Fenway says "Welcome home!"

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

September 29, 2019.

Twenty months...to the day.

Mookie Betts (you remember him, right?) scored all the way from first on a Rafael Devers single that night to give the Red Sox a 5-4 walk-off win against the Orioles, closing out the 2019 season. Little did anyone know then that by March of 2020 we would find ourselves in the middle of a global pandemic that would keep Fenway without fans for the 2020 season, and lessened capacity for 2021.

Until today.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox

Lousy weather kept the crowd well below a sellout, but the mood in the ballpark was like that of a family reunion in which you actually like everyone!

Red Sox president and CEO Sam Kennedy said prior to the game that they were expecting about 25,000 fans for Saturday's game, pending the weather which had shortened Friday night's game to just 5.5 innings.

Prior to today, the highest attendance total for a game in 2021 had been 9374.

With the Astros and Blue Jays coming to town June 8-14, and the Yankees following June 25-27, expect a full house to be the norm once again.

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