Saturday, October 21, 2017

Red Sox Owners Plan To Add New Seating At Fenway

Not satisfied with another hike in ticket prices for 2018, John Henry and his out-of-towner ownership group also want to add two new areas of seating to Fenway Park—sucking further revenue out of the old ballyard. According to plans filed at Boston City Hall, the NOG (new ownership group) will add at least 25 additional seats in a new area along the left-field/third base side of the park; and move a row of first-base side seats forward and below ground in a “dugout suite”. This radical new seating arrangement comes without any specific commitment to add protective netting to these areas—although the new "dugout" seats will place fans behind fencing. All the team has said about potential new netting is from spokesperson Zineb Curran: "We continue to evaluate options related to netting to ensure the game experience is both safe and enjoyable." Yeah, right.