New Fenway Park? John Henry says Red Sox current home has ‘expiration date’

Fenway Park
Fenway Park is about to turn 102-years-old. Credit: Getty Images

Red Sox owner John Henry met with reporters in Fort Myers, Fla. Wednesday and talked about the elephant that’s always sitting on Yawkey Way.

“Structurally there is an expiration date,” Henry said about the soon-to-be 102-year-old ballpark and if it would need to be replaced. “Someone at some point in decades ahead will have to address the possibility of a new ballpark.”

Before Boston got buzzing about Henry placing a new Fenway Park on Morrissey Boulevard (Henry this week said he plans to sell the property there, which is currently occupied by The Boston Globe), he said a new ballpark wouldn’t truly be needed for decades.


“I think you’re several decades away, a good 30 years and hopefully we’ll still be around, but we’ll leave that for the next ownership group,” Henry added.

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