Obstructed View Seats at Fenway Park, Home of the Boston Red Sox

Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, is arguably Major League Baseball’s most beloved ballpark. It’s old, it’s quirky, it’s historic and it’s located on the festive Yawkey Way in Boston’s Kenmore neighborhood. It's also the only ballpark in Major League Baseball with wooden seats. However, many baseball fans often aren’t too thrilled when they arrive at their seats for the game, only to find out that their view of the field is obstructed. It’s annoying and it’s happened to me before at Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts. Our staff wanted to do our best to help educate baseball fans on the worst seats at Fenway Park. Here is the breakdown.

Obstructed View Seats at Fenway Park, Home of the Boston Red Sox

There are four sources of obstructions at Fenway Park.The most popular seats at Fenway Park are the Green Monster seats so we'll start there. There are three rows of tabled seating and a standing room only area atop the Green Monster. As you can see in the photo above, sitting at a table will prohibit you from seeing certain parts of the field. Most importantly, you won't be able to see the actual Green Monster and the warning track below. This all changes, of course, if your tickets are in row 1. Row 1 in sections M1-M10 will allow you to see all parts of the field. The Green Monster seats are excellent for one game just so that you can say that you've sat atop the Green Monster. Other than that, I would always shoot for tickets in the loge boxes for Boston Red Sox home games.

 

Rows 37-40 of outfield bleacher sections 37 and 38 will also be obstructed by the scoreboard above. This could make it increasingly difficult for fans to see popups, foul balls and sometimes even home runs. Those rows are also more than 500 feet away from home plate and that distance makes it difficult for fans to feel connected to the game. 

The Pesky Pole at Fenway Park, Home of the Boston Red Sox

There are a few select seats that are obstructed by the Pesky Pole in right field, as you can see in the photo above. The right field box seats are also angled towards the field in an incredibly awkward manner rather than towards the infield. Many will agree that Fenway Park has the oddest placement of a foul pole in Major League Baseball. 

 

 

Finally, the most obvious obstructions at Fenway Park are the poles in the grandstand sections that support the upper level. The grandstand sections are on the lower level and consists of sections 1 to 33. Most of the poles are at the end of a row. Rows 1 through 4 of all grandstand sections should be avoided at all costs. Most grandstand sections have between 15 and 19 rows. There was a time when obstructed view seats were sold at a discounted price but they no longer are. If you’re purchasing your tickets from a ticket scalper, always be sure to examine your tickets for the letters “OV” which will tell you if the view of the field is obstructed from those particular seats. Boston Red Sox tickets that are purchased on Stubhub, should mention obstructed views in the ticket's listing information.

Obstructed View Seats at Fenway Park, Home of the Boston Red Sox

Here is a complete list of the obstructed view seats at Fenway Park; even those that are partially obstructed are included.

 

Grandstand Section 1

Row 1, Seat 1

Row 2, Seats 1-2

Row 3, Seat 2

Row 4, Seat 2

Row 5, Seats 2-3

Row 6, Seats 2-3

Row 7, Seats 2-4

Row 8, Seats 3-4

Row 9, Seats 3-4

Row 10, Seats 3-5

Row 11, Seats 3-5

Row 12, Seats 4-5

Row 13, Seats 4-6

Row 14, Seats 4-6

Row 15, Seats 4-6

 

 

Grandstand Section 2

Row 1, Seat 19

Row 2, Seat 20

Row 3, Seat 20

Row 4, Seat 21

Row 5, Seats 21-22

Row 6, Seats 21-22

Row 7, Seats 22-23

Row 8, Seat 23

Row 9, Seats 22-24

Row 10, Seats 23-24

Row 11, Seats 23-25

Row 12, Seats 24, 26

Row 13, Seats 24, 26

Row 14, Seats 24, 25, 27

Row 15, Seats 25, 27, 28

 

Grandstand Section 3

Row 3, Seat 25

Row 4, Seats 25-26

Row 5, Seats 25-26

Row 6, Seats 24, 26

Row 7, Seat 24-26

Row 8, Seats 24-27

Row 9, Seats 24, 26

Row 10, Seats 24, 26

Row 11, Seats 24, 26

Row 12, Seats 23, 24, 26

Row 13, Seats 23, 24, 26

Row 14, Seats 23, 24, 26, 27

Row 15, Seats 23, 26

 

Grandstand Section 4

Row 2, Seat 27

Row 3, Seats 26, 27

Row 4, Seats 25, 26

Row 5, Seats 25, 26

Row 6, Seats 24-26

Row 7, Seats 23-25

Row 8, Seats 22-25

Row 9, Seats 21, 23, 24

Row 10, Seats 20, 21, 23

Row 11, Seats 20-23

Row 12, Seats 19, 22

Row 13, Seats 18, 19, 21, 22

Row 14, Seats 18, 19, 21, 22

Row 15, Seats 18, 19, 21, 22

Row 16, Seats 17, 18, 20, 21

Row 17, Seat 17, 20, 21

 

Grandstand Section 5

Row 3, Seats 17-20

Row 4, Seats 15-17

Row 5, Seats 12-14, 18, 19

Row 6, Seats 9-14, 16, 17

Row 7, Seats 6-9, 13-15

Row 8, Seats 3-6, 11-13

Row 9, Seats 1-4, 9-12

Row 10, Seats 1, 7-10

Row 11, Seats 5-8

Row 12, Seats 5-7, 25-27

Row 13, Seats 1-5, 22-25

Row 14, Seats 1-3, 21-24

Row 15, Seats 1,2, 18-22

Row 16, Seats 16-20

Row 17, Seats 13-17

 

Grandstand Section 6

Row 4, Seat 21

Row 5, Seats 18-20

Row 6, Seats 15-17, 21

Row 7, Seats 12-15, 19-21

Row 8, Seats 8-11, 16-18

Row 9, Seats 5-8, 14-16

Row 10, Seats 2-5, 11-14

Row 11, Seats 1,2, 9-12

Row 12, Seats 7-10

Row 13, Seats 5-7

Row 14, Seats 2-5

Row 15, Seats 1-3

 

Grandstand Section 7

Row 1, Seats 7-10

Row 2, Seats 4-8

Row 3, Seats 1-6

Row 4, Seats 2-3

Row 5, Seat 1

Row 6, Seats 23-25

Row 7, Seats 20-22, 26

Row 8, Seats 17-19, 24-26

Row 9, Seats 15-17, 22-24

Row 10, Seats 12-14, 20-22

Row 11, Seats 10, 11, 18-21

Row 12, Seats 7-9, 17-19

Row 13, Seats 4-6, 15-17

Row 14, Seats 2-4, 13-15

Row 15, Seats 1, 11-13

Row 16, Seats 9-12

Row 17, Seats 7-9

 

Grandstand Section 8

Row 1, Seats 9-10

Row 2, Seats 6-9

Row 3, Seats 3-7

Row 4, Seats 1, 2, 4, 5

Row 5, Seats 2,3

Row 6, Seats 1,2

Row 7, Seats 25, 26

Row 8, Seat 21

Row 9, Seats 19, 20, 26

Row 10, Seats 16-18, 24-26

Row 11, Seats 13-16, 23-25

Row 12, Seats 11-14, 21-23

Row 13, Seats 9-11, 19-22

Row 14, Seats 6-9, 18-20

Row 15, Seats 4-7, 16-19

Row 16, Seatss 3-5, 15-17

Row 17, Seats 1-3, 13-16

 

Grandstand Section 9

Row 1, Seats 8-10

Row 2, Seats 6-9

Row 3, Seats 5,7

Row 4, Seats 1-3, 5, 6

Row 5, Seats 3-5

Row 6, Seats 2-3

Row 7, Seats 1-2

Row 13, Seats 14-16

Row 14, Seats 13-15

Row 15, Seats 10-14

Row 16, Seats 9-12

Row 17, Seats 9-12

 

Grandstand Section 10

Row 5, Seats 12-13

Row 6, Seats 2-5, 10-12

Row 7, Seats 8-10, 13

Row 8, Seats 6-9, 12-13

Row 9, Seats 4-7, 11-12

Row 10, Seats 2-5, 10-12

Row 11, Seats 1-3, 9-11

Row 12, Seats 1, 8-10

Row 13, Seats 6-9

Row 14, Seats 5-8

Row 15, Seats 4-7

Row 16, Seats 3-6

Row 17, Seats 2-5

 

Grandstand Section 11

Row 1, Seats 5-7

Row 2, Seats 4-6

Row 3, Seats 2-5

Row 4, Seat 1

Row 5, Seats 2-3

Row 6, Seats 1-2

Row 7, Seat 1

Row 11, Seat 20

Row 12, Seats 18-20

Row 13, Seats 17-19

Row 14, Seats 16-18

Row 15, Seats 14-15

Row 16, Seats 13-15

Row 17, Seats 11-14

 

Grandstand Section 12

Row 1, Seats 11-13

Row 2, Seats 11-12

Row 3, Seats 9-11

Row 4, Seats 7-11

Row 5, Seats 6, 7, 10

Row 6, Seats 5, 6, 9, 10

Row 7, Seats 3-5, 8-9

Row 8, Seats 2-3, 7-8

Row 9, Seats 1-2, 6-8

Row 10, Seats 1, 6-7

Row 11, Seats 5-6

Row 12, Seats 4-5

Row 13, Seats 3-5

Row 14, Seats 2-4

Row 15, Seats 1-2

Row 16, Seats 1-3

Row 17, Seats 1-2

 

Grandstand Section 13

Row 1, Seats 16-17, 19

Row 2, Seats 15-16, 18-19

Row 3, Seats 14-15, 18

Row 4, Seats 14, 17-18

Row 5, Seats 12-13, 16-17

Row 6, Seats 11-12, 16-17

Row 7, Seats 10-11, 15-17

Row 8, Seats 9-10, 15-16

Row 9, Seats 8-9, 15-16

Row 10, Seats 7-8, 14-16

Row 11, Seats 6-8, 14-15

Row 12, Seats 4-6, 13-14

Row 13, Seats 3-5, 12-13

Row 14, Seats 3-5, 13

Row 15, Seats 2-4, 12-13

Row 16, Seats 1-3, 12-13

Row 17, Seats 1, 2, 12-13

 

Grandstand Section 14

Row 3, Seat 26

Row 4, Seats 24-26

Row 5, Seats 24-25

Row 6, Seats 23-24, 27

Row 7, Seats 23-24, 28

Row 8, Seats 22-23, 27-28

Row 9, Seats 21-22, 27-28

Row 10, Seats 20-22, 27-28

Row 11, Seats 19-21, 27-28

Row 12, Seats 18-20, 26-28

Row 13, Seats 14-16, 23-24

Row 14, Seats 9-11, 18-20

Row 15, Seats 3-4, 12-13

 

Grandstand Section 15

Row 4, Seat 24

Row 5, Seat 23-24

Row 6, Seats 23

Row 7, Seats 22-23

Row 8, Seats 21-22

Row 9, Seat 21

Row 10, Seat 20

Row 11, Seat 20

Row 12, Seats 19, 20

Row 13, Seats 18-19

Row 14, Seats 17-18

Row 15, Seat 17

Row 16, Seatss 16-17

Row 17, Seats 15-17

Row 18, Seats 15-16

Row 19, Seats 14-16

 

Grandstand Section 16

Row 2, Seat 26

Row 3, Seat 26

Row 4, Seat 26

Row 5, Seat 26

Row 6, Seat 25

Row 7, Seat 25

Row 8, Seat 25

Row 9, Seat 25

Row 10, Seats 24-25

Row 11, Seats 24-25

Row 12, Seats 24-25

Row 13, Seats 24-25

Row 14, Seats 24-25

Row 15, Seats 22-24

Row 16, Seat 23

Row 17, Seats 22-23

Row 18, Seats 22-23

Row 19, Seat 22

 

Grandstand Section 17

Row 7, Seat 1

Row 8, Seat 1

Row 9, Seat 1

Row 10, Seat 1-2

Row 11, Seat 1-2

Row 12, Seat 2

Row 13, Seat 1-3

Row 14, Seat 2-3

Row 15, Seat 2-3

 

Grandstand Section 18

Row 2, Seat 5

Row 3, Seats 5-6

Row 4, Seats 5-6

Row 5, Seats 5-6

Row 6, Seats 5-7

Row 7, Seats 5-7

Row 8, Seats 5-7

Row 9, Seats 5-6

Row 10, Seats 5-6

Row 11, Seats 5-6

Row 12, Seats 6

Row 13, Seat 6

Row 14, Seat 6

 

Grandstand Section 20

Row 2, Seat 1

Row 3, Seat 1

Row 4, Seat 1

Row 5, Seats 1-2

Row 6, Seats 1-2

Row 7, Seats 1-2

Row 8, Seats 1-2

Row 9, Seats 1-2

Row 10, Seats 1-2

Row 11, Seats 1-2

Row 12, Seats 1-2

Row 13, Seats 1-2

Row 14, Seats 1-2

Row 15, Seats 1-2

Row 16, Seats 1-2

Row 17, Seats 1-2

Row 18, Seats 1-2

 

Grandstand Section 22

Row 2, Seat 1

Row 3, Seat 1

Row 4, Seat 1

Row 5, Seat 1

Row 6, Seat 1

Row 7, Seats 1-2

Row 8, Seats 1-2

Row 9, Seats 1-2

Row 10, Seats 1-2

Row 11, Seats 1-2

Row 12, Seats 1-2

Row 13, Seats 1-2

Row 14, Seats 1-2

Row 15, Seats 1-2

Row 16, Seats 1-2

Row 17, Seat 1

Row 18, Seat 1

 

Grandstand Section 23

Row 2, Seats 16-17

Row 3, Seats 16-17

Row 4, Seats 16-17

Row 5, Seats 16-18

Row 6, Seats 16-18

Row 7, Seats 16-19

Row 8, Seats 16-19

Row 9, Seats 16-17, 19

Row 10, Seats 16-17, 20

Row 11, Seats 16-17, 19-20

Row 12, Seats 16-20

Row 13, Seats 16-17, 20-21

Row 14, Seats 16-17, 19-21

 

Grandstand Section 24

Row 8, Seat 30

Row 9, Seat 30

Row 10, Seat 30

Row 11, Seats 30-31

Row 12, Seats 30-31

Row 13, Seats 30-31

Row 14, Seats 30-32

 

Grandstand Section 25

Row 2, Seat 1

Row 3, Seat 1

Row 4, Seats 1-2

Row 5, Seats 1-2

Row 6, Seats 1-2

Row 7, Seat 2

Row 8, Seat 2

Row 9, Seat 2

Row 10, Seat 2

Row 11, Seats 2-3

Row 12, Seats 2-3

Row 13, Seats 2-3

Row 14, Seats 2-3

Row 15, Seats 2-3

Row 16, Seats 2-3

Row 17, Seats 3-5

Row 18, Seats 3-5

 

Grandstand Section 26

Row 2, Seats 1-2

Row 3, Seats 1-3

Row 4, Seats 1, 3-4

Row 5, Seats 1-2, 4-5

Row 6, Seats 1-2, 4-5

Row 7, Seats 1-2, 5

Row 8, Seats 1-2, 5-6

Row 9, Seats 1-2, 6-7

Row 10, Seats 1-2, 7-8

Row 11, Seats 1-2, 7-8

Row 12, Seats 2, 8-9

Row 13, Seats 2-3, 8-10

Row 14, Seats 2-3, 9-11

Row 15, Seats 2-3, 9-11

Row 16, Seats 2-3, 10-12

Row 17, Seats 2-3, 10-12

Row 18, Seats 2-3, 11-13

 

Grandstand Section 27

Row 2, Seats 2-3

Row 3, Seats 2-5

Row 4, Seats 2-3, 5-6

Row 5, Seats 3-4, 6-9

Row 6, Seats 3-4, 7-9

Row 7, Seats 4-5, 8-10

Row 8, Seats 4-5, 10-11

Row 9, Seats 5-6, 11-12

Row 10, Seats 5-6, 12-14

Row 11, Seats 5-7, 13-15

Row 12, Seats 6-7, 14-16

Row 13, Seats 7-8, 15-18

Row 14, Seats 7-8, 16-18

Row 15, Seats 7-8, 18-20

Row 16, Seats 7-8, 18-21

Row 17, Seats 8-9, 20-21

Row 18, Seats 9-10, 21

 

Grandstand Section 28

Row 7, Seat 6

Row 8, Seat 7

Row 9, Seat 8

Row 10, Seat 9

Row 11, Seats 9-10

Row 12, Seats 10-11

Row 13, Seats 1, 11-12

Row 14, Seats 1-2, 12-13

Row 15, Seats 10-11

 

Grandstand Section 29

Row 1, Seat 1

Row 2, Seats 1-2

Row 3, Seats 1-2

Row 4, Seat 2

Row 5, Seats 2-3

Row 6, Seats 2-3

Row 7, Seats 2-4

Row 8, Seats 3-4

Row 9, Seats 3-4

Row 10, Seats 3-5

Row 11, Seats 4-5

Row 12, Seats 4-6

Row 13, Seats 5-6

Row 14, Seats 5-6

Row 15, Seats 6-7

Row 16, Seats 6-7

Row 17, Seats 6-7

Row 18, Seats 7-8

 

Grandstand Section 30

Row 8, Seat 2

Row 9, Seats 2-3

Row 10, Seats 3-4

Row 11, Seats 3-5

Row 12, Seats 4-5

Row 13, Seats 5-6

Row 14, Seats 6-7

Row 15, Seats 7-8

Row 16, Seats 7-9

Row 17, Seats 8-9

Row 18, Seats 9-10

 

Grandstand Section 31

Row 8, Seats 1, 3-4

Row 9, Seats 1, 4-5

Row 10, Seats 1, 2, 5-6

Row 11, Seats 2-3, 6-7

Row 12, Seats 2-3, 7-8

Row 13, Seats 3-4, 8-9

Row 14, Seats 3-5, 9-10

Row 15, Seats 4-5, 10-11

Row 16, Seats 4-6, 11-12

Row 17, Seats 5-77, 12-13

Row 18, Seats 13-14

 

Grandstand Section 32

Row 8, Seats 3, 6-7

Row 9, Seats 4, 7-8

Row 10, Seats 4-5, 8-10

Row 11, Seats 6-8, 10-11

Row 12, Seats 6-8, 11-13

Row 13, Seats 6-7, 12-14

Row 14, Seats 8, 14-15

Row 15, Seat 17

Row 16, Seats 7-9, 14-15

Row 17, Seats 17-18

Row 18, Seats 17-18

 

Grandstand Section 33

Row 4, Seat 1

Row 5, Seats 1-4

Row 6, Seats 3-5

Row 7, Seats 4, 6-7

Row 8, Seats 5-6, 8-9

Row 9, Seat 6

Row 10, Seat 7

 

We hope that you've found this information to be useful. Also, don't forget to read our seating reviews for Fenway Park at the link below for additional insight and advice. 

 

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