Luring the fans to Fenway Park

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April 8, 2013, 3:16 pm
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(NECN) - It's Opening Day at Fenway, and it's drawing in the fans, but will they keep coming to the park?

We’re talking changes at Fenway Park with Sam Kennedy, the chief operating officer of the Red Sox.

The focus on Opening Day has been intense for the past couple of weeks but the preparations began at the end of last season.

The Red Sox spent the entire off season getting ready for this day, and as they prepare to get the familiar parts of Fenway that you've fallen in love with spic and span and ready to go, like Ted Williams seat in right field, but there are also some things that are brand new.

The Champions Club is a brand new gathering place for groups to gather before during and after the game.

The Royal Rooters Club is in its second year with two great additions: fresh food on site and the archives of Red Sox Nation, from baseballs and World Series gloves to Cy Young pitching plaques and memories of opening days gone by.

The food is ever changing, and there’s a special treat in April for families: kids eat free in April.

If you're lucky enough to have a seat near the field, the screen behind home plate is new, and it's a whole lot easier to see through than before.

And for those out in the grandstands, there’s a special treat there, as well: they won't let you see all the controversial replays on the center field scoreboard but now in the grandstands, there are flat screen TVs that let you see everything!

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