There’s nothing really new under the sun where baseball stadiums are concerned; just trends that filter from ballpark to ballpark.
Here’s one: getting rid of luxury boxes. The Red Sox have unveiled changes to fabled Fenway Park, that removes a group of luxury boxes in favor of more seats. In this case, the seats go for $75 a pop.
The “trend” — if it really is that — comes at a time when corporations (which, let’s face it, helped fuel the luxury box trend) are falling on hard times, and are merging and moving headquarters to other cities. Might this usher in an entire new concept: Seats out in the open?
The Twins are not heading in this direction. All 55 luxury suites at the new ballpark are sold.