Views from the Dugout: New Jim Beam Dugout Offers Best Seats in Fenway
The Green Monster has officially been dethroned as the coolest spot to catch a Red Sox game in Fenway Park.
Unveiled for the 2018 season, the brand-new Jim Beam Dugout brings guests as close to the action as physically possible with the first and only field level private space in the ballpark. Built for groups of 25 guests and ideal for entertaining employees or charming clients, the dugout seats are adjacent to the Sox own dugout along the first base line. (You’re practically rubbing elbows with Pedroia!)
But the fun begins long before the first pitch. In addition to three parking passes in the exclusive Red Sox Players Lot (minus weekday day games), your VIP lanyard grants you a guided private pre-game tour of America’s most beloved ballpark, including a walk out on the field during batting practice. Gab about the greats with lessons on legends from Carl Yastrzemski to David “Big Papi” Ortiz, recap the 2004 World Series win that ended the Curse of the Bambino, and see the lone red seat up in the stands that symbolizes the longest home run hit in Fenway by Ted Williams in 1946.
And if traveling through time worked up an appetite, you’re in luck; the package also includes a pre-game meal in the Royal Rooters Club, the private dining club usually reserved for season ticket holders. Enjoy light bites and sip specialty cocktails from the rotating menu. (The Tampa Bay Rays matchup menu on April 8 included chowder, steak tips, asparagus, roasted chicken and potatoes, nachos, and chili). Like the rest of the park, the club is full of Sox memorabilia and relics, like a 1927 game ball signed by Babe Ruth.
Once the game is gearing up, head down to your Jim Beam Dugout digs and grab a cushioned stool seat along the wooden bar. You don’t need to ask someone to buy you some peanuts and Cracker Jacks because the bar is stocked with snacks and cotton candy. Your dedicated Red Sox host will also check in each inning with complimentary Jim Beam canned cocktails, Boston Beer Co. brews, water, or Coca-Cola drinks.
Packed with plenty of perks, the Jim Beam Dugout is nothing without the ground-level views of the game. Where else can you chat casually with Red Sox first base coach Tom Goodwin while watching the Sox come back in the eighth inning for an 8-7 win?
The Jim Beam Dugout is an unforgettable experience that brings the best of Boston to locals and out-of-towners alike. If you’re looking for the best in client entertainment, you can’t beat the pulse-pounding action of a Major League game from a player’s perspective.