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Opera boxes and Wrigley-style rooftops at Fenway? Coulda happened!

Apr 19, 2012, 9:33 AM EDT

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The Fenway Park that will celebrate its 100th anniversary tomorrow is a radically different place than it was in 1912. Heck, it’s a substantially different place than it was in 2002 when the new owners took over and made the masterful renovations that make the park a gem today.

But for every good idea there are some not-so-good ideas that never made it past the planning stages. Alex Speier of WEEI details some of those in a fun article today.

Among the ideas: bullpen seats. Theater boxes patrons would climb a ladder to get to.  Luxury boxes above the Green Monster. Rooftop seats not unlike Wrigley Field.  All of which probably sounded good for a couple of seconds but which, thankfully, never came to pass.

  1. plmathfoto - Apr 19, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Is Luke Scott going to be master of ceremonies?

  2. lardin - Apr 19, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Ive been to Fenway numerous times. It is a National Landmark, and should be visited by every baseball fan. That being said,

    Its one of the worst parks in baseball. The Seats were designed for midgets. There is zero leg room. The seats dont even face home plate they face out toward second base unless your directly behind home plate. And that’s if your lucky not to be sitting behind a poll. The amenities are garbage. There are not enough restrooms. Walking around the stadium is congested and dark.

  3. larrytsg - Apr 19, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    When your seats at Fenway are good, they’re wonderful. When they are not good, it is a miserable experience.

    Yes, right field seats face into centerfield, leaving you to watch the game with your head turned at a 45 degree angle. Some seats are behind a pole (why or why do they continue to sell these seats??). Many have a minor obstruction, some have a major obstruction (like not being able to see the pitcher, hitter, or one of the bases).

    The park is much better than in the 1990’s when I began attending games there, but it will NEVER be a modern ballpark. Whenever I look to buy seats, I have to consult a website that gives a sketch of the sightlines for the seats in question. It’s annoying, but it’s life…. and I guess we get used to it….

    • stlouis1baseball - Apr 19, 2012 at 3:24 PM

      Thanks for the tip(s) Larry. Question: What do you think it would cost a guy for a couple of good seats? Meaning…unobstructed seats. Just looking for a rough idea.

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