Red Sox win approval from Licensing Board to expand sales of liquor

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Fenway Park bills itself as a fan-friendly venue, and next season promises to be a little friendlier for customers who enjoy a beer or a little hard alcohol with their peanuts and Cracker Jacks.

The Boston Licensing Board approved requests Thursday from the Red Sox to expand sales of liquor to three more stations inside the 101-year-old ballpark and also to allow sales of all alcohol until the end of the seventh inning. Through last season, the cutoff had been the end of the seventh inning, or 2½ hours from the first pitch, whichever came first.

The board also approved the sale of beer in light aluminum and plastic wide-mouth bottles from the concession stands.

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