Thanksgiving means football and one might ask what does football have to do with Fenway Park. Well, quite a lot actually! No less than five different professional football teams called Fenway Park their home; not to mention both Boston College and Boston University as well. In fact the Washington Redskins used Fenway Park as their home field from 1933-1937. Originally known as the Boston Braves, they played their first year at Braves Field before moving to Fenway to become the Boston Redskins. They departed for the nations capital in 1938 where they have thrived.
Fenway Park’s first Thanskgiving in 1912 saw her play host to the 25th anniversary Thanksgiving game between Boston Latin and Boston English High Schools. It was the first sporting event, other than Red Sox baseball to be played at Fenway Park. This Thanksgiving rivalry has been played since 1887 and when they take the field today they do so as the oldest High School football rivalry in the country. An interesting Fenway fact is that High School football is the second most played sport in the 100 year history of Fenway Park, behind only Red Sox baseball.