BOSTON (CelebrityAccess) – Fenway Sports Group Real Estate (FSGRE), a subsidiary of Fenway Sports Group (FSG), will today (Nov. 21) host a groundbreaking ceremony for the MGM Music Hall at Fenway, a new, state-of-the-art performing arts center being developed on the corner of Lansdowne and Ipswich Streets in Boston.
The MGM Music Hall at Fenway marks the first development project undertaken by FSGRE beyond the walls of Fenway Park. The venue will be owned by Fenway Sports Group Real Estate and operated by a newly formed joint venture, Fenway Music Company, a partnership between Fenway Sports Management (FSM) and Live Nation. Fenway Music Company will book, manage, and operate the MGM Music Hall at Fenway, as well as the House of Blues Boston on Lansdowne Street.
The project will occupy roughly 91,500 square feet on four levels, and accommodate approximately 5,000 patrons. Additionally, the new venue will replace the open-air, paved lot – often referred to as “the Triangle Lot” – that has long accommodated parking for broadcast trucks and functioned as a service yard for Fenway Park.
“We spent a considerable amount of time contemplating the various uses for this particular parcel of land and the kind of development that would complement the entertainment and community needs of the Fenway neighborhood,” said FSG Chairman Tom Werner. “We felt an indoor, performing arts space of this scale would not only provide an intimate setting for live events, but also create a wide array of educational initiatives and programming for the many arts schools, like the Boston Arts Academy, Berklee College of Music, and Boston Conservatory at Berklee, just steps away from the venue. We are excited to get this development underway.”
“The MGM Music Hall is an exciting addition to Boston’s music scene, and will be a beautiful, state-of-the-art performance venue,” added Mayor Walsh. “Projects like these are a sign of our city’s strength, and I thank Fenway Sports Group for their commitment to opening this venue in Boston, their contributions to the surrounding community, and their recent commitment to the Boston Arts Academy with their partners at Live Nation.”
“The MGM Music Hall at Fenway will provide even more opportunities for artists to connect with the Boston community, creating lifelong memories for fans and adding to the city’s rich musical and cultural history,” concluded Live Nation New England President Don Law.
The MGM Music Hall at Fenway is currently scheduled to open for business in the fall of 2021.