Boston police have stepped up security at Fenway Park as the Red Sox prepare for Game 6 of the American League Championship Series, Superintendent in Chief Daniel Linskey said outside the park Saturday evening.
Linskey said police had brought in “plenty of additional resources’’ and have assistance from State Police in securing the ballpark and surrounding neighborhood.
Police will erect barricades and stop allowing fans to enter the area starting around inning seven, he said, and will not reopen it until the majority of the crowd has dispersed. He said he hoped the extra precautions would prove unnecessary, but an excess of caution was called for in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15.
“We’ve been through a lot these last six months, and my job is to make sure these officers keep these citizens safe,’’ he said “We’re going to err on the side of caution.’’
Linskey said police are asking citizens to “keep their eyes open’’ and report any suspicious activity.
He suggested that those without tickets to the game were safest staying home or gathering with friends to watch it on television.