The Boston City Council is set to discuss Fenway Park bleacher upgrades, as the Red Sox are proposing the removal of six rows of seating to make room for new concessions and restrooms, while also connecting the ballpark to a proposed new theater.
It would also include a new group space. The renovation is designed to serve bleacher fans and also serve as an event space on non-game days. It would connect to a new theater in the works. The Red Sox are looking to redevelop a parcel of land behind Fenway Park, pitching a theater as part of a proposal that still requires city approval. In partnership with Live Nation, the organization would build a 5,400-capacity theater over a triangular plot of land at Landsdowne and Ipswich streets that is currently used by satellite trucks and for other parking during Red Sox games. The new theater and bleacher space would be connected, sharing a lobby, loading dock, commissary and other support functions.
The new structure would be installed where the New Balance sign is currently installed.
The Fenway Park improvements are being considered separately from the theater plans, with the ballpark changes beginning after the 2019 season.