Real estate

Sox deal OK’d for Fenway area

4/19/13: Boston, MA: Lansdowne Street behind the Green Monster was quiet at around 3:30 p.m. The Red Sox cancelled tonight's scheduled game with the Kansas City Royals. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) section:sports
Jim Davis/Globe Staff

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Despite objections from residents and one board member, the Boston Redevelopment Authority on Thursday authorized a $7.3 million deal to let the Red Sox use two public streets near Fenway Park for game-day concessions and seating over the Green Monster.

The arrangement grants the Red Sox permission to close a 17,000-square-foot strip of Yawkey Way for concessions for as long as the baseball team plays at Fenway. It also gives the team air rights over Lansdowne Street to allow for seating over the ballpark’s famed left-field wall.

The BRA’s board approved the agreement after a lengthy discussion that included opposition from one member who argued the authority could have negotiated a better deal.

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