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Fenway
04-07-2006, 02:02 PM
people here are afraid with all the new seats on the roof the park will sink into the Back Bay

http://cbs4boston.com/slideshows/local_slideshow_095142628

http://img.viacomlocalnetworks.com/images_sizedimage_095142000/xl

SABRSox
04-07-2006, 02:27 PM
http://www.theamericantheatre.com/images/CharlesTaylor.jpg
"Listen, lad. I built this ballpark up from nothing. When I started here, all there was was swamp. Other owners said I was daft to build a ballpark on a swamp, but I built it all the same, just to show 'em. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third one. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up! And that's what you're gonna get, lad; the strongest ballpark in all of New England."

Luke
04-07-2006, 02:32 PM
Looks good. They still have a few more phases of renovations to do at Fenway correct?

Fenway
04-07-2006, 02:46 PM
Looks good. They still have a few more phases of renovations to do at Fenway correct?

Next up is redoing the grandstand and replacing the wooden seats and put in some legroom. They say it will cost them 2-3 rows downstairs but with the increased revenue from upstairs they are willing to "bite the bullet"

They also plan to redo right field so the seats will face home plate instead of CF

Ol' No. 2
04-07-2006, 02:56 PM
Next year they're going to hang a few hundred of these from the edge of the upper deck and from the roof.

http://www.fliptophead.com/archives/images/tireswing.jpg

Fenway
04-07-2006, 02:59 PM
don't give Lucchino any ideas

people are buying the new lottery ticket like there is no tomorrow :?:

http://img.viacomlocalnetworks.com/images_sizedimage_086134246/lg



Next year they're going to hang a few hundred of these from the edge of the upper deck and from the roof.

http://www.fliptophead.com/archives/images/tireswing.jpg

miker
04-07-2006, 03:21 PM
don't give Lucchino any ideas

people are buying the new lottery ticket like there is no tomorrow :?:

http://img.viacomlocalnetworks.com/images_sizedimage_086134246/lg
Wow, Red Sox sheep seem to be as insane as their Cubbie counterparts.

Baby Fisk
04-07-2006, 03:40 PM
Wow, Red Sox sheep seem to be as insane as their Cubbie counterparts.
How else do you explain an average ticket price of $46?

Fenway
04-07-2006, 03:41 PM
Wow, Red Sox sheep seem to be as insane as their Cubbie counterparts.

insane is putting it midly

you keep thinking it can't get any nuttier but

Luke
04-07-2006, 03:45 PM
Don't you think eventually they will add to the upper deck? The only problem I see with doing it is would they have time to complete it in an off season, especially if the Red Sox made a playoff run. But tearing down the upper deck, maybe from the ends of that new area behind home out, and putting in a deck with more seating seems to me to be the only way to add more seats.
Also is it pretty much a given that a new Fenway isn't going to happen, at least for a long while?

The owners have commited to keeping the Red Sox in Fenway and have put a lot of money into the ballpark and neighborhood.

I don't think there's a chace that they'll add a new upper deck. Tradition aside, there's too much structural remidiation required to support a modern upper deck. You're talking about new columns, new piles, new foundations. Plus new entrance and egress code requiremnets that would be all but impossible meet within the confines of the current ballpark. I'm sorry, but I think the tire swing is the only option.

Baby Fisk
04-07-2006, 03:48 PM
The Carmines will prolly hang around there until the centenary of Fenway Park in 2012, then hightail it to a new playpen.

Fenway
04-07-2006, 03:50 PM
The Carmines will prolly hang around there until the centenary of Fenway Park in 2012, then hightail it to a new playpen.

I think they ownership will wait until 2012 and then sell out and let someone else deal with the stadium issue.

dickallen15
04-07-2006, 04:10 PM
I think they ownership will wait until 2012 and then sell out and let someone else deal with the stadium issue.
The model of a new Fenway that I've seen is pretty much a modern version of the current Fenway, isn't it? Green Monster, and all. More seats, more room, better viewing angles. Obviously, as White Sox fans know, its tough when the only park you have known is being replaced, but, it will be for the better. Fans will initially be pissed, but they'll still show up at the new place.
If and when the new park is built has there ever been any word on how much public funding the Red Sox would be looking for?

Baby Fisk
04-07-2006, 04:15 PM
The model of a new Fenway that I've seen is pretty much a modern version of the current Fenway, isn't it? Green Monster, and all. More seats, more room, better viewing angles. Obviously, as White Sox fans know, its tough when the only park you have known is being replaced, but, it will be for the better. Fans will initially be pissed, but they'll still show up at the new place.
If and when the new park is built has there ever been any word on how much public funding the Red Sox would be looking for?
Yes, when there was some momentum for a new Fenway, the designs that were presented looked like a bigger version of the existing Fenway. Capacity would rise to over 44,000 and it was to be built adjacent to the current pahk.

http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/9289/newfenway18pf.jpg

JohnBasedowYoda
04-07-2006, 05:53 PM
Yes, when there was some momentum for a new Fenway, the designs that were presented looked like a bigger version of the existing Fenway. Capacity would rise to over 44,000 and it was to be built adjacent to the current pahk.

http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/9289/newfenway18pf.jpg

I hate new parks.

Daver
04-07-2006, 05:56 PM
Just keep polishing that turd.

Ignore the fact that it will never shine.

gbergman
04-07-2006, 06:00 PM
Next year they're going to hang a few hundred of these from the edge of the upper deck and from the roof.

http://www.fliptophead.com/archives/images/tireswing.jpg

i would sit in one of those if i got a good view

A. Cavatica
04-07-2006, 07:35 PM
Why doesn't Red Sox management try to tap into the lucrative baseball-gambling market? (If the Red Sox logo can appear on a lottery ticket, why not?)

1951Campbell
04-07-2006, 08:20 PM
Man, Fenway has changed so much since I've last been there, and I was last there not just five years ago.

I don't know if the Red Sox will get a new park even after 2012. New things are like kryptonite to Bostonians, plus it's next to impossible to build anything in Boston.

Fenway
04-07-2006, 10:01 PM
New things are like kryptonite to Bostonians, plus it's next to impossible to build anything in Boston.

Hey we have our nice 16 billion dollar tunnel that leaks :D:

Those plans for a new ballpark are dead, in March of 2005 the Red Sox announced they were committed to staying at Fenway long term.

MisterB
04-07-2006, 10:41 PM
http://www.theamericantheatre.com/images/CharlesTaylor.jpg
"Listen, lad. I built this ballpark up from nothing. When I started here, all there was was swamp. Other owners said I was daft to build a ballpark on a swamp, but I built it all the same, just to show 'em. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third one. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up! And that's what you're gonna get, lad; the strongest ballpark in all of New England."

Sounds like the Red Sox need a woman with huuuuuge...........tracts of land.

Norberto7
04-07-2006, 11:10 PM
I hate new parks.

Yeah, they used to be cool, what happened? Coors or Jacobs were the last new stadiums that were impressive.

Doesn't look like the new Fenway is drawing well, either.