Bigger & Better? Fenway, Now With 10 Percent More Fannies

How are the Sox going to pay for all those free agents Theo’s salivating over? We’re sure the sale of championship t-shirts will help, but not as much as another expansion of Fenway, which would bring capacity to 39,928. To do it, the Sox are literally raising their roof (by 10 feet) to accomodate either 4 or 8 extra rows of seating, depending on how you do the math. The plans—drawn up by Sox architects D’Agostino Izzo Quirk—follow, but we highly recommend the interview with Janet Marie Smith, who’s in charge of the project, on SABR’s Business of Baseball website. (Smith previously directed the design of Camden Yards and Turner Field).

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3 comments… add one
  • Yes, that’s right – the image of a drooling Sox GM seems spot on, since he’s exhibited such recklessness and gluttony in his two years at the helm. YF may be a heck of a writer (this we know to be true), but his imagery falls flat in this case.
    As for the design, and as a long-time Fenway man, these seats seem like they are in just the right spot. They may even add some level of safety to the vendors on Yawkey Way, preventing a handful of low-flying foul balls from clocking either El Tiante or the familarly aproned scorecard hawkers.

    SF November 12, 2004, 7:16 pm
  • Lighten up.

    YF November 12, 2004, 11:54 pm
  • Hey, you spend four straight Friday nights as a sleep-deprived, repeat iron chef potato battle watching, poop-covered shut-in (thanks, Isaac B!), and then let’s talk about lightening up! I had to defend our wunderkind against such an exaggerated characterization! ;)

    SF November 13, 2004, 8:34 am

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