Field of Dreams

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BIG BASEBALL CROWD AT FENWAY PARK, 1924. Leslie Jones Collection, BPL Print Department.  

When the ballpark first opened, it could hold 35,000 spectators in the stands and along the edge of the field. 

Built on mudflats at a cost of $650,000, Fenway Park was constructed in 1912 for the new American League team in town, the Boston Red Sox.  

One of the smallest parks in Major League Baseball, Fenway is beloved by Sox players and fans—if not opposing teams—for its quirky architectural features, storied past, and generations of poignant memories captured within its confines.