Larry Lucchino Happy With Improvements at Fenway Park


The Red Sox have made some unsuccessful trades and free-agent acquisitions during Larry Lucchino?s tenure as Red Sox president. But according to, Lucchino believes the team has made all the right moves with Fenway Park, making Fenway seats one of the hottest tickets in Boston.

"We are convinced more than ever that we did exactly the right thing by preserving, protecting, enhancing, improving, expanding Fenway Park," Lucchino told WEEI of the decision to renovate the old park,  instead of constructing a new stadium. "If you'd like to take a referendum of your fan base, feel free. Ballparks are being built with the capacity we have.?

Some might claim Fenway, which opened in 1912, is small, but Lucchino thinks it is the perfect  size.

"We have 37,373 seats,? Lucchino told WEEI.. ?And we add standing room to that. So we're very close to the number you're talking about in any event. We're very close to the capacity of the new ballparks that are being built. We're at about the right number. We really are. No one wants to sit in a ballpark that's empty or that has considerable patches of emptiness."

Having a great team helps, too. The Red Sox have made the playoffs six times and have won two World Series championships in Lucchino?s time with the team.

The Red Sox aren?t done competing for titles or fixing up Fenway. According to  Lucchino, team is approaching Year 9 of their 10-year improvement plan.

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