Boston is undeniably a sports town. Ever since the Boston Red Stockings scored their first run in 1871, the city’s devotion to baseball has raged to a nearly religious fervour. There’s no shortage of Patriots football (patriots.com), Bruins ice hockey (bruins.nhl.com) or Celtics basketball (nba.com/celtics) fans either. Baseball is treated with reverence in Boston, so it’s appropriate that the city’s team, the Red Sox (redsox.com), plays in one of the country’s most celebrated ballparks, Fenway Park. Though they compete in a stadium a long drive away, seeing a Patriots game live is a rare treat for non-season ticket holders. Both the Celtics and Bruins light up massive TDBanknorth Garden, a stadium in Boston’s West End.

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