Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO Boston Convention & Exhibition Center June 14 -16, 2015

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Boston for Sports Lovers

Boston for Sports Lovers

by Mary Purdey, SLA New England Secretary and Tom Clark

Boston is a BIG sports town so there’s lots to see and do.  If you can’t make it to these highlights, but don’t want to miss the sports news while you’re away, tune in to either of our local sports stations: 93.7, WEEI FM or 98.5, the SportsHub.

  • Fenway Park is the oldest ball park in the MLB and the home of the Red Sox. Located in Boston’s Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood, the Park opened in 1912, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. Tours of Fenway Park are offered year round. They last 60 minutes and start at the top of the hour. Fenway Park is accessible by Boston’s public transit system (the T). You can take the T to the Kenmore or Fenway stops on the Green Line.
  • TD Garden is the home arena for both the Bruins and the Celtics. The Garden is located directly above North Station, a stop on the MBTA’s Green Line, and a major commuting hub. A bronze statue of Bobby Orr (one of the Bruins most famous players) was unveiled outside of the Garden in 2010. The Garden is also home to The Sports Museum which has exhibits on the history of Boston Sports. Tours of the TD Garden are given through The Sports Museum at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM and are included in the museum admission. Tours run from the end of the Bruins and Celtics seasons through Labor Day Weekend. **The Sports Museum is closed on June 12th and 16th.**
  • Gillette Stadium is located in Foxboro, MA (35 minute drive from Boston) is home to both the New England Patriots and the New England Revolution soccer team. The Revolution has a home game on June 13th at 7:30pm.
  • The Basketball Hall of Fame is located in the city of Springfield, MA (90 minute drive from Boston). There are several hotels in the area as well as numerous restaurants.
  • Boston is also home to the Boston Marathon, which is held annually on the third Monday of every April. If you want to visit Copley Square to see the Marathon finish line in person, you can take the Green Line to Copley Square.
  • Boston is home to the Head of the Charles Regatta, a rowing race held annually in October. The Head of the Charles Charity Program has raised thousands of dollars for charity since its inception in 1998.
  • Two sports statues commemorate Boston Celtics heroes Red Auerbach (Coach and GM from 1960-2006) at Fanueil Hall and Bill Russell (legendary player and activist) at City Hall.
  • Two sports bars to check out are The Fours near TD Garden and McGreevy’s near Fenway Park.

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