Sports Spots in Boston

Boston offers a wide variety of sporty activities for everyone.
By: Ben Breslerman
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From top sports bars and stadiums to fast-paced ski racing, Boston offers a wide variety of fun, adventurous and sporty activities and adventures for everyone.
Gillette Stadium


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Rick Stewart

As mentioned, the New England Patriots, and Gillette Stadium in particular, have seen their fair share of prosperity since the doors opened in 2002. With a capacity of just over 68,700, every seat in the stadium is angled directly toward midfield, offering an exceptional view for all the fans in attendance. Located in Foxborough, MA, about 20 miles from downtown Boston, Gillette Stadium also plays host to the MLS' New England Revolution soccer team and the University of Massachusetts Amherst football team.
Jerry Remy's Seaport
Named after former second basemen and current Red Sox color commentator Jerry Remy, the new Seaport location is one of my favorite sports bars in the country. Based on its name, it's safe to assume that the bar is located on the water, a plus in itself, as it offers up great views of the city. The most impressive part about Jerry Remy's, though? The 32-foot video wall composed of 36 HDTVs to create 1 massive screen. Talk about the ultimate fan experience. Not to mention that each booth has its own HDTV in case you don't feel like watching what's on the other 45 plasma screens spread throughout the bar. Although a bit pricey, Jerry Remy's is a great place to take in a big game with family and friends.
Nashoba Valley Ski Area
From fantastic family skiing at Loon in New Hampshire to hitting the slopes on the great terrain at Stowe Mountain in Vermont, New England is extremely well known for having some of the best ski mountains east of the Mississippi. However, most of the places you would want to visit for an intense ski session are located a few hours outside of Boston. That being said, if you're looking to find some decent skiing without having to drive far, Nashoba Valley Ski Area is the perfect place for any Bostonian in the mood to make a quick run.
Bleacher Bar
Possibly the greatest sports bar in the US — based on location alone — the Bleacher Bar is at the bottom of the "Green Monster" wall inside baseball's most historic stadium, Fenway Park. I mean, it doesn't get much better than a bar on the playing field of your favorite team. With a large, fenced-in window out in left center field, it gives fans a great view of the game while serving them great bar food and beer on tap.
Porrazzo Skating Arena
For many kids growing up in New England — especially during those long winter months — hockey plays a major role in developing their athletic abilities. After all, it's believed by many that the first organized hockey game played in the US was in New Hampshire in 1883. With ice hockey being so prevalent in New England, people are going to need a place to learn to skate, right? The Porrazzo Skating Arena is a public facility in downtown Boston that offers a wide variety of ice skating programs for people of all ages.
TD Garden


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Jared Wickerham

Replacing the original Boston Garden in 1995, TD Garden was built as a multipurpose arena and the new home of the NBA's Boston Celtics and the NHL's Boston Bruins. Although fairly new, TD Garden has been the scene of a massive amount of excitement over the past couple of decades, from Paul Pierce-led Celtics teams making the finals in 2008 and 2010 to Stanley Cup finals appearances in 2011 and 2013 for the Bruins. The old Garden may have died in 1998, but the legacy of past greats such as Larry Bird and Bill Russell lives on inside the four walls of the new one.
The Four's

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Gary Higgins

Possibly the most decorated sports bar in all of Boston (and I'm talking sports memorabilia, not awards), The Four's, located on Canal Street, was voted the best sports bar in the US by Sports Illustrated way back in 2005, and it continues to pack in loads of people on game days. Just look up, and you're guaranteed to see an autographed piece of memorabilia by someone in Boston sports lore, from Kevin McHale to Cam Neely and just about every local superstar in between. Even if you don't want to catch the game, you can just grab a quick bite and a beer while seeing a piece of the city’s history. Either way, The Four's is a must for any Boston sports fan.
Fenway Park


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Jamie Squire

Known as the oldest Major League Baseball stadium still in use, Fenway Park opened in 1912. Although there have been some minor renovations over the years, the original structure is still intact, making it one of the most historic stadiums in all of sports. The stadium itself is a must-see, even if you aren't lucky enough to score tickets to a game. From Carl "Yaz" Yastrzemski's unforgettable pennant run and Triple Crown victory to memories of "the greatest hitter who ever lived," Ted Williams, Fenway is riddled with Red Sox memorabilia and history.

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