The Fenway Sports Group, which owns the Red Sox and Fenway Park, yesterday filed a letter of intent with the BPDA to build a new entertainment venue next to Fenway Park between Lansdowne and Ipswich streets, behind the Fenway bleachers, to "host a wide variety of entertainment and civic events on a year-round basis."
As part of the Fenway Theater project, the Sox would also make what they say are improvements to the Fenway Park bleacher area, including construction of new concession stands, restrooms and "other elements designed to enhance the fan experience in the bleachers." People with more money than the average bleacher fan would get the chance to rent "a new function space with sweeping views of Fenway Park."
The letter signals the intent to file detailed plans soon for construction of the new facility on land now used for a parking lot and a maintenance building, which in turn will trigger public hearings on the proposal.
Fenway Theater letter of intent (129k PDF).