Fenway Park may offer fans their own dugout seats

A view from the Red Sox dugout during a rain delay in June.
A view from the Red Sox dugout during a rain delay in June.(Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

Fenway Park has received early approval for some game-changing new seats.

According to the Red Sox, the Boston Landmarks Commission has given its approval for a dugout-style fan experience.

The proposal features new seating areas adjacent to the team dugouts that will offer ticket holders a below-field-level view of the game similar to what the players experience.

The sections’ capacity has not been confirmed, but plans show as many as 25 individuals will be able to enjoy the space.

According to the Boston Herald, architect Charles F. Izzo told the Landmarks Commission’s board on Tuesday night that fans in the new areas will be free to stand and mingle, because their assigned bar stool-style seats will be below the eye level of those in rows behind them. They will also have access to a drink rail for snacks and refreshments.


“Other ballparks have installed them,” Izzo told the Herald. “They’ve been a big hit.”

Before the Red Sox go ahead with the idea, the plan still requires approval from Major League Baseball. Team spokeswoman Zineb Curran noted in a statement that “it would be premature to discuss the proposed changes at this stage” because the organization is still “awaiting review and analysis from various other city organizations.”


(Boston Landmark Commission)


(Boston Landmark Commission)
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