Just in time for its 100th anniversary, Boston’s Fenway Park was added to the National Registry of Historic Places on Wednesday.
Here’s the team’s statement:
The Red Sox have been working with the Massachusetts Historic Commission and the National Park Service over the past few months to have Fenway Park added to the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the club received notification from the National Park Service that our application has been approved.
The commitment to preserve all that is good about Fenway Park was made to fans more than a decade ago, and we are pleased that Fenway Park will be counted among America’s most treasured historical places, ensuring that it is protected and enjoyed by future generations. This important designation is a significant part of Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary celebrations, and we look forward to formally celebrating it alongside the National Park Service and our preservation partners during the 2012 anniversary season.
According to Wikipedia, Fenway joins more than 86,000 other sites in the registry. Only New York (5.385) hosts more of the sites than does Massachusetts (4,118).