Boston police, Red Sox outline Fenway security plans for World Series

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Boston Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster stands with Boston police members as the city outlined its security plans for the 2013 World Series.
Credit: Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro

City officials, Boston police and Red Sox leaders outlined on Tuesday the security measures that will be in place for what is one of the biggest events to be held in the Hub since the Marathon bombings. 

The World Series begins in Boston at Fenway Park Wednesday night. It will continue on Thursday night for Game 2 and there’s the possibility of it returning for Games 6 and 7.

Ahead of what could possibly be another world championship celebration in Boston, city leaders urged people to behave responsibly. Mayor Thomas Menino urged people coming to Fenway to use public transportation.

“Let’s show the nation why we are a first-class city on the field and off of the field,” Menino said.

There will be an enhanced presence of police officers for the first two games, but for potential clinching games, the rules and police presence will increase.

Parking restrictions will be in place and for potential clinching games, no one will be allowed out of parking garages and lots in the Fenway and Kenmore Square area after the 7th inning until it is deemed safe. Also, bars and restaurants have been told to disperse lines once they are at capacity and no one will be allowed inside an establishment in the area near Fenway Park after the 7th inning of a clinching game.

Police also urged people to leave items and bags at home if possible, one of the measures that relate to the Marathon bombings after the two suspects left bombs in backpacks at the finish line.

“One of the things we learned is that the fans are our greatest asset,” said Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief Daniel Linskey. “If you don’t need it don’t bring it.”

Certain events, like the Super Bowl, are designated as national security events by federal agencies, but that is not the case for the World Series.

“We haven’t got a national security event designation from the Secret Service at this time, but this is even better. This is the Red Sox, at Fenway, in the World Series, it doesn’t get any better than that,” Linskey said.

Linskey said that Boston police work with the FBI everyday, but that they haven’t made any additional calls.

“We haven’t reached out for any additional resources from the FBI at this time,” Linskey said.

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