SBD/Issue 87/Facilities & Venues

Fenway Improvements Include Third Base Deck, New Restaurant

Red Sox Lay Out Fenway Park’s
Offseason Improvements
This year’s improvements to Fenway Park includes the new “Third Base Deck,” which includes the “first-ever women’s bathroom on the third-base grandstand concourse and a new concession area,” according to Scott Van Voorhis of the BOSTON HERALD. Also, fans at the ballpark’s Game On restaurant “will be able to watch teams hold batting practice through a special window by the bar.” Red Sox officials said that “hundreds of additional standing room spots, which come with a drink holder along a rail, are also being added to various spots in the ballpark.” There are also plans for a new restaurant in centerfield called Bleacher Bar, which will “include a partial view of the field.” Red Sox VP/Business Operations Jonathan Gilula said the team is talking with Aramark about adding new menu items and concession stands (BOSTON HERALD, 1/25). The team is also “redoing 26 private suites along both foul lines” and are adding new exterior seating, remodeled interiors and new front-window design as “part of a two-year plan to renovate all of the park's private suites.” Also, game day staff will have their own locker room facilities and the press box is being expanded. The legal capacity of the ballpark is now 38,805, with an “ultimate goal” 39,928. Red Sox President & CEO Larry Lucchino said that sellouts last season averaged over 36,000 per game and “should be bumped up by a few hundred this season” (BOSTON GLOBE, 1/25).
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