Fenway may get seats on right field wall
Dice-K has intensified the competition for seats at Fenway Park. (Globe photo/Matthew J. Lee)
The Red Sox might add new, permanent seats to the roof along Fenway Park’s right field wall, a club executive said in a speech today.
Janet Marie Smith, the team’s vice president of planning and development, discussed the plans as she spoke about the Sox’s ongoing renovations of 95-year-old Fenway Park at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Network, held at the Boston Harbor Hotel.
The Sox added temporary bleachers to the right field roof during the off-season, and sell tickets there for $25 apiece. That section is in need of permanent renovation, Smith said; when that happens, the team could add permanent seating.
‘‘After we signed Dice-K, we suddenly had this eager fan base who couldn’t get in’’ to Fenway Park, she said, referencing Daisuke Matsuzaka, a Japanese pitcher for whom the Sox paid $103 million.
Matsuzaka has drawn international interest in the Sox, but games at Fenway Park are sold out for the season.
(By Keith Reed, Globe staff)