When I arrived in Boston, one of the first things I wanted to do was to attend an NBA game because it’s not only a sports game, it’s a real show! From the venue (TD Garden) to the atmosphere, it was a fantastic experience. There were dancers, performers, and up-beat music during the whole game to cheer the team. I really recommend it to everybody, even if you don’t know much about basketball. Since September, I have been to many games and the latest one was very emotional because a legendary player of the Boston Celtics, Paul Pierce, hit the floor for the very last time before retiring. The TD Garden made a tribute video and people gave him a well-deserved standing ovation. He started his career and played ten years for the Boston Celtics, so you could feel that people identified with him and respected his long career - even though he played for different teams in the last few years and was playing for the Clippers that night.
This is a picture of the venue from my seat (Boston Celtics V. Los Angeles Clippers):
I also attended a Red Sox baseball game at Fenway Park during the first semester. I didn’t know anything about baseball, and the only game I had been to before was in Chicago to see the White Sox a long time ago. The atmosphere was different because the game lasted almost three hours, and compared to American football or basketball, there’s not a lot of action. I’m not going to lie, at the end of the game I was really tired because I didn’t understand anything and it was late at night. However, then they played songs, and it cheered the crowd up. One song in particular brought the supporters together: “Sweet Caroline.” It’s the anthem of the Boston Red Sox and I loved it when people sang their hearts out on it! If you like baseball and if you know a little bit about the rules, I would say go for it, but eat before going there because the food is extremely expensive ($10 for a hot dog).
The French squad, ready to cheer for the Boston Red Sox team:
Here is the venue from the last seats:
Overall, I really enjoyed the different sports games and advise every BU student to go if they have the opportunity.