Fenway Park Field

May 28, 1988

Putting pen-to-paper for the first time after years of hinting at Fenway Park’s looming fate, the Red Sox put forth a plan to keep the ballpark from becoming “a non-functioning facility.”

Jean Yawkey’s ownership group proposed an additional 4,000 seats, including what eventually became  the 600 Club (later called the .406 Club), more rooftop seats down the foul lines, and a 2,000-car parking garage across from Jersey St. on Brookline Avenue.

Parking, the Red Sox emphasized, would be the key to the entire proposal.

As it turned out, the plans for additional seating came to fruition, much of it by John Henry’s ownership group.

Parking remains Fenway’s chronic deficiency.

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