Though the Celtics and Bruins have polished off their seasons and the Sox’s list of injured players seems endless, the Boston sports scene is still very much alive. We’ve got a can’t-miss list of upcoming games and matches as well as a where-to-watch guide to keep you die-hard sports fans happy!
-Fore! With the British Open now in full-swing at St. Andrews Links in Fife, Scotland, Tiger is taking a backseat as the leaderboard shows some surprising first-round outcomes. Tune in now through July 18 to cheer on Massachusetts native Tim Petrovic. Between rounds, visit the Massachusetts Golf Museum (300 Arnold Palmer Blvd, Norton, MA 02766,
774-430-9100) for some local golf history and a chance to get out on the green.
-It’s Official! Celtics star Rajon Rondo has been named to play for Team USA in the World Championships on August 28 in Turkey. He’s heading west to Las Vegas for training on July 19.
-Tailgate! Get rowdy with Boston Cannons Men’s Lacrosse Team at Harvard Stadium on July 24, 7PM. Grab a copy of The Die-Hard Sports Fan’s Guide to Boston to find Christopher Klein’s Spectator Tips—how to score autographs, where to park, how to sit comfortably at this historic (concrete) stadium, etc.
-GOAL! Feeling nostalgic post-World Cup? For the first time since 1968, watch Fenway Park transform into a true soccer stadium. On July 21 the Celtic FC of the Scottish Premier League take on the Sporting Clube de Portugal, 8PM.
-Hey, batter batter! Heading out to the Cape? Catch a Cape Cod Baseball League game and check out the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame & Museum while you’re there (397 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601, 508-790-3077). Fun Fact: Brewster Whitecaps are #1 in the League!
Where to Watch:
While the Sox are away, want to know the best sports bars in town for die-hards? Here are our top picks from author Christopher Klein’s The Die-Hard Sports Fan’s Guide to Boston. Call ahead for early morning international games—best bars for those are also listed in the book.
–The Greatest Bar
262 Friend Street, Boston, MA 02114
353 Cambridge Street, Allston, MA 02134
–Coolidge Corner Clubhouse
307 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
–Stadium Sports Bar & Grill
232 Old Colony Avenue, South Boston, MA 02127
110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116