“In 100 years, I hope a celebration like this is happening again.” City Council President Stephen Murphy is referring to the centennial celebration of Fenway Park which officially happened on April 20th but is continuing all season long. The City Council is contributing to the celebrations by declaring April 25th, 2012 Fenway Park Day in the City of Boston. Council President Murphy will present members of the Fenway Park organization with an official resolution during the city council meeting at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.
“This gives the City and fans another chance to remember what Fenway Park means to them. If you’ve lived in Boston for any length of time, I guarantee that you have created at least one fond memory in this ballpark. My first memories of the ballpark were at age 10 during the days of Yaz, Tony C, Rico, and Lonborg. I remember catching a foul ball off of the bat of catcher Jerry Moses. Back then, Fenway Park was larger than life. Now, over 40 years later, it remains so. It is so unique so distinctive, and so extraordinary. It is synonymous with our city.” In 1999, the City Council recognized the importance of this most recognizable of Boston’s landmarks and its location, walking distance for many who live and work in Boston. At the time there was some support for building a new ballpark, including from the former team owners. The Council said no. Murphy emphasizes, “We supported saving the current ballpark and history has proven us right.” As a reminder, the council meeting time was changed to 12:30 p.m. this week. As always, it is open to the public.