New Improvements Come to Fenway Park for the 2017 Baseball Season

Mayor Walsh visits the dugout. Seats for the new area can be purchased from between $35 to $75.

Red Sox manager John Farrell also made a point to note that the veteran southpaw needs to continue to build up his arm strength as a result of his next outing.

And then there's the menu Some of the new additions include lobster poutine, "meatball-in-a-bread-cone", a lobster melt, a hot lobster roll, and a surf-and-turf kebab. Savenor's Market is the butcher and meat supplier for Fenway and this year it will serve a short-rib grilled cheese sandwich and turkey and steak tip sandwiches.

The depth both dugouts was increased by moving the front rail of the dugouts forward 3 feet.

Rutledge, 27, emerged this spring as a candidate to play some first and third base against lefties.

For fans searching for dessert, there is a new "Cookies n' Creamery" stand which will offer ice cream sundaes, creamsicles, ice cream sandwiches, hard ice cream, and warm cookies.

The players' batting cage was improved with lighting and televisions as well.

Both the Home and Visitor's dugouts were also expanded during the off-season. "The new open-air deck features outdoor televisions and a state-of-the-art-sound system, and can accommodate groups of up to 200 people for pre-game functions and non-game events", according to the Sox.

The annual walk through Fenway showed off the new dugouts, more seats, and an expanded virtual reality area. "The addition of the new video board in right field will change the in-game experience for many of our fans by providing direct views of video content and game information".

Pesky Pole, named after team legend Johnny Pesky, was temporarily dismantled after the 2016 season ended.

  • Julie Sanders