What makes Opening Day at Fenway Park so special?
Is it seeing the emerald green field? Hearing the crowds cheer from the stands? Does it serve as a marker for better, warmer days to come? Or maybe it reminds you of your very first time at Fenway Park, sharing the memory with family and friends?
This year, we know it will be a home opener like no other. Thursday will mark the first time in more than a year when fans will be able to watch in person since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down sports venues last spring.
The Boston Red Sox will host the Baltimore Orioles for a stadium at just 12 percent capacity, or about 4,500 people. Contactless payment options will line the concession stands. Unassigned seats will be zip-tied off. Masks will be required, of course.
But the magic (and nostalgia) of Opening Day remains. Whether you will be attending in person or just watching the game from home, Opening Day has us longing for some of our favorite ballpark memories.
Tell us about your favorite Opening Day experience, your very first trip to Fenway Park, or an unforgettable game that you’ll be telling for years to come.
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