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Fenway
10-25-2007, 03:57 PM
The roof will collapse :o:

The State Street Pavilion, which occupies considerable space atop the roof down the third base and left-field side, will be completed. Out along the right-field roof, the temporary boxes erected for the 1999 All-Star Game will be replaced with a permanent structure.

The Fenway property, according to Smith, totals 7 1/2 acres, or about half the size of Wrigley Field, home to the Chicago Cubs.

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/10/25/fenway_eatery_on_the_menu/?page=full (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/10/25/fenway_eatery_on_the_menu/?page=full)

and the batters are going to LOVE this

Once the final out of the 2007 season is in the scorebook, workers will begin a number of remodeling tasks at the 95-year-old ballyard, including the construction of a year-round field-level restaurant tucked into the some 4,000 square feet of vacant space under the center-field bleachers.

There is no telling yet, said Smith, whether patrons will be able to sit in the restaurant while games are being played. Such a decision will be made, she said, only after testing it under game-like conditions, most importantly getting a read on how the restaurant's lighting might affect fielders and batters.

"This is squarely in the batter's eye," said Smith, speaking in her office early last night. "We'll have to see if the players are comfortable with the glare

WhiteSoxJunkie
10-25-2007, 08:04 PM
How the hell is the Fenway property half the size of Wrigley Field? :?:

Brian26
10-25-2007, 08:31 PM
How the hell is the Fenway property half the size of Wrigley Field? :?:

Does the vacant lot between Wrigley and Clark Street count towards the Wrigley Field property?

Stadium footprints of Fenway and Wrigley can't be that much different.

DoItForDanPasqua
10-25-2007, 08:53 PM
How the hell is the Fenway property half the size of Wrigley Field? :?:

The baselines at Fenway are actually only 45 apart. This also accounts for the high Boston batting average.

Fenway
10-26-2007, 02:10 PM
How the hell is the Fenway property half the size of Wrigley Field? :?:

If anyone other than Janet Marie Smith said that I would say they were crazy.

It has to be the parking lot

Wrigley
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Fenway
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