Summer in New England isn’t far off, which means one thing: Red Sox. With the Bruins out of the playoffs and the Celtics already a couple of games into their postseason, Boston fans will soon be fully focused on the Sox.
If you’re lucky enough to have tickets to a game, you may be wondering about the best places to park for Fenway. Visiting the Cathedral of Boston can be tricky if you want to drive. We share some Red Sox parking tips below, so read on before you head down Yawkey Way.
Failing to Prepare = Preparing to Fail
There’s a reason why so many Red Sox fans flood the Green Line before and after every game – because parking for Fenway can be so tricky. The city actively encourages fans to take public transportation, and the MBTA has a page dedicated to reaching Fenway on the T.
So before you go any further, remember: parking for Fenway isn’t for the faint-hearted. If you don’t want to risk frustration and tow-truck tragedy, then just stick with the T. But for those souls brave (or foolish) enough to try to park without spending a fortune, read on and plan your course of action carefully.
A Few Options
After exhaustive research and consultation with the company’s Red Sox superfans, we’ve come up with a few great tips for Fenway parking:
- Prudential Center (10-minute walk) - The Pru advertises $16 parking for night & weekend games
- MFA (15-minute walk) - Parking for members is $14 & only $11 in the evenings; non-members will pay extra
- Meters in front of Mass Art (20-minute walk) - Look for a horseshoe with metered street parking for just $1/hour, up to 4 hours
- Burlington Avenue (5-minute walk) - Side street near Ace Tickets with free parking; spots fill up very early
- Memorial Drive (Cambridge side of the Charles, long walk) - For nice weather only, as it’s a trek across the Mass Ave or BU bridge to Fenway
- Avenue Louis Pasteur (Sundays only, 15-minute walk) - Free on-street parking for Sunday games, but the spots fill early
Did we miss any good spots to park? Share them below and let us know! Always keep in mind that there’s no shame in taking the T. Good luck, and leave us a comment to let us know how your parking experience went!