For Immediate Release
October 22, 2013
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Mayor's Press Office
Mayor Thomas M. Menino joined leaders from the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Police Department, and City officials to encourage fans to support the Red Sox as they kick off the World Series tomorrow against the St. Louis Cardinals.
“Boston is the greatest sports city in America, and we are tremendously lucky and grateful to get to watch the Red Sox challenge for their third title in 10 years,” Mayor Menino said. “I encourage everyone to be responsible fans and respect one another and your surroundings while you support the team. Baseball should be a fun, safe experience for everyone, everywhere, especially when it’s the World Series.”
Mayor Menino also encouraged Bostonians to wear Red Sox gear throughout the day on game days during the Series.
The Boston Police Department will be in attendance tomorrow to discuss plans for extra officers on hand for game nights and enforcement of underage and public drinking violations. BPD will also detail plans for street closures during games.
Approximately 200 restaurants, bars, and other businesses in the area of Allston/Brighton, Fenway, Back Bay, the South End, and Downtown, have received detailed instructions from the Mayor’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing on new directives in place for all games, home or away, that can result in the Red Sox clinching the World Series. Directives include dispersing lines once premises have reached capacity, preventing crowds from gathering to watch televisions from the street, and clearing the outside areas of establishments by the end of the fifth inning.
The City’s Traffic Management Center, Emergency Operations Center, and Unified Command Center will be operating during home and potential clinching games.
To accommodate games 1 and 2, parking in the vicinity of Fenway Park will be temporarily restricted as follows.
“No Stopping Wednesday & Thursday 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.”
Both sides, Beacon Street (Kenmore Square) to Park Drive
Both sides, from Boylston Street (near #1250 Boylston) to Charlesgate East
Both sides, from Brookline Avenue to Ipswich Street
Both sides, from Boylston Street to Brookline Avenue
Van Ness Street
Both sides, from Ipswich Street to Kilmarnock Street
“No Stopping HP vehicles ONLY Wednesday & Thursday”
Both sides, Ipswich Street near 1250 Boylston Street to Jersey Street, excluding any No Stopping zones