Fenway Sports Group (FSG) and Live Nation are teaming up to explore the development of a state-of-the-art performing arts centre next to Fenway Park in Boston.
FSG is the parent company of the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club, Fenway Sports Management, and NESN.
The Fenway Theater will be located on land adjacent to Fenway Park and behind the bleachers, commonly known as the Triangle Lot, located on the corner of Lansdowne and Ipswich Streets.
FSG chairman Tom Werner said:
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.
To have an intimate, indoor performing arts space for smaller-scale events will allow for a wider array of uses throughout the year. We are fortunate to be working with one of the most talented executives in the music and entertainment industry through our collaboration with Don Law and Live Nation. We are grateful for his passion and partnership.
Formal design plans and development timelines for the approximately 5,000 capacity Fenway Theater are in process, and dialogue with the City of Boston, its respective agencies, and the community are underway.
The new space will have a variety of uses and offer the opportunity to partner with local schools, colleges, and other neighbourhood organisations to create an epicenter for the performing arts community.
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, one of Live Nation’s concert promotion and venue management companies, based in Boston.