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EXPANSION OF THE FENS DISMISSED BY SOX; POLL SHOWS SUPPORT
Published January 22, 1998
The idea of "rebuilding and expanding Fenway Park gathered steam yesterday, with a statewide poll showing overwhelming support for the Red Sox to stay put and the formation of a new grass-roots group determined to preserve" the ballpark, according to Anthony Flint of the BOSTON GLOBE. The team "continued to deny" that it was "giving serious consideration to any such plan." A spokesperson said talk of a redesign was "very premature." In related news, a poll of 400 registered voters by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk Univ. showed that 58% of respondents statewide supported the team staying at Fenway, while "only" 20% favored a new park. Also yesterday, a group of fans, residents and business execs formed Save Fenway Park! and said they planned to issue a report soon on the viability of expanding Fenway (Anthony Flint, BOSTON GLOBE, 1/22).