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How the Boston Garden and Fenway Park almost fell victim to

Postby MattyB » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:15 am

For a brief period of time in the 1960s, local leaders seriously considered a three-pronged plan to replace the Boston Garden, make Fenway Park obsolete, and build a 53,000-seat stadium near South Station.

It was a bold plan by any calculation, showcasing a Boston attitude towards redevelopment that was at its peak during the John Collins mayoral administration when projects such as Government Center and the Prudential Center took shape. It was a time famously dubbed “New Boston.”

This particular version of the plan (shown below) was only a single frame of what became more than 30 iterations of designs to try and build a stadium in Boston over the course of the decade. Saddled by political opposition and bureaucratic infighting, the movement to build a downtown stadium and brand new arena ultimately failed.


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