BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Fenway Park served as a mass vaccination site, and now it will be serving as a venue for multiple graduation ceremonies.
The Red Sox stated Wednesday that they will be hosting graduating high school classes across the city’s public school system at Fenway Park.
Throughout the month of June, 15 of the 38 Boston Public Schools will use the historic ballpark for graduation.
“When we learned that so many of the Boston Public Schools were looking to find adequate outdoor spaces to hold their commencement ceremonies, we knew we could help,” said Red Sox President & CEO Sam Kennedy. “Fenway Park is the perfect outdoor space in the heart of the city and large enough to host teachers, students, and their families in a safe manner. After such a challenging year, this important milestone is one that should be celebrated, and we are pleased to be able to offer our venue to help these seniors celebrate their achievements.”
Students and their families will be required to sit in the bleacher seats during the ceremony.
BPS Superintendent Brenda Cassellius said, “We are so fortunate to have the continued support and partnership of the Boston Red Sox, and I am so thankful for their offer to provide many of our young Bostonians with this truly unique hometown experience.”
Up to four ceremonies will take place in a single day, on game days and non-game days.
Starting this weekend, colleges will begin utilizing Fenway Park for graduations.
Emerson College, Northeastern University, Suffolk University, and Bentley University announced plans to have their undergraduate and graduate ceremonies at Fenway.