Boston may be known for its clam chowder or beautiful landscapes, but in addition to these, Boston is home to many amazing sports experiences. If you are traveling to Boston or live in the city and haven’t yet experienced these brilliant attractions, here is a ranking to make sure you don’t miss the best attractions.
New England’s four major sports teams (Bruins, Red Sox, Patriots and Revolution) were among the top teams in their respective leagues, meaning sports has been a largely celebrated culture in Boston through most generations and they are not short of historical attractions.
Visiting the home of the green monster. Fenway Park is possibly the most famous major league baseball stadium in the world, and was definitely the first. Attending a tour or watching a game, the stadium is a must when in Boston, even if you aren’t a Red Sox fan.
Home of the Boston Celtics and Bruins, TD Gardens is a multi-purpose sporting arena with an excellent sports museum and another must see spot. The arena has hosted multiple prestigious sporting events, such as the 1996 NHL All-Star Game, the 2008 NBA Finals; the 2011, 2013 and the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals.
Boston is not only renowned for supporting their own teams. If you thought the fans were rowdy during the Super Bowl or World series, wait till you attend NBC’s Premier League Morning’s Live Fan Festival, over by Fenway Park. With the Premier League attracting over 31 million viewers all around the world, Boston does not miss out on the excitement of European Football, as they now have their own team which plays football matches in the MLS.
Let’s not forget the famous Boston Marathon. If you find yourself in Boston on the third Monday in April, then don’t miss this popular sporting event. The marathon has been an annual event that began in 1897 with 15 participants and now attracts an average of 30,000 participants each year entering to run roughly 26.2 miles. Whether you enter or just support those who do, you won’t want to miss it.
Supporting the teams is a big part of sporting culture, but so is the tradition of going to a bar after your team wins, or even if they lose. Boston is not short on sports bars for those dedicated fans who continue the experience even after the whistle has blown. The bars are complete with an authentic fan experience, so even if you aren’t in the stadium, the atmosphere is much the same, minus the hefty cost of a ticket.