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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2017)
« Reply #175: May 04, 2017, 11:40:41 AM »
Not if you built that new stadium on the same spot as the current Fenway.
they looked into that when they were talking about a new Fenway back around the turn of the 00s.  The currrent footprint is 9 acres.  They had assembled and adjacent site with 15 acres, and were going to keep the current LF wall as part of the entrance promenade.  What sunk the deal was that the state stuck a lot of conditions on the bonds they were going to float to build some garages, infrastructure, and eminent domain, and no bank would finance the park with those conditions. Then Henry / Lucchino / Werner / Otten bought the team, brought Janet Marie Smith, and she said they could do a retrofit and upgrade to make it modern enough to last 50 more years.