Thursday, November 2, 2017

Maybe The Next Owners Will Give Us A New Fenway Park

1999 Rendering Of 'New Fenway'
Having just viewed three of seven World Series games at a world-class baseball facility in Houston, it pains us even more that Red Sox fans have to endure the 1912 "amenities" at Fenway Park. Don't get us wrong, we love Fenwayheck, look at our site's name—but the cramped, obstruction-filled old gal needs to go. Your Editor-In-Chief has watched The Carmine Hose play at Fenway since the late 1950s—it was cramped then and it's even more so now. The NOG (New Ownership Group) has done a serviceable job in "upgrading" facilities at the 105-year-old structure, but (despite their "preservationist" rhetoric) it was all done to save them money. Simply put, they don't have the desire to give Boston fans what they deserve—a 21st century ballpark with comfortable seating, no obstructions, and state-of-the-art facilities. Of course, the NOG won't do this as long as they reign. But, there will be other owners someday—who just might put the interests of fans ahead of exorbitant profits.