Red Sox Fields
on the Charles River Esplanade
Named in memory of an avid young Red Sox fan, Teddy Ebersol's Red Sox Fields are a great gift to those who love youth activities. The fields are named for Teddy, the son of Dick Ebersol, former chairman of NBC Sports and his wife Susan St James. Teddy, died in a plane crash shortly after the Red Sox’s 2004 World Series victory. The Fields stand in honor of Teddy and in testimony to all those who love youth athletics.
The fields are open for youth soccer, youth baseball, adult softball, T-ball fields (fields include three baseball fields, an adult softball field, one T-ball field and several general use or soccer fields). Lights also allow night games to be scheduled. (A small additional electric fee for use of lights is required). The fields are open for permitted uses from Tuesday through Sunday from April until November.
Located along the Charles River on Boston's famed Esplanade, the youth athletic fields are the result of a groundbreaking public-private partnership between the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, the Department of Conservation and Recreation and three very special local nonprofit organizations: the Red Sox Foundation, Hill House and the Esplanade Association. Working together, these three charitable organizations are a symbol of the Commonwealth's model of stewardship for our open space resources. The Ebersol family also made a generous donation to ensure that the fields will be maintained for future generations of Teddy’s.
Field Use Permits
Any youth soccer, youth baseball or adult softball teams are allowed to request a permit for use of the Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox Fields by calling DCR at 617.727.1199 ext. 403, or by mail - permit application.
Permit applications should be mailed to MA Department of
Conservation and Recreation, Athletic Field Reservations,
4 Woodland Road, Stoneham, MA 02180.
Permits for the
spring and summer seasons will be accepted between December
1 and March 1. Permits for the fall season will be accepted
between March 1 and April 15. In the event that more than one party requests the same date and time to use the fields, DCR officials will work with the Teddy Ebersol’s
Red Sox Fields Advisory Committee to resolve the conflicts
and schedule time according to the field use guidelines established for the fields.
Field Use Regulations
Ebersol’s Red Sox Fields may not be used for organized
walks, staging of concerts, tents or other events and uses
that may damage the fields or new irrigation systems underneath
the sod. The use of metal cleats, motorized vehicles, alcoholic
beverages or fires is also prohibited.
DCR’s Commissioner has appointed a Teddy Ebersol's Red Sox Fields Advisory Committee on Scheduling and Permitting to assist the state agency in the wise use and equitable distribution of playing time on the fields by youth and adults. The advisory committee meets to review permit requests for the fall and spring/summer seasons.
For further information on working with the nonprofit partners on maintenance and other issues at Teddy Ebersol's Red Sox Fields, please contact:
The Red Sox Foundation
4 Yawkey Way
Boston MA 02215
Parking is extremely limited at Teddy Ebersol’s Red Sox
Fields. Please use public transportation.
By public transportation:
MBTA Green Line to Science Park station. Cross street and walk to the left along Storrow Drive with the river to your right. Fields are on right.
MBTA Red Line to MGH/Charles Street station. Cross footbridge over Storrow Drive toward river. At end of bridge, walk with river on your left. Fields are approximately 50 yards from footbridge.
By private vehicle:
The fields are located on Storrow Drive in Boston. A limited amount of parking is available at the fields for groups holding field-use permits. Please call 617-727-1058 to make advanced arrangements for parking. Paid parking may also be found in the area.