“America’s Most Beloved Ballpark” is home to the least beloved seat in baseball.
Fenway Park never billed itself as being the most accommodating venue in professional sports, but for those of you that have been to a Red Sox home game, the history, delicious food and character (usually) far outweighs the lack of luxuriousness, or even basic comfort.
Bookies.com recently determined that the worst seat in baseball is at the oldest park in the league. Despite the seat being located at Grandstand 1, row 1, seat 1, this view is far from being No. 1. As seen by the photo below (or here) the seat is directly behind one of the dozen support poles located around the park that obstruct fans’ views.
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It’s certainly not the only “bad” seat in the building. If you haven’t been to the ballpark, just looking at the Headspin Software chart shows you the amount of obstructions fans might deal with in a handful of sections.
Although you can probably see why the seat was deemed the worst, bookies.com’s algorithm was the following: A 0-10 scale was used for each of the following six categories for the 2023 season: View obstruction from seat, distance from home plate, plate/seat angle, exposure to sun, rain and weather elements, proximity to concessions and restrooms and overall comfort. This seat at Fenway scored a 17 out of a possible 60.