Best Seats at Fenway Park – Boston Red Sox

The best seats for Boston Red Sox games at Fenway Park are a matter of perspective. Are you looking for the best view, or the cheapest seats? Want to get autographs, or catch a baseball? Maybe you have an important client or date you’re trying to impress. Or maybe, you’re just trying to survive a night at the ballpark with your children. We’ve been there in each of these situations, so whatever your circumstances may be, we dig in below.

Sections with the Best View at Fenway Park

Our longer article “Best View at Fenway Park” has additional recommendations, but we summarize below.

Recommended – Field Box 21-76

Although tickets will set you back from $100 to $250 online, the opportunity to sit so close to the action in an historic ballpark may be worth it. Use one of the latest coupon codes to score a discount. Seats closer to home will cost a bit more. Sections 21-32 down the first base line, are among the best seats for a Boston Red Sox game. Not only are they close to the Sox dugout, but the Green Monster is in your line of site for the entire game.

Best Seats at Fenway Park stare out onto the Green Monster all day
Field Box down the first base line offers arguably the best view at Fenway Park

Avoid – Obstructed View

Although Fenway Park is a small, intimate setting, THERE ARE MANY OBSTRUCTED VIEW SEATS that you’ll want to avoid if you’re looking for the best view.

Grandstand Sections 11-12 and 26-29 – High Rows

In higher rows, poles will block a view to part of the field – including the pitcher, batter, or bases.

Loge Box Seats, rows AA-CC

These seats have a walkway right in front, with pedestrian traffic throughout the game. You’re better off sitting a few rows back.

Best seats at Fenway Park are those that do not have Poles and walkways obstructing views
Some lower level seats are obstructed by poles or walkways at Fenway Park.

Best Value for Red Sox games

Lower Bleacher Sections 34-43:

First, to clarify, the seats are no longer bleachers, but standard folding seats with armrest and back.  Sections span from center field to right field.  Although not the very best view, these do get you into a classic sold-out ballpark, with no obstructed views and without busting the budget. We’ve found bleacher tickets for as little as $11 online. The bleachers do have a reputation for being rowdy, but with the high cost of tickets lately, a broader mix of fans are sitting in these sections because it’s a great value.


Right Field Box 95-97:

Very comparable to the more pricey Loge Box, but without the high traffic risk or the obstructed views of the Outfield Grandstand just behind these sections. These are just a little further down the right field line, but go for about $50 on Ticket Network (about half what you pay in adjacent sections).

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Best Seats for Families at Fenway Park

Note that children 2 and under do not require a ticket.

RECOMMENDED

Grandstand Section 32:

Alcohol is not sold nor allowed to be consumed in this section (along with Section 33). Additionally, most seats here are covered by the upper deck, offering some protection from the sun and rain. There is a pole in this section, so there’s a chance you’ll have an obstructed view here – which may not be an issue for a younger child that is not that into the game anyway. Additionally, rows 8 and higher may have obstructed views of fly balls while they’re in the air.

Grandstand Sections 5-31:

Most seats will be covered by the upper deck, providing protection from the elements. However, there will be obstructed view seats in these sections. We recommend that once you have identified seats you like, check them on Precise Seating.com to determine if you’ll be obstructed.


AVOID

Upper Bleachers 36-43:

The price on these seats (as low as $11) is very tempting, especially when paying full price for your child’s ticket. Be warned that the action is so far away from these DEEP Right Center Field seats that it may not hold your own attention, let alone a child’s.


Best Seats for The Social Scene at Fenway

Some would argue that the entire ballpark is a social scene. If you’ve been there, it’s hard to argue against that.

Dell EMC Club 1-6 & Pavilion Club (PC 2-12, HPPC 1-5):

Some of the best seats for a Boston Red Sox game, these sections offer access to private clubs that stay open a little after the game, and also offer in-seat beverage service.

As illustrated below, the EMC Club is on press-box level, offering a great view of the action.  There are only a few rows in this area, giving it an exclusive feel.  You’re most likely to find these tickets available on Stub Hub, being resold by season-ticket holders who cannot use them.

EMC Club offers one of the best views at Fenway Park
 

Bleachers:

Though not as rowdy as in the old days, the lower cost of these tickets make these an attractive option for college students and young professionals alike. They can be found for as little as $11 on Vivid Seats.

AVOID – Alcohol-Free Sections 32-33:

Alcohol is not sold, nor allowed to be consumed, in these sections down the left field line near the Green Monster.


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Dell Technologies Club 1-6:

In addition to offering one of the best views in the ballpark, these padded seats also offer access to the Dell Technologies Club, an elegant VIP clubhouse located on the first level behind homeplate. We’ve found tickets for about $350 available on the secondary market. More info is available on the Red Sox official site.

State Street Pavilion Club/Home Plate Pavilion Club:

With tickets running around $200 online, they have a slightly higher view than the Dell Technologies Club.  These tickets come with the convenience of in-seat food and beverage service, padded seating, and access to a private lounge.  


Dugout Seats D9-80:

Not only do these seats offer an extremely close view of the action, they also include access to the Ford Clubhouse, a private bar which is a good place to enjoy food before or during the game.  You’ll be sitting within the first 3 rows of the action – so there’s a good chance you’ll hear some of the action.


AVOID


Although getting tickets to a Sox game is impressive enough, if you want to seal the deal, you may want to avoid the Upper Bleachers 36-43.  These seats out in deep right field are far from action, with some seats obstructed by scoreboard


Fenway Park’s Best Sections for Getting a Baseball

RECOMMENDED


Monster Sections M1-10, Right Field Box 87-93, Landsdowne Street:

The place to be during batting practice (or games) to catch home runs. Gates open 2 hours before game time on weekends, and 90 minutes before game time on Monday thru Thursday. Red Sox batting practice will run from 2.5 hours before game time to roughly 1-hour,40-minutes (100 minutes) before, with visitors BP running from 90 minutes through 45 minutes prior to game time. Be sure to get in early to get a home run ball.

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Loge Box 150-163, Right Field Box 93-97:

These sections are in foul territory down the left and right field lines, and the ideal spot to get foul pops.


AVOID

Grandstand sections, rows 8 & higher:

Because these are tucked back beneath the upper decks, balls just don’t make their way back here.

For more tips on catching a ball at Fenway Park, be sure to read our top tips for catching a ball at an MLB game!


Best Seats for Getting Autographs at Fenway Park

Field Box sections 1AA – 20, and 70-82 (front row):

Best Seats for getting autographs at Fenway Park
Fans get visitors autographs at section 82 at Fenway Park

These are the best places to get autographs of the teams during their batting practice. The best time to get Sox autographs is from the time the gates open until 90 minutes before game time.  The best best seats for Boston Red Sox autographs are sections 1AA-20…so head straight there after gates open and find players lingering around.

Get visitor’s autographs around Sections 70-82, while the players are out for stretching and batting practice from 45-90 minutes before the game. You don’t necessarily need a seat in these sections to be there during batting practice, but beware that the ushers may ask you to leave if you don’t have a ticket for the section, especially as batting practice ends.


Bleachers Sections 40-43, Right Field Box 87:

Adjacent the bullpens. Make your way down to the front row, and ask a player (in a friendly manner) that is not too busy to increase your chances. Players typically are allowed to sign any time up to 45 minutes before game time, so be sure to get there early.


Autograph Alley

Before every home game, a former Red Sox player, coach, or personality signs autographs in the Jersey Street Team Store on Yawkey Way – essentially on the 3rd Base side of the field.


Fenway Park’s unique seats

Green Monster Sections 1-10:

Among the most unique seats in all of baseball, and perhaps the best seats for a Boston Red Sox game, there are only 269 of these available for each game. At 315 ft from home plate, you literally feel you are on top of the action – because you are! These tickets are very hard to get, but Stub Hub typically has a handful. You’ll definitely pay a premium ($200+), but it is well worth it to sit in the most unique seats in the arguably most unique ballpark. The only drawbacks from up here are no view of the Green Monster itself, and you;ll lose visibility of fly balls to the left field warning track, but these are minor compared to the experience.

Best Seats for Boston Red Sox Game: View from the Green Monster
Some of the best seats at Fenway Park: You’re on top of the action when you’re on top of the Green Monster


Right Field Box 93:

This section is right by the Pesky Pole in right field; the seats actually face center field, so you will be looking to your left for pretty much the entire game. Thankfully, they don’t build them like this anymore.

Pesky Pole seats at Fenway Park
Right field seats point towards center field. (photo credit: SeatData.com)

Steve

Steve Novak is a corporate quant jock by day, and freelance writer and founder of Sports Infotainment, LLC in his spare time. His opinions are just that - however, probably based in a lot of analytics. He can be reached at SteveN@bestballparkseats.com

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