If you think the Green Monster is big? Wait until you see this.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Fenway Sports Management and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced Tuesday that Fenway Park will host “Big Air At Fenway” on Feb. 11-12, 2016.
The special event is a stop on the U.S. Grand Prix big air snowboarding and freeskiing tour, where Olympic athletes compete in big air events. That means a massive, 140-foot-high snow ramp — one that stands 7 feet taller than the light towers above the Green Monster — will be plopped right in the middle of Fenway Park.
“‘Big Air at Fenway’ is the latest in our efforts to bring dynamic and exciting events into Fenway Park for our fans and community all year round,” FSM president Sam Kennedy said Tuesday. “This type of event is a first-of-its-kind for the ballpark and provides will appeal to a younger and broader audience at Fenway Park.”
A number of elite athletes will participate in the event, including Olympic slopestyle skiing gold medalist Joss Christensen, slopestyle snowboarding Olympic champion Sage Kotsenburg and Olympic snowboarder Ty Walker.
The event will air live on NBC Sports Network, with the snowboarding events taking place Feb. 11 and the freeskiing events happening Feb. 12. Tickets will go on sale Nov. 12, and more information about the event can be found at redsox.com/bigair.
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