Red Sox Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Sam Kennedy has recently been circulating the idea of bringing Premier League Soccer to Fenway Park. The Boston Globe reports his plans for a regular season game in 2012, serving as part of Fenway’s 100-year anniversary celebration.
“Our mission is to explore all sorts of what we call ‘blue chip events’ at Fenway Park. It started back in 2003 with the Bruce Springsteen concert,” said Kennedy. “We’re having outdoor hockey games with the NHL and Hockey East. The concept of an English premier League game is very, very exciting, and fits in line with our standard of events.” He later began to have doubts by saying “I don’t know that they would be interested in doing it. We need to do some more homework and see if it would work.”
Premier League Soccer has been showcased in the past at U.S. locations like Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA. Kennedy will hope for Fenway to play host to Premier teams down the road in November or December, after the MLB postseason wraps up barring snow issues.