Fenway Sports Group & Live Nation Announce Plans For Theater Next To Fenway Park
Fenway Sports Group in partnership with Live Nation has announced plans to build a new 5,000-seat theater next to the home of the Boston Red Sox. The venue, which will be called the Fenway Theater, is set to be built behind the bleachers of the historic ballpark at the corner of Lansdowne and Ipswich Streets as reported by by the Boston Globe.
“The success of Fenway Park as a year-round venue has paved the way for this project, which will ensure the Lansdowne Street area remains a true entertainment district in Boston,” Fenway Sports Group Chairman Tom Werner said in a statement. “To have an intimate, indoor performing arts space for smaller-scale events will allow for a wider array of uses throughout the year.”
According to a press release about the project, “The Fenway Theater will be owned by FSG and operated by a newly formed joint venture, Fenway Music Company, a partnership between Fenway Sports Management (FSM) and Crossroads Presents, a concert promotion and venue management company affiliated with Live Nation and managed by Don Law. Fenway Music Company will book, manage, and operate the Fenway Theater, as well as the House of Blues Boston on Lansdowne Street.”