Fenway Sports Group Real Estate today announced the name of the new, state-of-the-art performing arts center being developed on the corner of Lansdowne and Ipswich Streets: MGM Music Hall at Fenway.
Working with MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) as the naming rights partner, FSGRE is undertaking its first development project with MGM Music Hall at Fenway. The new performing arts center, which will sit beyond the right field bleachers of Fenway Park, will accommodate approximately 5,000 patrons. In addition to hosting a wide variety of live events, the mixed-use venue will offer the opportunity to partner with local schools, colleges, and other neighborhood organizations to create an epicenter for the performing arts community in Boston.
Construction activities on the project are scheduled to begin later this month and a groundbreaking ceremony was held today with BostonMayor Martin J. Walsh. The MGM Music Hall at Fenway is targeted for completion in the fall of 2021. Here are some photos from the event!
Also happy to be alive today and celebrate 30 years of living.
Last week, the Boston Red Sox, Manager Alex Cora, JetBlue, and City of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh conducted a relief trip to Puerto Rico, bringing one of several JetBlue cargo freights to the island and delivering nearly 10 tons of supplies to aid Hurricane Maria recovery efforts.
The group, which included Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy, and Red Sox Assistant General Manager Eddie Romero, delivered a JetBlue plane filled with essentials such as medical supplies and vaccines, water filtration systems, first aid kits, flashlights, diapers, and food for distribution to areas in need throughout the island.
Upon arrival at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, the plane was met by Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez, Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló, and Caguas Mayor William Miranda Marin. The group then made a trip to the city of Caguas, Cora’s hometown, located 16 miles south of San Juan. In Caguas, food, water, and supplies were given out to nearly 300 families.
I was along for the journey from beginning to end. I never thought I’d be in a situation where I would fly down and back to Puerto Rico in one day, but that’s what we did. This was a great cause championed by Cora and put into action by the Red Sox.
It was neat to have full access to Alex throughout the day, and while I got some unique moments, as I look back on this take I think I could have done a better job in gathering more images that show a sense of place. We were only on the ground for 3 hours, so time was short in relation to the list of “must-have” shots I needed to get, but still, this is something to keep in mind for next time!
Great work to everyone in the Boston Red Sox front office in making this incredible trip happen.
The Red Sox hosted hundreds of Little Leaguers at Fenway Park over the weekend for an Opening Day event that celebrate the start of Little League’s baseball and softball season. Mayor Martin J. Walsh attended the event, which also included a special ceremony with opening remarks from Red Sox Chairman, Tom Werner, and former Red Sox players Steve Lyons and Sam Horn.