Sports in Boston: Compare and Save
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VroomVroomVroom can help you book a Boston rental car, so you can enjoy the sporting atmosphere as there are few American cities which take their sports teams as seriously as does Boston, and no more loyal fans can be found anywhere. The proof of this loyalty has been, tragically, the length of many fans' suffering between championship seasons!
First, of course, are the Boston Red Sox, one of the original member teams (1901) of Major League Baseball's American League. Boston hosted and won the first World Series in 1903, winning several more Series titles through 1918. And then... the Red Sox did not win the World Series again for another 86 years, until 2004. Many generations of diehard Red Sox fans were born, lived and died without seeing their team win the Series. A testament to team loyalty, if ever there was one. The Sox play in revered Fenway Park - built in 1912 and now the oldest stadium still in use in any of the major league professional sports in America. It is hallowed ground to Red Sox fans, and an intimate venue for a baseball game, compared to the new mega-stadiums springing up in every other city.
If it's American football you want, then Boston offers you the New England Patriots. Not just a Boston team, but the one football team for fans in the six-state New England region. The Patriots play in the new Gillette Stadium (which is also used by the Major League Soccer team, the New England Revolution), and have been a powerhouse in the NFL, winning three Super Bowls in the last decade.
Two other storied Boston sports teams are the National Basketball Association (NBA) Boston Celtics, and the National Hockey League (NHL) Boston Bruins. Both of these teams play in the TD Garden, a modern arena erected on the site of the venerable old Boston Garden. The Bruins won the 2011 Stanley Cup. The Celtics have won 17 NBA championships - more than any other team... but not lately.