A pretty comedic moment at the celebratory ribbon-cutting to open Fenway’s new State Street Pavillion: State Street CEO Ron Logue had some measure of difficulty with the oversized, plastic scissors handed to him for the ceremony. He struggled with them for about a minute, continuously clamping on the ribbon strewn across the stairway leading up to the new premium seats. Finding the prop a lost cause, he then attempted to rip the ribbon with his bare hands. Still, no luck. Finally, a Red Sox representative had mercy and handed him a real, normal-sized pair of scissors, which did the job handily, if not exactly in a show-stopping scene for the rolling cameras.
The new seats are magnificent. The State Street Pavillion stretches out in a horseshoe arc, replacing half of the old (and not missed) .406 Club, as well as the roof box seats down the left and right field lines. Prior to the new structure, those were arguably the best seats in the house. Not much has changed except that now they are three-fold. The lower half of the former .406 makes up the EMC Club, a premium dining and outdoor seating area. They are going to be the new “in” seats to have for ’06.
More concession pricing for 2006:
Fenway Frank: $4
Clam roll: $15
Lobster roll: $16
Bud Light, Miller Light: $6.50
Samuel Adams, Heineken, Guinness, Smithwicks, and Harp: $7.25