Ballpark Digest is previewing what every MLB team is doing to begin the season, both on and off the field, as the 2019 season is underway. Up next: the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park.
Major League Baseball’s oldest ballpark will see a revamped food menu in 2019, as the Red Sox and concessionaire Aramark are serving up some distinct fare.
One of the most notable additions to Fenway Park’s concessions is the LBLT (above), which offers a New England twist on the traditional BLT sandwich. The LBLT features fresh lobster meat, mixed in with crispy bacon, leaf lettuce, and sliced tomato.
Aramark is bringing tater tot varieties to ballparks around MLB this season, with the Buffalo Chicken Topped Tots representing its entry at Fenway Park. The dish features tater tops topped with a mix that includes Buffalo chicken, blue cheese, and chives.
Another new item for this season is the King’s Hawaiian Pulled Pork Sandwich, which features pulled pork smoky bacon BBQ sauce, and pineapple coleslaw, served on a King’s Hawaiian roll. For dessert, Fenway Park will feature the Banana Splitter. The item comes with a mix of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream, banana, hot fudge, sprinkles, and whipped cream, topped with a cherry.
As the result of a partnership with Boston-based dip company Chica de Gallo, The Red Sox have landed an official salsa and guacamole for the 2019 season. Chica de Gallo’s products will be available at locations around Fenway Park, including at concessions stands and in luxury suites.
In a fairly short time period leading up to the season, the Red Sox had to do some extensive prep work to Fenway Park’s playing surface. The ballpark hosted the Red Bull Crashed Ice in February, and the Ice Cross Downhill event practically took over the field. Following the event, work got underway to get the field back into playing shape, and the Red Sox showcased that process in a video tweeted in March.
It’s all coming together.
19 days. pic.twitter.com/OxQqj2zgP9
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) March 21, 2019
It was a busy offseason at Fenway Park, as the ballpark also hosted the Harvard-Yale game last fall. Fenway Park has been used for a wider variety of events in recent years–including football and concerts–so the Red Sox have certainly become versed in the process that comes with preparing the ballpark for other uses, and then getting it back into order for baseball. The latest work has wrapped up ahead of Opening Day on April 9.
Image courtesy Aramark.
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