will be playing Boston University on January 11th at 6:30pm.

I attempted a concert once... The Police played the day after my birthday in 2007 and I desperately wanted to go but I just couldn't pull the trigger on the tickets. How do tickets sell out so damn fast? It boggles my mind!

With so many weird corners and support posts in Fenway, I have to wonder how much of the hockey rink (or football field) will be obstructed from view. Still... it's Fenway and that in itself is reason enough to go!

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