For decades now, Lansdowne Street has been known not just for its proximity to the Green Monster, but as a live music destination. Over the years some of the biggest local and National acts have filled the likes of Axis, Avalon, Bill's Bar, Venus, Mama Kin's and more recently (as of 2007) the House of Blues.
The time has come for a new chapter and some new neighbors on the corner of Lansdowne and Ipswich. This Fall (as soon as the Red Sox tumultuous 2019 campaign ends) construction will begin on The Fenway Theater. It's being described as a "a collaborative effort between concert promoter Live Nation and an affiliate of Red Sox ownership"
The new theater will sit on the triangular corner of land behind Fenway's Center/RF bleachers. It will be state of the art and accommodate 5,400 music fans. That's more than double the capacity over at H.O.B. It will rise up four stories tall, have an outdoor rooftop terrace, while inside will have flexible seating to allow for different events. The new performance venue will also benefit area Neighbors too. It will create 80 new full-time and 450 new part-time jobs on-site, in addition to 200 construction jobs. They also plan to partner with the Boston Arts Academy, an internship program with students, and offer ticket discounts.
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