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SBD/April 7, 2011/Facilities
Red Sox, Boston Officials Reach Deal For Team To Distribute Mixed Drinks At Fenway
Published April 7, 2011
SHOW AND TELL: In Boston, Kerry Byrne noted Menino yesterday toured Fenway Park with Red Sox Owner John Henry and President & CEO Larry Lucchino, who got to “show off the fruits of their 10-year plan to turn the tired, dirty old Fenway they inherited a decade ago into one with a brighter look, contemporary vibe and modern amenities.” The ballpark this year includes “new seats in right field and elsewhere around the park, freshly cleaned and paved concourses inside gates B, C and D, plenty of new concessions that offer ... everything from sushi to chili dogs, and what Lucchino called ‘the cherry on top’ of the reconstruction efforts: a state-of-the-art video system highlighted by a 100-foot-wide video screen above center field.” Lucchino said that with 10 years of construction completed, the team will “spend the next year preparing to celebrate a very special anniversary” as Fenway Park turns 100 in ’12 (BOSTONHERALD.com, 4/6).
BE OUR GUESTS: In Boston, Abraham & Cafardo note the Red Sox are “exploring the possibility” of hosting a college football game. Red Sox Exec VP & COO Sam Kennedy also said the team is "interested in hosting" college hockey games again. Fenway Park hosted the NHL Winter Classic and a series of college and high school hockey games last year, but the NHL “is unlikely to return any time soon” (BOSTON GLOBE, 4/7).