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Friday, 01 September 2006 08:34

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As of April of 2005, Fenway Park is in the midst of a new phase of renovations to the historic facility. Initial changes involved the addition of seating atop the Green Monster in left field, and in more recent changes a total of 1,500 seats along the first and third baselines, additional concessions and bathrooms were added.

This winter, Fenway's playing surface was completely dug up and replaced for the first time since it was built in 1912.

The second phase of improvements will include additional seating as the Red Sox look to expand Fenway's current seating capacity by roughly 10% from 36,298 to 39,928. This would be done by removing the 4 rows of roof-box seating in the "406 Club", raising the roof line from 70' to 80' from street level, and replacing the 4 rows of roof-box seats that were removed, with 8 new rows. In addition, Fenway's well-worn roof will replaced.

Renovations would create two levels of exclusive club seating where one exists now, and expand capacity of the area from 606 seats to 816 seats, with standing room for 200 more.

Other renovation plans include renovation of the Red Sox Clubhouse. Currently the Red Sox have excavated space behind the dugout for a Red Sox batting tunnel, batting cage, and video room. The team previously had shared a batting cage with the visiting team, located in center field. In the players' clubhouse, the Sox added a second floor, which will hold a weight room, interview room and lounge. The expanded first-base concourse will be located above the new clubhouse.

The third-base concourse will be widened and with the addition of televisions, stand-up tables, and a new food court, and the Gate E concourse will be redone.

Negotiations are occurring to purchase three buildings in the neighborhood in and around Fenway-- the Town Taxi garage on Ipswich Street and the McDonald's restaurant and WBCN radio studios, both on Boylston Street -- which would give the team more room to expand Fenway. The team also is looking to move its offices out of Fenway Park to free up more space.

Fenway Improvements

The following are links to documents provided by the Red Sox organization showing changes that have occurred since the Henry/Werner/Lucchino group purchased the Red Sox:

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