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    Tuesday, November 23, 2004

    Saved Fenway

    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Workers level the field surface at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday Nov. 23, 2004. The Red Sox announced plans to improve field drainage, expand the home clubhouse and add a concourse behind the grandstands along the first base line.

    So with all the recent work on the old Fenway can the Save Fenway freaks sleep easy at night?

    That depends on our long-term ability to make the kind of changes that we think
    need to be made both to the ballpark and the neighborhood,'' team president
    Larry Lucchino said Tuesday. We are working on that master plan but we haven't
    completed it.''

    Lucchino estimated the cost of the field work at $1.5 million to $2 million. About two times the amount Gabe Kapler made in 2004. Players requested specific improvements, and the World Series victory helped the club go ahead with some of them. The team also raised ticket prices for next season by an average of 7 percent.

    One of the commitments we made to them during the course of the year was that if
    you win we will do a lot of the things that you're talking about,'' Lucchino
    said. "We'll have the opportunity to generate additional revenue if you win and
    some part of that revenue will go to the facilities.''

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