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Fenway Faces Tough Competitor In Gillette Stadium For Big Name Concerts

BOSTON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The home of the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park, has long been a destination for major touring artists but in recent years, the historic baseball park has been losing out to nearby Gillette Stadium, home to the NFL's New England Patriots.

The matter came to a head this year when Elton John & Billy Joel looked like shoo-ins for midsummer show at Fenway, but are now booked into Gillette after the stadium's owner Robert Kraft, flexed his networking muscles.

"I am happy to welcome two of the most gifted and recognized artists of our time," Kraft blandly noted in a statement.

The Kraft coup induced some Fenway snark and one unspecified insider told the Boston Herald "There are some bands that want to play a historic ballpark in an urban setting and some who want to play a generic football stadium 30 miles from the city, the Red Sox choose to work with entertainers who want their kind of environment."

Still, Fenway's got some game left and it appears as if Dave Matthews will perform at the park in May. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers