Just like during the regular season, there’ll be no silent night at Fenway this New Year’s Eve.
For one night only, the Boston Red Sox will transform Fenway Park into the place to ring in the New Year. The event, “New Year’s Eve at Fenway Park,” will run from 5-10 p.m. on Dec. 31st and will feature skating on the NHL-regulation ice surface laid across the infield and access to the “Monster Sled,” a 20-foot-high sledding ramp that runs from the Green Monster to the outfield bullpens.
As part of Citi Frozen Fenway 2014, Red Sox executive vice president/COO Sam Kennedy invited families from across the region to join in the festivities.
“We have the opportunity this year, with an ice rink on the field, to welcome families from all over New England on New Year?s Eve,” Kennedy said. “We are also bringing in a unique ?Monster Sled? in the outfield that will add to the fun of the event.?
The last three World Series trophies — 2004, 2007 and 2013 — will be on display at field level and will be available for photographs, as will the areas around the warning track and dugouts. The real highlight, though, comes in the form of concessions: In addition to the regular baseball fare of steaming Fenway Franks and grilled Italian sausages perfect for cold winter nights, kids will receive free hot chocolate in the State Street Pavilion and EMC Club.
As heavy crowds are expected, fans are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance ($40 per person at redsox.com/newyears), at which time they’ll be able to schedule some time to skate on the ice. Fans can also book personal suites complete with dinner and their own personal time on the ice by calling 617-226-6888.