Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Sox Prez Defends Brutal Brewsky Prices At Fenway Park
Sam Kennedy defended astronomically-high Fenway Park beer prices today, on CBS Boston 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “The Toucher and Rich Show”. First, he tried to place the blame on team payroll and the upkeep of their 104-year-old stadium, "We tried to balance the need to generate as much revenue as possible at Fenway to invest in really two areas, and that’s the product on the field—as you know, we’ve had one of the highest payrolls in all of baseball in our time here—number one. And number two, we’ve invested revenues to the tune of $300 million-plus into the preservation and protection of Fenway." Then, the excuse shifted to parity with other local sports venues, "Whether it’s the Garden or Gillette Stadium, we try to be on-par with those other venues each and every year and keep a balance." But, of course, the truth came out on this quote, "We don’t seem to have too much pushback on the beer prices." No kidding.