EXPANSION OF THE FENS DISMISSED BY SOX; POLL SHOWS SUPPORT
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).