Fans flock to Fenway for Red Sox home opener

Boston Red Sox fans flocked to Fenway Park for the home opener, Thursday, April 5, 2018. (WJAR)

Excitement was building outside Fenway Park on Thursday as Red Sox fans from near and far made their way to the ballpark to watch the home opener in person.

From opening day regulars to rookies, they all want to root for the home team -- even if it's far away from home.

"I flew on a red eye overnight here from San Francisco. Got in at about 4:30 in the morning for my first opening day. I've been rooting for the Sox since I was about 3 years old," said Taylor Crugnale.

A family from Los Angeles is seeing the Red Sox home opener for the third year in a row.

Temperatures in the 40s make it a chilly day for a game, but for many it doesn't matter. The Sox season is now in full swing. A sure sign that spring has sprung.

"I could not be more excited. I've got Monster seats for my second game ever at Fenway, and I'm trough the moon right now," Crugnale said.

As always fans planning to come here can expect tight security in terms of getting into the ball park.

Ceremonies for the 107th opener at Fenway Park will include an F-16 flyover by the 134th Fighter Squadron in Vermont's Air National Guard, known as "The Green Mountain Boys."

First pitch is scheduled for 2:05 p.m.

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