One of America’s oldest stadiums is adapting to the coronavirus. In recent days, the Boston Red Sox converted several areas of Fenway Park to support a safe opening of summer camp and allow for social distancing among the players as Major League Baseball continues to ramp up to attempting a start to the 2020 season.
Among the changes is the conversion of Fenway’s luxury suites into locker room space, with each room accommodating two players. Due to the ballpark’s opening in 1912, Fenway Park’s locker rooms remain among the smallest in all of professional sports, an environment that would be physically impossible for athletes to safely social distance.
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Additionally, the team converted the right-field concourse, an area that’s typically filled with fans waiting for concessions, into an expanded gym and training area, including the installation of an open-air batting cage, turf on top of the existing concrete floor and a pitching mound under the bleachers.