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Replacement left field wall coming to Fenway

The famed left field wall is under construction.
Bill Curtis/Globe Staff
The famed left field wall is under construction.

There’ll be a new look to Fenway Park next spring when the Sox begin their quest of that elusive world championship.

Workmen already have removed the green tin covering of famed 37-foot left field wall and will replace it with a metal alloy, and 2-inch thick padding to protect fielders from injury will be installed from 1 1/2 feet up the wall to 7 1/2 feet, from left field to the 420-foot mark in right-center.

Said Dick O’Connell, Sox general manager: “It was planned (last summer) long before Fred Lynn hit the wall. I’m sure it will change the bounce of the balls off the wall.”


Another improvement: a large electronic score board will be installed atop the center field bleachers that can transmit picture, but no instant replays are planned.