The additions push Fenway Park’s night-game capacity to 37,673, up from 37,499 in 2014. For day games, it will rise to 37,221, up from 37,067.
The new seats were added to the bleachers, State Street Pavilion Level, and EMC Suite Level. Space for 28 new seats in the bleachers came from relocating the centerfield camera platform from the bottom of the bleachers to a new, elevated camera basket beneath the Bank of America videoboard. The change restores the original configuration of the bleachers before the camera platform was added in the early 1970s.
By extending the State Street Pavilion and EMC Levels to the Fisk Pole in left field, the club has added 112 Pavilion Reserved seats on the Coca Cola Deck and a 34-person party suite, called the Infiniti Suite, on the EMC level. This new suite will be leased on a game-by-game basis.
Behind the Pavilion Reserved seating section, a new private outdoor group space, the Lansdowne Pavilion, has been added for groups of 10-16 people.
Other improvements for 2015 include a complete refresh of the Budweiser Right Field Roof Deck, a major enhancement of the ballpark’s WiFi network, and a new area for children. Near Gate B, the club will introduce a new Gate K (for Kids) that leads into the newly designed Kids Concourse. Adjacent to the concourse is Wally’s Clubhouse, a mid-game playroom for children.
We should have a more extensive list of Fenway Park improvements on Monday, as the Red Sox will unveil the state of Fenway Park 2015 then.