Building the New Fenway (Indirectly)

Buildings and restaurants around Fenway Park need to be improved


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Brycen Tetler, Staff Writer

We need to change the surrounding street life of Fenway Park. The surrounding streets around Fenway Park are the problem, not the stadium itself.

As you get off the train at Kenmore St. you walk down the street to Lansdowne street. Once you get to Lansdowne you’re greeted by the Caskin Flaggin and a bunch of venders offering programs for 5 dollars, sausages with peppers and onions, and tickets to those still looking. The atmosphere here is great. But, as you walk past Lansdowne to about where center field would be behind Fenway (Ipswich St.) you see a bunch of abandoned and run down buildings.

I think this is where the problem is.  Especially since Van Ness St., Boylston St., and Lansdowne St. has such a homey Fenway feeling. Thereś almost a dead eerie feeling in the right center/ right field area.

With this area here we need to incorporate more restaurants, and stores. Boston is such a big city, and there are so many different things you can do. Maybe we can incorporate some of those things with these run down buildings. More stores and more restaurants would draw more attraction to the stadium itself, and also bring money to those venues that open up.

Now you could argue that Fenway is old, and the seats are on top of each other, and the bathrooms are beat up, but let’s be honest. Would you really want a new Fenway Park? Heck no. That would be a massive project, and it would destroy arguably the most historic/ well known stadiums on earth.

These buildings behind Fenway are a gold mine, and are in dire need of a revamp. This would complete an almost triangular effect with the three streets (Van Ness, Lansdowne, and Ipswich). This would complete the surrounding part of the stadium’s life other than baseball, it would draw more people, and would be a gold mine for everyone.