ANOTHER BALLPARK IDEA FLOATED FOR THE RED SOX
Developer Stephen Karp said yesterday he has had
"preliminary" talks with both Red Sox and Boston city officials
about building a new ballpark for the team at the site of the
Sears building near Fenway Park, according to the BOSTON HERALD.
Phil Primack notes Karp is motivated by "flat retail prospects"
associated with his development of the Sears building. Karp said
he is only pursuing a "concept" at this point, but added, "The
city and the Red Sox both appear to be open-minded." Karp said a
facility would fit on the Sears site, but he "may need some
additional land." He also added that the Fenway area is already
associated with baseball which would help neighborhood support of
the project (BOSTON HERALD, 11/21).